- It now has an official SASS port
- an official AngularJS framwork
- has an official WordPress theme
- works with any HTML tag
- has had many bugs worked out
You can find more integration information on this page.
"Semantic empowers designers and developers by creating a shared vocabulary for UI."
— Semantic UI Team
I don't usually like changing frameworks, even if it's just an HTML/CSS framework. But sometimes, the final product makes it all worth it.
For a while now, I have been a big fan of Zurb's Foundation Framework, and rightly so. It has many of features that others just don't provide, and it even has a few pre-made templates too. So designing with it is usually relatively painless. But there have always been features that I have been waiting to see from Foundation.
Enter Semantic UI, with tons of features, plenty of which are unique to it. It boasts support for modals, accordion elements, element dimmers, 3D transformations, and even ratings. Not to mention everything seems to run buttery smooth. Of course that's not all, but I think you get the picture. Semantic UI may be a new player on the field of HTML/CSS frameworks, but it is coming in strong.
On top of all these features, it uses class names that are closer to English than a random string of words; so designing with Semantic UI feels more natural. As a result, learning how to use Semantic UI, and designing with it is just easier.
However, there is a catch. There are some features I would expect in Semantic UI, things like a basic image slider, or perhaps thumbnail classes. But maybe that's just me expecting too much. After all, even for what it lacks, I think it more than makes up for it in other areas/features.
To be fair, Semantic UI isn't at version 1.0 yet, but they are close.
- Published under the incredibly permissive MIT License
- Very well documented
- Seems to be easier to learn/use
- Has a Grid layout
- Uses LESS
- A very nice implementation of buttons, modals, & progress bars
- Uses an Icon font for many of it's features
- Has some very useful extras such as the
- Open to community contribution
- No image slider
- No thumbnail classes
- No visibility classes
- No SASS (does have LESS)
- Not at a release >1.0
To be honest, I myself will probably wait till version 1.0 to use Semantic UI in a production site, but I am excited to use it in some of my private projects now. I think that this framework has a lot of potential, and could potentially become much more popular than both Bootstrap & Foundation.
The Site: semantic-ui.com