When comparing Semantic UI vs mini.css, the Slant community recommends Semantic UI for most people. In the question“What is the best CSS framework?” Semantic UI is ranked 6th while mini.css is ranked 7th.
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Pro The elements offer a huge amount of customization, far beyond a framework like bootstrap.
Pro Load only the components you need
Pro It's semantic
Uses semantic class names for its styling, making it easier to grasp and understand even for beginners looking to jump right in.
Pro Beautifully designed
Semantic UI has a futuristic and beautiful design. Many will satisfied with the design, especially when Semantic UI is used as a CSS framework.
Pro Well documented
The documentation is easy to use, well written and has lots of examples each with their source codes.
Pro It'll have almost any UI component/element you may think of for your project
It includes tons of UI components that you may need for almost any type of project you may work on; And of course, you can always only pick what you need.
Pro Easy to use
The whole framework is built on flexbox and works really well on most platforms.
The framework is really tiny, under 7KB gzipped.
This is what makes mini.css stand out, because it looks like a pretty powerful library and it still is under 10KB.
It works great on all devices, mobile websites are really easy to develop and view.
Few flavours so far, but there is a lot of space for customization.
Pro Great documentation
From basic syntax, templates, examples, customization to-dos and don'ts. The documentation is pretty great.
Pro Supports CSS custom properties (var)
No other framework supports CSS variables right now (as of November 2017). The latest alpha of mini.css supports this feature, making customization even easier.
ARIA rules are a priority and it works very well for all users.
Works really well with screenreaders.
Pro Active developer
The developer is actively maintaining the project and responding to any issues and questions.
Con Very large file size
Packages are much bigger when comparing to Twitter Bootstrap or Zurb Foundation. Semantic UI is really extremely large and it would be better to use specific modules and components, rather than the whole thing.
Contains a lot of UI inaccuracies, like wrong positioning, cannot mix classes, etc.
Con Small number of classes
Once you wanna do something that is not mentioned in the doc - prepare to spend an hour, then give up and implement a custom "workaround".
Con Not widely used
A large community is always an advantage especially for open source projects. It means better documentation, continued development, and lowers the possibility for the project to be abandoned in the future since the probability for someone from the community to keep maintaining it is larger if the community is larger.
Con Single developer
There is no team developing this framework, except one guy.