Does anyone here actually use UI kits?

2 months ago from Matt K, Head of Design

  • Tyson KingsburyTyson Kingsbury, 2 months ago

    sure. I've used them a time or two.

    For me, it's along the lines of: I've got a project, and the turn around time is incredibly tight for the 'first pass' ....as in, the client wants to see a mockup or idea in the next few days... happens more often than I'd like, but that's the business. So, you start coming up with your general ideas, layouts etc... but, you just so happen to come across a UI kit on your travels... and it's very close to what you're trying to accomplish...or more likely, there's 'aspects' of it that do.

    so.

    you buy that thing, or download it or whatever, and use the pieces that you liked, in order to create the project.

    it's not that mysterious really.

    It all depends on the situation, or the place you work. Sometimes you need a head start on a project, sometimes you need a few pieces that you don't have time to make yourself...but they're crucial to your project, so you buy em.

    It's honestly not necessary to rebuild the wheel for every single project that comes across your plate.

    26 points
    • Sylvain MarettoSylvain Maretto, 2 months ago

      Couldn't be more accurate. Just start thinking at home many websites have been built with Bootstrap and are still online, your project will survive using some components from a (usually a lot) nicer kit than Bootstrap's.

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