Building UI Toolkits With React

Articles & Tutorials

3 Ways to Build Your Own React Component Library (blog.bitsrc.io)
Nov 07, 2019
Component libraries are great resources when it comes to developing React-based applications. They allow you to logically group your components in a way that lets others in your team explore them and pick & choose the ones they need.
  • Fernando Doglio
Ionic React - First Look (dev.to)
Oct 17, 2019
Ionic now officially supports React as a first-class target & framework.
Announcing Ionic React (ionicframework.com)
Oct 14, 2019
Today we’re thrilled to announce the general availability of Ionic React, a native React version of Ionic Framework that makes it easy to build apps for iOS, Android, Desktop, and the web as a Progressive Web App.
  • Max Lynch
Component Development with Storybook and KendoReact (telerik.com)
Jul 23, 2019
Storybook provides a great environment for experimenting with UI components in isolation and through a variety of different configurations. In this article, I'll show you how to get started with Storybook, highlight a few add-ons, and showcase a Storybook built for KendoReact.
  • John Bristowe
How to configure Create-React-App to use TailwindCSS (blog.logrocket.com)
Jul 23, 2019
Recently, I tried using TailwindCSS in a React project bootstrapped by the Create-React-App (CRA) boilerplate and ran into difficulties setting up TailwindCSS as CRA abstracts configuration.
  • Anjolaoluwa Adebayo-Oyetoro
How we built a component library that people actually enjoy using (medium.com)
Jun 26, 2019
Sprout Social’s design system, Seeds, has done a lot of growing up since it launched in October of last year. When we launched, our system was home to four categories of guidelines and principles: Brand, Visual, Writing, and Product. A healthy showing, for sure, but something was suspiciously missing — components.
  • Chase McCoy
Discovering React Hooks with KendoReact (telerik.com)
May 01, 2019
React Hooks have been available for use since the React 16.8 release. We'll learn how we can start applying these Hooks by using our KendoReact components.
  • Eric Bishard
Using React Hooks in Ionic React (blog.ionicframework.com)
Apr 30, 2019
We were excited to see how hooks can make common app building tasks and accessing native APIs really easy and clean, and wanted to walk through the new Hooks APIs in the context of an Ionic React app.
  • Max Lynch
Where Does Ionic React Fit in the React Ecosystem? (blog.ionicframework.com)
Apr 02, 2019
A few weeks ago, we announced the beta of our official React support, making it possible for developers to build quality apps for mobile, desktop, and the web using React and standard web development techniques.
  • Max Lynch
Announcing the Ionic React Beta (blog.ionicframework.com)
Feb 21, 2019
Today, we’re excited to announce that Ionic React is now available in beta! Take a read below to understand more about this release and how to get started building with Ionic and React.
  • Josh Thomas
Building a UI Component Library with Styled Components (medium.com)
Feb 12, 2019
Don’t repeat yourself. It’s a principle that engineers strive to adhere to — preventing code duplication by abstracting shared functionality out into its own place.
  • Lee Robinson
The definitive guide to React Material (blog.logrocket.com)
Jun 06, 2018
Material Design is a design language that was first introduced by Google in 2014. It’s a visual language that makes use of grid-based layouts, responsive animations and transitions, padding, and depth effects such as lighting and shadows.
  • Yomi Eluwande
React Native UI Toolkit Roundup (alligator.io)
Aug 07, 2017
Until someone makes react-native-bootstrap (which does not exist yet, by the way), here are a number of other React Native UI Toolkits that you can use to bootstrap (get it?) your next React Native project
  • Conroy Whitney

Video Guides & Talks

The Ionic Show // Episode 11 // Ionic React (youtube.com)
Aug 20, 2019
In this episode of the Ionic Show, Max and Ben hand the hosting reigns over to none other than 'Wisdom Beard' himself, Mike Hartington, with guests Adam Bradley, Josh Thomas, and Ely Lucas to talk all things Ionic React! Here's what they covered:
  • Mike Hartington
  • Adam Bradley
  • Josh Thomas
  • Ely Lucas
A Common Design Language Let Designers and Developers talk to each other (youtube.com)
May 01, 2019
“Should designers code?” or “Should coders design?”—these two eternal questions are being asked for years with no particular answer given.
  • Andrey Okonetchnikov
How to use Ionic with React (youtube.com)
Apr 25, 2019
Mike Hartington teaches us how to use the Ionic framework with React.
  • Jason Lengstorf
  • Mike Hartington
A Common Design Language. Let Designers and Developers talk to each other (youtube.com)
Apr 24, 2019
“Should designers code?” or “Should coders design?”—these two eternal questions are being asked for years with no particular answer given.
  • Andrey Okonetchnikov

Courses & Video Series

React for Design (react.design)
Feb 11, 2019
This is a course built specifically for designers looking to use React for interface design.
  • Philip Davis

