The best Vue.js Frameworks

Vue.js 167181 is one of the most important JS frameworks by now – together with React and Angular it belongs to the "big three".

To help you kickstart your own Vue.js projects, there's a variety of frameworks ready to use. Here's an overview that'll be updated and extended over time.

If you think I'm missing an essential entry on this list - just leave a comment or send me an email (armin@nifty.at)!

last edited - 06.02.2020

General Frameworks

Nuxt.js

Nuxt  28116 is an opinionated framework for creating Vue apps. A framework for the framework, so to say. It makes it easy to develop universal apps (but also helps with developing typical Vue SPAs).

Nuxt focuses on the UI rendering aspect and offers modes for server-side rendering, static site generation or creating an SPA. It presets all of the config and structure you need to make the development easier for you.

Nuxt.js A minimalistic framework for Vue.js applications
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Static Site Generators

VuePress

This static site generator is made by the Vue.js team itself. Originally, it has been developed to power the official Vue Docs.

It works with a markdown-centered project structure, and generates pre-rendered HTML that then feeds into an SPA. VuePress 16844 is a pretty minimal, lightweight and themeable solution that gets you from zero to published in no time. As of now, it offers a theme for documentations and a blog out of the box.

VuePress Vue-powered Static Site Generator
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Gridsome

Gridsome 6369 is an open-sourced static site generator powered by GraphQL and Vue.js. It helps you quickly build PWAs for any data source. You can connect it to headless CMS, local files or APIs.

It takes care of performance optimization by pre-rendering HTML, code splitting, automatic image compression, lazy loading and more.

Gridsome Static Site Generator
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eCommerce Frameworks

Vue Storefront

Vue Storefront 6873 is a framework that lets you create PWA for any eCommerce backend – Magento, Pimcore, BigCommerce, Prestashop,... It helps you build performant store frontends based on a microservice architecture.

It's a very active open-source project (180+ contributers) that offers new useful features and services regularly – like a voice commerce integration to connect your store with Alexa or Google Assistant, or a GraphQL service.

Vue Storefront Standalone PWA storefront for your eCommerce
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VueFront

VueFront 12499 lets you create an SPA frontend for eCommerce sites and blogs. It currently supports Magento, PrestaShop and OpenCart, as well as WordPress.

Once you installed the VueFront web app and connected it to your CMS, you can choose from ready-made themes for your shop frontend – or customize them to fit your needs. The templates are all structured using Atomic Design.

This solution might be interesting for those with older shops, that want a tech update without having to build everything from the ground up!

VueFront CMS-agnostic SPA frontend for Blog & E-Commerce sites
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UI Frameworks

Vuetify.js

Vuetify  26252 is a material design component framework for Vue.js that empowers developers to create amazing applications fast and efficiently.

It has been around since 2016 and is maintained and extended consistently.

All of the framework components are meticulously crafted to provide an easy to use interface while still maintaining the flexibility for seriously complex implementations. From first time developer to veteran, Vuetify has you covered.

Vuetify.js A semantic component framework that utilizes Material Design.
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Quasar-Framework

Build responsive websites, PWAs, hybrid mobile Apps (that look native!) and Electron apps, all simultaneously using the same codebase, powered with Vue.

It offers a set of 120+ components from simple to more advanced like timelines, datatables, calendars, WYSIWYGs and more.

Quasar 15224 is modular and open-sourced, and is developed following best practices. It's stable since mid-2019.

Quasar-Framework High Performance Full Frontend Stack
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Vuesax

Vuesax  4295 is a library of Vue components focusing on making development easy in style. It has a super interesting design that differentiates it from more utilitaritan frameworks.

It's still quite young, but has been developed and expanded continuously. We love to watch it grow!

Vuesax UI library
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Buefy

Buefy  7717 is a lightweight library of UI components for Vue.js based on the Bulma framework and design. It's like a JS layer for your Bulma interface.

Buefy is only about 60KB (minified & gzipped) and has no other internal dependencies. One of its core principles is "Keep it simple", which can really be felt when using it.

Buefy Lightweight UI components for Vue.js based on Bulma
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Bootstrap Vue

Bootstrap-Vue  11792 provides a very comprehensive implementation of Bootstrap V4 components and grid system.

It offers more than 30 plugins and 80 UI components and is accessible by default by providing automated WAI-ARIA markup.

(It's also super easy to integrate into Nuxt.js projects!)

Bootstrap Vue Bootstrap Implementation for Vue.js
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Element Ui

Element 46047 is a component toolkit available for Vue.js, React and Angular.

It does not only support the workflows of developers, but designers and project managers as well – f.ex. by offering axure or sketch templates.

Element UI UI Toolkit
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Vue Material

Vue Material  8834 is lightweight framework built exactly according to the Material Design specs.

It's also the basis for the themes Vue Material Dashboard and Vue Material Kit by Creative Tim, which we're definitely fans of! 

Vue Material Material Design Framework for Vue.js
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Keen UI

Keen UI  3913 is a lightweight collection of UI components   inspired by Material Design.

You can use it with any page layout, structure or CSS framework – it focuses on interactive JS components.

Keen UI UI components inspired by Material Design
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Mobile UI Frameworks

Framework7

Framework7 15543 is an open-source framework that lets you develop hybrid mobile apps or web apps that look like native apps. It offers iOS, Material Design and Aurora themes out of the box which makes it super easy to create apps with a native iOS or Android look and feel.

Framework 7 Framework for building iOS & Android Apps
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Vux

Vux 17076 is a collection of mobile UI Components based on Vue & WeUI that can be used in a modular way.

The (extensive) documentation is only available in Chinese right now, but be sure to check out the (english!) demo nonetheless.

Vux Mobile web UI Components based on Vue.js and WeUI
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Onsen UI

Onsen UI 8009 provides a variety of Vue.js components to create hybrid & mobile web apps with a native iOS & Android native look and feel as well.

The components automatically adapt to the respective styles according to the device the app is running on.

Onsen UI Open-Source Framework to create PWAs & hybrid apps
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