As it is quite known, AngularJS revolutionized the way in which websites were looked at. It was no longer required that users needed to navigate between multiple pages. The technology meant that the number of communications between the server and the client was drastically reduced. At the same time, it did not compromise on delivering a flawless, interactive and immersive user experience to the user.

It is quite evident that at the heart of everything lies the user interface. The user interface, or UI as it is commonly abbreviated, is one of the key factors in determining the immersiveness, success, and above everything, the profitability of a web app. While JavaScript frameworks like Angular, React and Ember effectively take care of the technical requirements, there are a lot of UI frameworks that make AngularJS a preferred platform for creating dynamic webpages using HTML as a template language.

The model view controller design pattern (MVC) helps the developers keep the user interface and business logic of the web app separate from each other. This has resulted in the creation of specialized AngularJS UI frameworks. Let us look at a few commonly used UI frameworks for AngularJS in detail.

Suave

The framework is designed to facilitate web app development. This framework works in tandem with CSS definitions and directives. This makes it extremely easy for developers who are well-versed in CSS to capitalize on their knowledge. The components are already included in the bundle files. Therefore, developers do not have to separately include components but just use a command line to summon the components in the Suave UI.

QuantumUI

Just like Suave, QuantumUI is also a CSS based framework where the UI components are developed over AngularJS. The components are further server and rest service friendly. There is also an option to customize these UI components. QuantumUI gives a good mix of both open source and commercial components making it an ideal framework for both start-ups and big enterprises. The open-source components are available for free download on GitHub.

PrimeNG

PrimeNG is specifically designed keeping in mind AngularJS two. It has a vast collection of UI components designed to be simple and lightweight. PrimeNG also opens developers to a wide variety of open-source widgets. There are a lot of premium themes that are available off-the-shelf. If that wasn’t enough, you can also create customized themes using the theme creator tool. What makes PrimeNG a preferred platform for UI development is its facility to create responsive cross-browser user interfaces.

UI Bootstrap

UI Bootstrap is a collection of bootstrap components written in AngularJS. Developers can use a vast collection of components with dependencies like AngularJS, Bootstrap CSS, Angular Touch, and Angular Animate. Directives are included in the repository and they also have additional external multiple. Therefore, the developers have an option to use the markups as templates. They can also create custom templates by making changes to the external markups.

Angular UI Tree

Wouldn’t it be simple and straightforward to create apps like how you upload photos on Facebook? This is precisely what Angular UI Tree does with its UI components. It supports the drag-and-drop functionality making it extremely easy to manipulate items in a nested list. You can also prevent specific elements from accepting child nodes.

LumX

LumX is a front-end framework designed based on google material design. This means that it comes with features that are designed to help developers to build interfaces in accordance with Google guidelines. It relies on AngularJS to facilitate application development based on the MVC design pattern.

Conclusion

A testimony to the greatness of any technological advancement is the number of clones that it inspires. It can be seen that Uber inspired the creation of on-demand applications for almost every service. In the same fashion, AngularJS which started as a small project has now diversified its self into multiple manifestations that help in creating impeccable, immersive, interactive, and intuitive applications both for the web and mobile. The number can only be expected to grow in the future and baby, it could spawn itself into a different technology altogether!

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