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Free jQuery UI Alternatives

The best free alternative to jQuery UI is React, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to jQuery UI and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to jQuery UI are UIkit, Purecss, RiotJS and DevExtreme.

jQuery UI alternatives are mainly CSS Frameworks but may also be JavaScript Frameworks. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of jQuery UI.
This page was last updated Jul 2, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Online

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  1. React

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    A JavaScript library for building user interfaces.

  2. UIkit

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    A lightweight and modular front-end framework for developing fast and powerful web interfaces.

    Most users think UIkit is a great alternative to jQuery UI.


  3. Purecss

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    A set of small, responsive CSS modules that you can use in every web project.

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  4. RiotJS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    Riot lets you build user interfaces with custom tags using simple and enjoyable syntax. It uses a virtual DOM similar to React but faster. Riot is very tiny compared to industry standards. We think there is a clear need for another UI library.

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  5. DevExtreme

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire

    DevExtreme is a commercial application framework made by DevExpress. It is based on HTML5 and JavaScript and can generate native applications for smartphones and tablets (Windows Phone, iOS and Android) and responsive webapps for a traditional desktop.



  6. w2ui

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    W2UI is a small JavaScript UI library with a complete set of widgets: layout, grid, sidebar, toolbar, tabs, fields, popup, utilities.

  7. GroundworkCSS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    GroundworkCSS is a 100% free and open source responsive HTML5, CSS and JavaScript Framework.

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  8. Kendo UI

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    Kendo UI is JQuery-based framework for rich UI, build HTML5 apps that look native on any device, build desktop and mobile applications for any browser.

  9. JQWidgets

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Online

    Unique toolkit for HTML5 Web development.

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  10. jKit

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • jQuery

    A very easy to use, cross platform, jQuery based UI toolkit, that's still small in size, has the features you need, and doesn't get in your way of doing things !

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