10 free UI Libraries for making Web Applications

October 1, 2018

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Web Applications

A client/server computer program which the client runs in a web browser is known as a web application.
It is stored on a remote server.
The web application is delivered to the client through the Internet with the help a browser interface.

Since the web application runs within the web browsers, there is no need of developing web applications which are compatible with multiple platforms. A web application gives a more consistent UI since the appearance of the application depends on the browser and not the OS.

User Interface Libraries for Web Applications

There is a large list of frameworks and libraries which web app developers use which make their work fast, efficient and convenient. In this article, we have discussed 10 of the free UI Libraries for web apps and their features briefly.

10 Free User Interface Libraries for Web Applications

1. Kendo UI

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Kendo UI is a jQuery-based development framework.
You can build modern web applications very quickly and pretty easily with Kendo UI.
Some of its features are:

  • over 70 UI components
  • preconfigured and customizable theme
  • built-in support for Angular 1.x

2. jQuery UI

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jQuery UI is used to build HTML and JavaScript-based application interfaces.
It is compatible with the following:

  • jQuery
  • jQuery Mobile
  • QUnit JavaScript unit testing framework
  • Sizzle pure-JavaScript CSS selector engine

3. jQWidgets

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jQWidgets is a JavaScript User Interface widget collection and development framework.
It works with:

  • TypeScript
  • Angular
  • KnockoutJS
  • ASP.NET MVC
  • PHP
  • JSP
  • Node.js. Some of its features are
  • over 60 built-in UI component widgets
  • full responsive design support
  • touch support for mobile devices

4. Webix

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Webix provides a JavaScript library and application framework. You can build sophisticated web application UI with Webix.
Some of its features are:

  • cross-browser compatibility
  • mobile compatibility
  • easy integration with Backbone.js and Angular

5. Skeleton

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Skeleton is a CSS boilerplate for HTML5 websites and apps.
Some of its features are:

  • A responsive layout grid
  • CSS class for responsive image elements
  • PSD template
  • HTML5 shiv for old web browsers

6. HTML5 Boilerplate

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HTML5 Boilerplate is a popular open source front-end web development tool.
It is used to build HTML5 websites and web apps.
It has the following features:

  • mobile-friendly HTML template
  • placeholder icons
  • CSS resets for standardizing stylesheet property values
  • HTML5 shiv for non-modern web browsers

7. HTML5 KickStart

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HTML5 KickStart is a package of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript files. It has the following UI components:

  • Stylish buttons
  • Navigation bars
  • Scalable icons
  • Responsive grid layout
  • Touch-enabled slideshow component

8. Montage

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Montage is an open source HTML5 framework.
It uses declarative binding.
The feature “Blueprints” is used to bind metadata onto your application objects.

9. SproutCore

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SproutCore is a front-end framework used to build HTML5 apps.
It is built on MVC architecture pattern.

10. Zebra

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Zebra is a UI open source framework.
You can get started on Zebra in 5 minutes.


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