Developing web applications requires modern UI and related elements like calendar, graphs, charts etc, so to make it easier for developers/designer, we can find already created UI libraries on the Internet, which helps us to save our time. These libraries simplify the process of creating common UI components. You can leverage these existing frameworks and customize them to suit your needs.
One the most common UI library is jQuery UI, while jQuery UI works great and is a good option, there are other frameworks also out there that boast amazing, high-quality controls. In the last article, I have gives few names of jQuery alternatives, in this article, I am going to list out few alternatives of jQuery UI.
2. Kendo UI
Kendo UI is a JQuery-based framework for rich UI, build HTML5 apps that look native on any device, build desktop and mobile applications for any browser. It provides a series of over 70+ components useful for speeding up your development. These components are responsive, themeable, fast and highly customizable.
Unlike some other frameworks, these widgets have been built from scratch with just JS and don’t require jQuery at all.Kendo UI is optimized for the mobile user, and it gives responsive and adaptive layout depending on where they are viewed.
Kendo UI can be used as a JS plugin or developers can customize it with server-side languages like PHP, ASP.NET, JAVA etc.
Webix provides Jquery integration and can work with any server-side platform: PHP, .NET, Java, etc.
jQWidgets gives us something new and special. It’s a new and unique library for Web development and unlike others it makes our Apps and Websites look beautiful on desktops, touch devices, and mobile phones.You can use jQWidgets with TypeScript, popular frameworks like Angular 4, KnockoutJS and server-side technologies like ASP.NET MVC, PHP, JSP and Node.js
A complete w2ui library is only 69kb (minified and gzipped) and provides extremely fast load and execution. It is 9 times smaller then ExtJS and 7 times smaller then Kendo UI. It is just a bit over the size of jQuery.