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Primer vs Semantic UI: What are the differences?

What is Primer? CSS toolkit and guidelines that power GitHub. Primer is the basecoat of GitHub, made by nerds just like you who share a passion for HTML and CSS.

What is Semantic UI? A UI Component library implemented using a set of specifications designed around natural language. Semantic empowers designers and developers by creating a shared vocabulary for UI.

Primer and Semantic UI can be categorized as "Front-End Frameworks" tools.

"simple" is the primary reason why developers consider Primer over the competitors, whereas "Easy to use and looks elegant" was stated as the key factor in picking Semantic UI.

Primer and Semantic UI are both open source tools. Semantic UI with 45.9K GitHub stars and 4.84K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Primer with 8.42K GitHub stars and 621 GitHub forks.

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Pros of Primer
Pros of Semantic UI
  • 4
    simple
  • 2
    Pretty
  • 0
    Maintained by GitHub
  • 157
    Easy to use and looks elegant
  • 92
    Variety of components
  • 64
    Themes
  • 61
    Has out-of-the-box widgets i would actually use
  • 57
    Semantic, duh
  • 44
    Its the future
  • 42
    Open source
  • 37
    Very active development
  • 31
    Far less complicated structure
  • 28
    Gulp
  • 9
    Already has more features than bootstrap
  • 8
    Just compare it to Bootstrap and you'll be hooked
  • 7
    UI components
  • 7
    Clean and consistent markup model
  • 6
    Responsiveness
  • 4
    Elegant. clean. readable. maintainable
  • 4
    Because it is semantic :-D
  • 4
    Good-Looking
  • 2
    Great docs
  • 2
    Consistent
  • 2
    Is big and look really great, nothing like this
  • 2
    Modular and scalable
  • 1
    Jquery
  • 1
    Easy to use
  • 1
    Blends with reactjs

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Cons of Primer
Cons of Semantic UI
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    • 5
      Outdated build tool (gulp 3))
    • 3
      HTML is not semantic (see list component)
    • 2
      Javascript is tied to jquery
    • 2
      Poor accessibility support

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    What is Primer?

    Primer is the basecoat of GitHub, made by nerds just like you who share a passion for HTML and CSS.

    What is Semantic UI?

    Semantic empowers designers and developers by creating a shared vocabulary for UI.

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