Front end frameworks, technologies, trends & news – 2018 November

Table of contents

  1. Table of Contents
  2. Newsletter
  3. Quick summary of the latest month
  4. Methodology
  5. JavaScript
  6. MDBootstrap statistics
  7. CSS
  8. MDBootstrap Ranking - most popular websites & brands in the world of front end technology

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Quick summary of the latest month

Read the new article comparing different aspects of Angular, React and Vue.

Angular vs React vs Vue


Updates

  • New update of Angular (v.7.0.3)
  • New update of React (v. 16.6.1)
  • New update of Foundation (v. 6.5.0)
  • New update of UIkit (v. 3.0.0-rc.22)
  • New update of Semantic UI (v. 2.4.2)
  • New updates of MDBootstrap

JavaScript statistics

  • React recorded the highest growth in NPM Downloads (3,129,438 downloads up).
  • Vue recorded the highest growth in GitHub stars (2350 stars up).
  • Angular recorded the highest growth in website traffic (810,000 traffic up).

CSS statistics

  • Bootstrap recorded the highest growth in NPM Downloads (527,335 downloads up).
  • Bootstrap recorded the highest growth in GitHub stars (622 stars up).
  • Bootstrap recorded the highest growth in website traffic (170,000 traffic up).

See also: MDB Ranking 2018 November - 60 most popular websites & brands in the world of front end technology.

MDB ranking - Quick summary

  • Top 5 websites - Tutorialspoint goes 2 positions up, Mozzila Developer, Codepen and Bootstrap go 1 position down
  • Top 10 websites - CSS Tricks, JSFiddle, jQuery go 1 position down
  • Mint UI recorded the highest position drop - 11 positions down
  • Tutorial Republic recorded the highest position increase - 4 positions up
  • Mint UI recorded the highest traffic drop - 62.48% down
  • Tutorial Republic recorded the highest traffic increase - 47.59% up

Congratulations to the winners and expressions of sympathy for the losers (this month we are one of them).


Methodology

Note: In our reports, we value the position of each technology based on:

  • NPM Downloads

    This is the most important factor that actually determines the number of active users of a given technology.

  • GitHub Stars

    The number of stars on GitHub is often overestimated, as it often results not from the actual position of the technology, but rather from efficient marketing. However, it is still an important factor that allows us to estimate technology trends.

  • Website traffic (based on SimilarWeb data )

    The traffic on the website shows the true potential of a given technology.

    Every technology to grow needs great documentation, affordable learning materials and a large and active community.

    Website traffic indicates how strong are the factors listed above.


JavaScript

Introduction - top JavaScript technologies

Alternate report

The report below presents mainly statistics on popularity. If you want to know a detailed comparison of JavaScript technologies, see report:

Best JavaScript frameworks & libraries- detailed comparison

The JavaScript market is divided between 4 giants - jQuery, Angular, React & Vue.

They all fight for total domination, but the situation seems to consolidate. More than a monopoly, we should expect a stable oligopoly.


jQuery

v. 3.4.0
published 2019-04-29

GitHub

Angular

v. 8.0.0
published 2019-07-08

GitHub

React

v. 16.8.1
published 2019-02-18

GitHub

Vue

v. 2.6.10
published 2019-04-01

GitHub


Basic statistics - current status

NPM Downloads

jQuery Angular React Vue
7,425,089 6,904,375 13,992,250 2,328,052

GitHub Stars

jQuery Angular React Vue
50,312 42,530 115,227 118,742

Website traffic

jquery.com angular.io reactjs.org vuejs.org
11,370,000 9,360,000 7,490,000 10,650,000



Top MDBootstrap technologies

MDB Downloads in October 2018: 76190

(includes NPM downloads and Direct downloads from mdbootstrap.com website)

MDBootstrap provides UI Kits for all the top JavaScript technologies: MDB jQuery, MDB Angular , MDB React, MDB Vue

We also provide Fluent UI Kit (inspired by Microsoft design system) and tens of free templates.

The large disproportion in downloads is due to the fact that MDB jQuery and MDB Angular are the oldest tools, while MDB React and MDB Vue are relatively the youngest of MDB technologies.


MDBootstrap.com - Website Traffic

Current month Previous month Mo. growth
Total visits 3,550,000 3,360,000 5.65%

MDB Downloads - growth

Current month Previous month Mo. growth Mo. growth (%) Avg. growth (%)
MDB jQuery 34,953 31,356 3,597 11.47% 11.47%
MDB Angular 20,706 20,169 537 2.66% 2.66%
MDB React 10,207 8,770 1,437 16.39% 16.39%
MDB Vue 3,188 2,319 869 37.47% 37.47%
MDB Fluent Kit 240 398 0 0% 0%
MDB Freebies 6,896 6,082 814 13.38% 13.38%
MDB All 76190 69094 7,096 10.27% 23.8%

CSS

Introduction - top CSS technologies

Alternate report

The report below presents mainly statistics on popularity. If you want to know a detailed comparison of CSS technologies, see report:

Best CSS frameworks & libraries- detailed comparison

When it comes to CSS frameworks, it seems there is only one king - Bootstrap.

Bootstrap is bigger in every aspect than its top 5 competitors put together.


Bootstrap

v. 4.1.3
published 2018-07-24

GitHub

Bulma

v. 0.7.2
published 2018-10-12

GitHub

Foundation

v. 6.5.0
published 2018-10-30

GitHub


UIkit

v. 3.0.0-rc.22
published 2018-11-09

GitHub

Semantic UI

v. 2.4.2
published 2018-10-21

GitHub

Materialize

v. 1.0.0
published 2018-09-10

GitHub


Basic statistics - current status

NPM Downloads

Bootstrap Bulma Foundation UIkit Semantic UI Materialize
4,196,247 265,994 558,095 44,279 62,103 112,278

GitHub Stars

Bootstrap Bulma Foundation UIkit Semantic UI Materialize
128,634 31,062 27,786 13,418 43,433 34,381

Website traffic

getbootstrap.com bulma.io foundation.zurb.com getuikit.com semantic-ui.com materializecss.com
17,490,000 955,600 866,740 558,490 1,240,000 1,630,000


MDBootstrap ranking

List and statistics of the biggest and most popular websites in the world of the front end technology.

Click to read