Materialize VS Bootstrap

Compare Materialize vs Bootstrap and see what are their differences.


The most popular HTML, CSS, and JavaScript framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web. (by twbs)
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Materialize Bootstrap
26 203
38,651 154,923
- 0.5%
0.0 9.8
14 days ago 4 days ago
JavaScript JavaScript
MIT License MIT License
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For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Materialize. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-11.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Bootstrap. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-16.
  • Heroku app crashing after deploying
    2 projects | | 16 Jan 2022
    I'm using bootstrap4 to get access mainly to the components that has to offer. I haven't done any custom styling or added any styling sheets. I've only been adjusting whatever I pull from the website.
  • Implementing a grid system using a simple hand-written single-pass compiler in Sass
    2 projects | | 16 Jan 2022
    Personally, it reminds me of a mix of Bootstrap and Susy:
  • The world of Awesome CSS Frameworks
    16 projects | | 11 Jan 2022
    Bootstrap - 155K⭐
  • Is Python Suitable for Mobile Applications?
    1 project | | 10 Jan 2022
    A better approach would be to build a modern web-based app that looks good if you're on a phone, tablet, or computer. In our household of six, we have both Android and iOS devices; I built some home automation systems and did exactly this using Bottle as the web framework and Bootstrap as the CSS that does a great job of adapting between platforms. It might not work for very sophisticated apps or UIs, but for something relatively straightforward it's fine.
  • Write Once, Run Everywhere (Part 2 of N)
    2 projects | | 10 Jan 2022
    In order to help me do the graphic design of the ContextMenu I've employed the latest version of Bootstrap CSS Library .
  • My tech choices for building a modern SPA
    11 projects | | 9 Jan 2022
    I default to Bootstrap. Bootstrap has served me well through years of usage. It's a mature library, allows customization, takes accessibility into account, and has corresponding component libraries like react-bootstrap.
  • Do I need to learn HTML/CSS?
    1 project | | 8 Jan 2022
    But there are libraries out there that do a lot of the heavy CSS lifting for you. Bootstrap is one example. It's a collection of CSS classes that are already pre written. So if you want a navigation bar that is black, it's as simple as specifying the classes "navbar navbar-dark bg-dark". Even if you use bootstrap, you still need to know some CSS because Bootstrap doesn't do all of the work for you and if you want something that Bootstrap doesn't offer, you have to style it yourself.
  • Front-end framework with Flask
    5 projects | | 7 Jan 2022
    For CSS and components, you can start with Bootstrap ( ). It's very popular, and makes pretty generic sites, but it helps you bootstrap sites quickly. For more custom sites with less CSS, you can check out Tailwind CSS ( ).
  • Cross-Platform GUI App
    2 projects | | 4 Jan 2022
    JavaScript - more specifically React, Angular, Next.js or another option. All those OSes have a web browser, you have massive scalability, huge community, many UI options via HTML and CSS frameworks (like Bootstrap). You can use TypeScript if you want JavaScript with a type system - though it’s still only syntactic sugar.
  • Navbar collapse menu not responding (Bootstrap 5.1.3)
    1 project | | 31 Dec 2021
    Hey all, I'm currently taking a Udemy course and have exhausted myself trying to figure out why the collapse menu won't respond. I tried to use the separate JS lines on as well as the bundle and no luck with either method. I've tried placing the tag at the end right before the tag and still having no luck with it. Was wondering if any of you could help me figure it out?

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Materialize and Bootstrap you can also consider the following projects:

vuetify - πŸ‰ Material Component Framework for Vue

antd - An enterprise-class UI design language and React UI library

awesome-blazor - Resources for Blazor, a .NET web framework using C#/Razor and HTML that runs in the browser with WebAssembly.

w2ui - UI widgets for modern apps. Data table, forms, toolbars, sidebar, tabs, tooltips, popups. All under 120kb (gzipped).

Bulma - Modern CSS framework based on Flexbox

Tailwind CSS - A utility-first CSS framework for rapid UI development.

styled-components - Visual primitives for the component age. Use the best bits of ES6 and CSS to style your apps without stress πŸ’…

primeng - The Most Complete Angular UI Component Library

Svelte - Cybernetically enhanced web apps

UI kit - A lightweight and modular front-end framework for developing fast and powerful web interfaces

Semantic UI - Semantic is a UI component framework based around useful principles from natural language.

vite - Next generation frontend tooling. It's fast!