Monday, December 8, 2014

AngularJS Material to Replace Bootstrap

AngularJS team along with Ionic team is developing a framework that I believe is going to replace the Bootstrap and may become the defacto standard for Angular development. Right now Angular Material is in the beta stage and have few components (more is on the way). It also has a layout design much more advanced than that of the Bootstap grid system.

Please take a look at the Material Design presentation at ng-europe 2014

Also go to their demos and docs at

I just rewrote my app which was using Bootstrap to use this material design and I likeed it very much. Angular Material’s layout is much more easy to use and can do more than the Bootstrap css. It is very easy to do vertical alignment, I have to jump several hoops to do the same with Bootstrap.

Angular Material components have a good animation which improves the user experience. It also have some additional components which improve your productivity. Similar to any other frameworks, Angular Material is also designed with mobile first approach.

I strongly recommend to use this Angular Material in your angular apps.