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10 Best Front End Frameworks for Developers [2023 Update]

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In the website development process, there are many ways to create a website front view via coding. One of the easiest is to use a front-end framework. You can create an attractive and professional website more quickly. Currently, there are many front-end frameworks available that you can try. Of course, each framework has its own advantages and disadvantages. Then, which one is the most suitable for you? Now, instead of bothering to try frameworks one by one until you find one that fits, we will fully review the 10 best front-end frameworks. At the same time, it helps you choose which framework is the most appropriate.

10 Best Front End Frameworks 2023

Here are the 10 best front-end frameworks based on ratings obtained on GitHub:

1. Vue.js

Vue.js framework front end

Vue.js is the highest-rated front end framework on GitHub. This framework was launched in 2014 by Evan You. Someone who is also one of the creators of the Angular framework. Vue.js is an MVVM (Model-View View Model) type framework built on top of the JavaScript language. This front-end framework has simple code writing rules, making it easy for beginners to use. In addition, the size of Vue.js is also relatively small, only 18 KB! Even so, his ability is unquestionable. Because, it can be used to build web apps, mobile apps, to progressive web apps (PWA).

2. React

React framework front end

React is a front-end framework built by the world's tech giant, Facebook (now Meta) in 2011. React is an open-source framework under the MIT software license. React is not really a pure front-end framework, but a JavaScript-based library. Even so, it still has various features like a framework, for example the DOM. In addition, react also has stable performance. This makes it reliable to build PWAs and SPAs that are prepared to accommodate a lot of traffic.

3. Angular

Angular framework front end

Apart from React, it turns out that there is another front-end framework made by another tech giant. The framework in question is Angular which was developed by Google since 2009. Like React, Angular is also an open-source framework. Well, this one front end framework is of the MVC (Model View Controller) type and is built with the TypeScript language. Unfortunately, Angular has some complex code-writing rules. In addition, the size is also quite large, namely 566 KB. Even so, Angular has proven to be reliable for building web and mobile apps, PWAs, to RIA (Rich Internet App).

4. jQuery


jQuery is one of the oldest front-end frameworks released since 2006. Even so, jQuery is still quite relevant for building websites, mobile apps, and desktop apps. Just like React, jQuery is a JavaScript library and not a framework. Well, jQuery has a main function, namely, to manipulate CSS and DOM to produce a more interactive website. In addition, jQuery also offers ease of use by reducing the rules of writing JavaScript code to be more concise. jQuery is also supported by a broad and experienced community.

5. Svelte


Contrary to jQuery, Svelte is the youngest front-end framework on this list. Because the new Svelte was launched in 2016. Unlike the others, Svelte is neither a framework nor a library, but a compiler. Well, this compiler is based on JavaScript, HTML, and CSS at the same time. Even though it combines three elements, its performance remains stable. In fact, Svelte is considered one of the fastest frameworks today. In addition, it is also relatively light because the rules for writing code tend to be concise.

6. Semantic UI

front end framework semantic ui

Like Svelte, Semantic UI is a relatively new front-end framework. This framework was just launched in 2014 by Jack Lukicthis, a full stack developer. Well, Semantic UI is a CSS based framework. That is why, this one front end framework by default does not use DOM or Data Binding at all. However, Semantic UI supports integration with other frameworks, such as React, Angular, and Ember.js. Apart from that, it also provides third-party plugin support to add to its features.

7. Preact


Preact is a front-end framework that was launched in 2015 by Jason Miller. As the name implies, this framework is an alternative to React. Because, it has features and APIs that are almost like React. Even so, the size of Preact is much smaller than React, which is only 3 KB! That way, the resulting application is lighter in size and has agile performance. Just like React, Preact is a library and not a pure framework. Even so, this one front end framework already uses Virtual DOM like a framework.

8. Foundation

front end framework foundation

Unlike some of the above frameworks such as Vue.js and jQuery which are suitable for beginners, this framework is more aimed at advanced developers. It is Foundation, a front-end framework launched by Zurn in 2011. This framework based on JavaScript, HTML, and CSS at the same time is intended specifically for building large-scale projects within the scope of the company. Foundation is supported by various features for advanced development. In fact, Foundation also has a special framework for building SPA with Foundation for Apps. There is also a framework intended for creating email applications called Foundation for Email.

9. Backbone.js

backbone js

Backbone.js is a front-end framework developed by Jeremy Ashkenas, the author of CoffeeScript in 2010. This framework is an open-source framework published under the MIT software license. Backbone.js is a type of MVC framework built on the JavaScript language. This one front end framework is considered the easiest framework to use because of the simple rules of writing code. With simple code rules, its ability still cannot be underestimated. Because Backbone.js can be used to build SPA smoothly.

10. Ember.js

Ember js

Ember.js is a JavaScript front end framework developed since 2011 by Yehuda Katz. Just like some of the previous frameworks, it also includes an open-source framework under the MIT license. Well, Ember.js is an MVVM type framework built with the JavaScript language. In contrast to Backbone.js, this framework is considered one of the most difficult frameworks to learn. In fact, his ability is unquestionable. Ember.js is designed to meet the needs of website and mobile app development through various excellent features.


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