Material-UI for React

April 25, 2019 - Søren Alsbjerg Hørup

I have for a long time been a Bootstrap fanboy, but with the introduction of React into my developer life I have been looking for a good UI library that fits my needs.

Typically, I simply used Bootstrap and decorated my components with CSS from Bootstrap - but then I stumbled upon Material-UI a React component library that implements Google’s material design.

Available on NPM here:

One simply needs to install a single package which includes typescript definitions also:

npm install @material-ui/core

and if one wish to use the Roboto font, add a reference to it in the TSX or HTML:

<link rel="stylesheet" href=",400,500" />

With the package installed, we can use materialized components out of the box, by import, e.g.:

import {Button} from '@material-ui/core/Button';
import {Card} from '@material-ui/core/Card';
import {Dialog} from '@material-ui/core/Dialog'; has a lot of examples on how to use the different components.

With it’s 1 million weekly downloads, you can’t go wrong with this component library!