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Material-UI vs react-md: What are the differences?
Developers describe Material-UI as "React components for faster and easier web development. Build your own design system, or start with Material Design". React components for faster and easier web development. Build your own design system, or start with Material Design. On the other hand, react-md is detailed as "Google's Material Design UI components built with accessibility in mind and React". React MD is Google's Material Design specifications implemented with Sass and React. The goal of the project is to create components that adhere to the Material Design specifications.
Material-UI and react-md are both open source tools. It seems that Material-UI with 48.6K GitHub stars and 11K forks on GitHub has more adoption than react-md with 2.02K GitHub stars and 297 GitHub forks.
Fonts and typography are fun. Material Design is a framework (developed by Google) that basically geeks out on how to assemble your typographical elements together into a design language. If you're into fonts and typography, it's fantastic. It provides a theming engine, reusable components, and can pull different user interfaces together under a common design paradigm. I'd highly recommend looking into Borries Schwesinger's book "The Form Book" if you're going to be working with Material UI or are otherwise new to component design.
Pros of Material-UI
- Material Design82
- Ui components58
- CSS framework28
- Looks great14
- Good documentation11
- Ui component7
- Open source7
- Code examples6
- Very accessible3
- Supports old browsers out of the box3
- Designed for Server Side Rendering2
- Easy to work with1
Pros of react-md
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Cons of Material-UI
- Hard to learn. Bad documentation31
- Hard to customize25
- Hard to understand Docs19
- Bad performance6
- Extra library needed for date/time pickers6
- For editable table component need to use material-table5