Since React has been introduced dozens of UI libraries and frameworks started to come out one by one and it's continuing. All of these tools, boilerplates and UI components are here to save your time and help you focus on building apps.
With these tools, you no longer need to worry about designing elements and components and trying to keep them consistent at the same time, which is a time-consuming process, even if you have a designing background.
In this list, I try to share the best UI libraries and frameworks based on my personal experience and opinion.
There are several material design UI frameworks for React, but this is my favorite one because of the implementation of components which looks better than similar frameworks.
Version 1 is still in beta and has much more stuff but it's inconsistent and API changes a lot. However, I still recommend you to try the latest version, as we did in The Devs.
- Well implemented Material design
- Suitable for every website
- create-react-app and Next.js examples
- v1 beta is a lot better, but API changes a lot
- JSS makes it a little harder and time-consuming to start with
- Customizable theme with JSS
Blueprint has a clean design similar to bootstrap, but better. It has its own design system which helps you to use components in their correct form and place.
- Lots of components with great designs
- Has APIs for both CSS and JS
- Built with Typescript, examples are also in Typescript
- Flexible and customizable styles built with Sass
- Extensive Documentation
Yet another design system that its professional design makes it perfect to use it on enterprise projects. It's easy to start and it also supports server-side rendering and Electron.
- Enterprise design
- Huge number of components
- create-react-app example
- Works on Browser, server-side rendering and Electron
- Customizable theme
- Straightforward documentation
- Available for React Native
Semantic UI is a beautiful user interface that is super easy and enjoyable to work with. I've built several apps with it before and will do again.
- Beautiful design
- Super easy to start with
- Simple declarative component APIs
- Well documented
Currently the best implementation of Bootstrap for React. It has built upon Bootstrap 3 and as they mention in their website, it's under active development and APIs will change.
- Almost every Bootstrap 3 components available for React
- Easy to setup and use
- Under active development, unstable APIs
Use the whole Microsoft Office styles, components and icons with React. Maintained officially by Office.
- Offical Office UI framework for React
- Includes Office fonts and icons
- Microsoft’s palette
- Extensive APIs for components
- Best practices guides for each component
AtlasKit is Atlassian's official UI library, built according to the Atlassian design guidelines.
- atlaskit-starter creates a React app with AtlasKit components
- Lots of well crafted components
- Has it's own design guidelines
React Desktop aims to bring a native desktop experience to the web, featuring many macOS Sierra and Windows 10 components.
Cloudflares UI framework has +50 packages and it uses CSS in JS for its components. The design looks suitable for corporate websites.
- Corporate design style
- CSS in JS solution
- Huge number of components
Another UI framework that implements Google's Material design system. It uses CSS Modules to import stylesheets.
- Good implementation of Material design
- Powered by CSS Modules
- Needs Webpack or another module bundler