Help Me Choose UI Library

which library integration is the best in terms of performance, size bundle, feature, easy to customize, support responsive design between antdesign and chakra ui?
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kapa.ai
kapa.ai5mo ago
Hi @M Farhan Zachary. I'm kapa.ai, your friendly support bot. I will try to answer your question by searching through the knowledge base. :wave: ---------------------- Both Ant Design and Chakra UI are excellent choices for UI libraries, and both are supported by Refine. They offer a wide range of pre-designed components that ensure developers can get started quickly while still allowing for extensive customization. Ant Design is an enterprise-level UI toolkit that Refine provides an integration package for. This package provides a set of ready-to-use components and hooks that connect Refine with Ant Design components. You will be able to use all the features of Ant Design in the same way you would use it in a regular React application. Refine's integration only provides components and hooks for easier usage of Ant Design components in combination with Refine's features and functionalities [source] (https://refine.dev/docs/ui-integrations/ant-design/introduction/). Chakra UI is a comprehensive library of React components made to make creating user interfaces easier. It provides a distinct set of movable elements that put simplicity and adaptability first. Refine offers a dedicated integration package for the Chakra UI framework, which includes a collection of ready-to-use components and hooks designed to seamlessly link Refine with Chakra UI elements [source] (https://refine.dev/blog/chakra-ui#what-is-chakra-ui). In terms of performance and bundle size, Refine's core package (@refinedev/core) is only 200KB minified and ~57KB minified + gzipped. If we add the @refinedev/mui UI package to the equation, which is ~250KB minified and 69KB minified + gzipped, the bundle size is still more than 50% smaller than react-admin [source] (https://refine.dev/blog/react-admin-vs-refine#bundle-size-and-performance). However, the choice between Ant Design and Chakra UI will largely depend on your specific needs and preferences. Both libraries are highly customizable and support responsive design. They also both have a large community and extensive documentation, which can be a big help when you're trying to solve problems or learn more about their features. In conclusion, both Ant Design and Chakra UI are excellent choices for UI libraries to use with Refine. The best one for you will depend on your specific needs and preferences. ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai5mo ago
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conscious-sapphire
conscious-sapphire5mo ago
please give me performance and bundle size comparison in terms of refine + chakra ui and refine + antdesign @kapa.ai
kapa.ai
kapa.ai5mo ago
Let me check the knowledge base for you. One moment! :books: ---------------------- I'm sorry, but the provided extracts do not contain specific information about the performance and bundle size comparison between Refine + Chakra UI and Refine + Ant Design. However, it's mentioned that Refine's core package (@refinedev/core) is only 200KB minified and ~57KB minified + gzipped. If we add the @refinedev/mui UI package to the equation, which is ~250KB minified and 69KB minified + gzipped, the bundle size is still more than 50% smaller than react-admin [source] (https://refine.dev/blog/react-admin-vs-refine#bundle-size-and-performance). For more specific information, you may want to check the individual package sizes on Bundlephobia or similar tools: - @refinedev/core (https://bundlephobia.com/package/@refinedev/core@4.34.0) - @refinedev/antd (https://bundlephobia.com/package/@refinedev/antd@5.31.0) - @refinedev/chakra-ui (https://bundlephobia.com/package/@refinedev/chakra-ui@2.23.0) Please note that these links are for reference and the actual sizes may vary based on the version of the packages you are using. ---------------------- Note: you can ask me a follow up question by @ mentioning me again :speech_balloon: ----------------------
kapa.ai
kapa.ai5mo ago
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