Libraries

reakit (reakit.io)1573
v1.0.0-beta.5
Aug 12, 2019
Toolkit for building interactive UIs with React
  • Diego Haz
react-bootstrap (react-bootstrap.github.io)15007
v1.0.0-beta.11
Aug 10, 2019
Bootstrap components built with React.
  • Jimmy Jia
  • Alexander Shemetovskiy
  • Jason Quense
  • Stephen J. Collings
  • Matt Smith
  • Pieter Vanderwerff
react-native-web (necolas.github.io)12875
v0.11.6
Aug 10, 2019
React Native for Web
  • Nicolas Gallagher
@material-ui/core (material-ui.com)44577
v4.3.2
Aug 10, 2019
React components that implement Google's Material Design
  • Olivier Tassinari
  • Hai Nguyen
  • Matt Brookes
grommet (grommet.io)4524
v2.7.5
Aug 10, 2019
A react-based framework that provides accessibility, modularity, responsiveness, and theming in a tidy package
  • Eric Soderberg
  • Alan Souza
@appbaseio/reactivesearch (opensource.appbase.io)2912
v3.0.0-rc.23
Aug 09, 2019
A React and React Native UI components library for Elasticsearch
  • Deepak Grover
  • Divyanshu Maithani
  • Dhruvdutt Jadhav
office-ui-fabric-react (developer.microsoft.com)4476
v7.22.1
Aug 09, 2019
React components for building experiences for Office and Office 365
react-native-ui-lib (z448401921.github.io)1514
v3.34.3
Aug 07, 2019
UI Components Library for React Native
  • Ethan Sharabi
  • Inbal Tish
  • Wix
rebass (rebassjs.org)4986
v4.0.2
Aug 07, 2019
React primitive UI components built with styled-system
  • Brent Jackson
@syncfusion/ej2-react-base (syncfusion.com)68
v17.2.40
Aug 06, 2019
The Syncfusion React UI components library is the only suite that you will ever need to build an application since it contains over 60 high-performance, lightweight, modular, and responsive UI components in a single package.
    rsuite (rsuitejs.com)2517
    v3.8.8
    Aug 01, 2019
    React Suite is a set of react component libraries for enterprise system products.
    • Simon Guo
    gestalt (pinterest.github.io)3040
    v0.101.0
    Aug 01, 2019
    A set of React UI components that supports Pinterest’s design language
    • Peter Farejowicz
    • Christian Vuerings
    • Chris Lloyd
    @blueprintjs/core (blueprintjs.com)13335
    v3.18.0
    Jul 30, 2019
    A React-based UI toolkit for the web
    • Gilad Gray
    • Chris Lewis
    • Antoine Llorca
    • Adi Dahiya
    material-ui-layout (material-ui-layout.origen.studio)37
    v4.0.0-rc.9
    Jul 26, 2019
    Declarative layout for Material UI.
    • Pol Guixé
    • Oscar Chic
    native-base (nativebase.io)11540
    v2.13.4
    Jul 26, 2019
    Essential cross-platform UI components for React Native
    • Sankhadeep Roy
    primereact (primefaces.org)855
    v3.1.8
    Jul 25, 2019
    PrimeReact is a rich set of open source UI Components for React.
    • Mert Sincan
    • Cagatay Civici
    • Merve Özçifçi
    • Mertcan Diken
    @shoutem/ui (shoutem.github.io)4099
    v1.0.1
    Jul 24, 2019
    Shoutem UI toolkit enables you to build professionally looking React Native apps with ease.
    • Luka Bracanović
    • Željko Rumenjak
    react-md (react-md.mlaursen.com)1961
    v1.12.2
    Jul 19, 2019
    A set of React components and sass files for implementing Google's Material Design.
    • Mikkel Laursen
    carbon-components-react (react.carbondesignsystem.com)783
    v7.4.1
    Jul 16, 2019
    React components for the Carbon Design System.
    • Akira Sudoh
    • Josh Black
    reactstrap (reactstrap.github.io)7336
    v8.0.1
    Jul 11, 2019
    Simple React Bootstrap 4 components
    • Eddy Hernandez
    • Evan Sharp
    evergreen-ui (evergreen.segment.com)7561
    v4.18.1
    Jul 10, 2019
    Evergreen React UI Framework by Segment.
    • Jeroen Ransijn
    • Roland Warmerdam
    react-native-ui-kitten (akveo.github.io)3597
    v4.1.0
    Jul 10, 2019
    Customizable and reusable react-native component kit.
    • Alexander Demeshko
    • Artur Yorsh
    • Alexei Malashkevich
    semantic-ui-react (react.semantic-ui.com)9251
    v0.87.3
    Jul 09, 2019
    The official Semantic-UI-React integration
    • Levi Thomason
    • Oleksandr Fediashov
    @progress/kendo-react-common (telerik.com)
    v3.2.2
    Jun 15, 2019
    Native UI and Data Visualization Components for React.
      @smooth-ui/core-sc (smooth-ui.smooth-code.com)1155
      v10.1.0
      May 04, 2019
      Modern React UI library. Code less, do more.
      • Greg Bergé
      react-native-elements (react-native-training.github.io)15309
      v1.1.0
      Feb 25, 2019
      Cross Platform React Native UI Toolkit
      react-foundation (react.foundation)505
      v0.9.6
      Aug 20, 2018
      Foundation as React components.
      • Christoffer Niska
      material-kit (demos.creative-tim.com)4957
      v2.0.4
      Jul 02, 2018
      Free and Open Source UI Kit for Bootstrap 4, React, Vue.js, React Native and Sketch based on Google's Material Design.
      • Alex Paduraru
      react-native-material-ui (github.com)2671
      v1.30.1
      Jul 02, 2018
      Highly customizable material design components for React Native
      • Jiri Otahal
      • Jan Ziemba
      nachos-ui (avocode.com)1793
      v0.2.0-beta.1
      Jun 12, 2018
      Nachos UI is a React Native component library
      • Petr Brzek
      • Matt Apperson
      react-toolbox (react-toolbox.io)8344
      v2.0.0-beta.13
      Jun 02, 2018
      A set of React components implementing Google's Material Design specification with the power of CSS Modules
      • Javi Velasco
      react-native-material-kit (xinthink.github.io)4263
      v0.5.1
      Nov 11, 2017
      Bringing Material Design to React Native
      • Yingxin Wu
      belle (nikgraf.github.io)2367
      v4.0.0
      Oct 11, 2017
      Configurable React Components with great UX.
      elemental (elemental-ui.com)4219
      v0.6.1
      Aug 04, 2016
      A UI Toolkit for React.js Websites and Apps
      • Joss Mackison
      • Jed Watson