Material Design vs Material Design for Angular

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Material Design vs Material Design for Angular: What are the differences?

Developers describe Material Design as "Google's Material Design". Material Design is a unified system that combines theory, resources, and tools for crafting digital experiences. On the other hand, Material Design for Angular is detailed as "Material Design for AngularJS Apps". Material Design is a specification for a unified system of visual, motion, and interaction design that adapts across different devices. Our goal is to deliver a lean, lightweight set of AngularJS-native UI elements that implement the material design system for use in Angular SPAs.

Material Design and Material Design for Angular belong to "Front-End Frameworks" category of the tech stack.

"They really set a new bar in design" is the primary reason why developers consider Material Design over the competitors, whereas "Ui components" was stated as the key factor in picking Material Design for Angular.

Material Design for Angular is an open source tool with 16.5K GitHub stars and 3.57K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Material Design for Angular's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Material Design for Angular has a broader approval, being mentioned in 286 company stacks & 381 developers stacks; compared to Material Design, which is listed in 25 company stacks and 38 developer stacks.

Advice on Material Design and Material Design for Angular
Ashish Sharma
Sr. UI Associate at Daffodil Software · | 4 upvotes · 337.6K views

I am a bit confused when to choose Bootstrap vs Material Design or Tailwind CSS, and why? I mean, in which kind of projects we can work with bootstrap/Material/Tailwind CSS? If the design is made up on the grid, we prefer bootstrap, and if flat design, then material design. Similarly, when do we choose tailwind CSS?

Any suggestion would be appreciated?

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Hi Ashish,

If you need minimal work to be done from your end and like most of the components / design available out of the box - go with Bootstrap. This is the oldest and has the widest adoption and a whole range of components built out by others.

If you like Material design, this is a good choice too. Please note that Bootstrap also has a Material theme, though it is not as native.

Both of these above frameworks are bulky and has more than what you may need.

If you like to build micro-components in a elegant way, TailwindCSS is the way to go.

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I don't know about material design.

You would go with Bootstrap if you want to prototype / build something without bothering about the design at all and you are OK if everything looks kinda template-y, using bootstrap out of the box components.

Go with Tailwind if you need a sleek design, a user interface where building with components will be important (because tailwind strongly favors component-based UI), and you know you will need to extend the built-in classes with your own (because tailwind is very easy to extend)

I would personally recommend tailwind over bootstrap any day of the week.

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Decisions about Material Design and Material Design for Angular
Ryan Wans

Ant Design offers the most components with JS and CSS taken care of. They look clean, professional, and usable.

We paired this with Bulma for making the containers and structure reactive. Bulma (for react) make it easy to just add a section, container, and content and have it work on all platforms.

We also use Geist UI, though not recognized by Stack share, for its simple and modern feel. Highly recommend Geist if you want modern components for complicated UI's

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Pros of Material Design
Pros of Material Design for Angular
  • 4
    They really set a new bar in design
  • 3
    An intuitive design
  • 2
    Simply, And Beautiful
  • 2
    Many great libraries
  • 0
    Composants
  • 119
    Ui components
  • 62
    Backed by google
  • 51
    Backed by angular
  • 51
    Free
  • 48
    Javascript
  • 34
    Open source
  • 32
    Responsiveness
  • 31
    Easy to learn
  • 28
    Quick to develop
  • 20
    Customizable
  • 8
    Easy to start
  • 8
    Powerful
  • 6
    Themes
  • 6
    Flexible
  • 4
    Flexbox Layouts
  • 3
    Great community
  • 3
    I like its design
  • 2
    Great extensions
  • 1
    CDK
  • 1
    Consistents
  • 1
    It's the best looking out of the box
  • 1
    Seamless integration with AngularJS but lack of docs
  • 0
    Progressive Web Apps - to learn

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Cons of Material Design
Cons of Material Design for Angular
  • 2
    Sometimes, it can hang the browser
  • 4
    No practical examples

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What is Material Design?

Material Design is a unified system that combines theory, resources, and tools for crafting digital experiences.

What is Material Design for Angular?

Material Design is a specification for a unified system of visual, motion, and interaction design that adapts across different devices. Our goal is to deliver a lean, lightweight set of AngularJS-native UI elements that implement the material design system for use in Angular SPAs.

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What tools integrate with Material Design?
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What are some alternatives to Material Design and Material Design for Angular?
Bootstrap
Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.
Material Design Lite
Material Design Lite (MDL) lets you add a Material Design look and feel to your static content websites. It doesn't rely on any JavaScript frameworks or libraries. Optimized for cross-device use, gracefully degrades in older browsers, and offers an experience that is accessible from the get-go.
Flat UI
Flat UI is a beautiful theme for Bootstrap. We have redesigned many of its components to look flat in every pixel.
Ant Design
An enterprise-class UI design language and React-based implementation. Graceful UI components out of the box, base on React Component. A npm + webpack + babel + dora + dva development framework.
Material
Express your creativity with Material, an animation and graphics framework for Google's Material Design and Apple's Flat UI in Swift.
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