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.

1. Inferno

Inferno is a JavaScript library for building user interfaces in a declarative manner. Inferno is an extremely fast React-like JavaScript library for building modern user interfaces.Inferno is designed to be a light-weight and blazing fast React-like Javascript library for building modern interfaces. It was also designed to be React compatible, modular and isomorphic.

It is a new javascript UI library, but with good and modern UI.Inferno proves that it is possible to be fast on mobile. Parse-time, load-time, rendering complex UIs and all the normal things you'd expect to just work


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.

3. Webix

Webix is a cross-browser, cross-device, multi-widget JavaScript UI library for developing HTML5 and CSS3 compatible mobile and desktop web apps. It provides over 80 feature rich UI widgets for data management, visualization, uploading, navigation, building layouts and editing.Using these components you can build web apps that will run properly not only on personal computers but also on iOS, Android, and Windows touch devices.

Webix provides Jquery integration and can work with any server-side platform: PHP, .NET, Java, etc.



JQWidgets provides a comprehensive solution for building professional websites and mobile apps. It is built entirely on open standards and technologies like HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery.

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


4. w2ui

W2UI is a small JavaScript UI library with a complete set of widgets: layout, grid, sidebar, toolbar, tabs, fields, popup, utilities.The w2ui library is a set jQuery plugin for front-end development of data-driven web applications. It is not a adhoc port to jQuery but was initially developed with jQuery in mind.

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.

5. EasyUI

EasyUI is a collection of extended jQuery widgets, used to create interactivity for building modern, responsive websites and web apps. With EasyUI, you can create common UI elements from either direct HTML markup or, alternatively, with JavaScript. jQuery EasyUI provides easy to use components for web developers, which is built on the popular jQuery core and HTML5. These make your applications suitable for today's web.


6. UIKit

UIKit A lightweight and modular front-end framework for developing fast and powerful web interfaces.UIKit framework has full HTML / CSS, javascript component, form, theme, drop down, responsive layout, More full than bootstrap or foundation.

7. Bootstrap

Bootstrap is an open-source collection of tools for creating browser sites and applications. It contains HTML and CSS-based design templates for typography, forms, buttons, charts, navigation and other interface components, as well as optional JavaScript extensions.