In this short intro, I won’t go back to the history of the Vue.js or some statistics on the use of this framework. Now it is a matter of fact that Vue is gaining popularity and projects listed below are the best evidence of its prevalence. There are more than 20 Vue.js open-source projects in this article. The goal was to make this list as varied as possible. So here we go!
Opinionated code formatter
GitHub Stars: 32 343
Material Component Framework
GitHub Stars: 20 614
This framework allows you to customize visual components. It complies with Google Material Design guidelines. Vuetify combines all the advantages of Vue.js and Material. That is more Vuetify is constantly evolving because it has been improved by both communities on GitHub. This framework is compatible with RTL and Vue CLI-3. You can build an interactive and attractive frontend using Vuetify.
If you want quickly dive deep into this framework there are plenty of video tutorials on You Tube, you can start with this one.
A set of UI components
GitHub Stars: 21 643
Developers of all skill levels can use iView but you have to be familiar with a Single File Components (https://vuejs.org/v2/guide/single-file-components.html). A friendly API and constant fixes and upgrades make it easy to use. You can use separate components (navigation, charts, etc.) or you can use a Starter Kit. Solid documentation of the iView is a big plus and of course, it is compatible with the latest Vue.js. Please note that it doesn’t support IE8.
A tab page
GitHub Stars: 124
A tab page gives easy access to RSS feeds, weather, downloads, etc. Epiboard focuses on customizability to provide a user with a personalized experience. You can synchronize your settings across your devices, change the feel and look and add your favorite bookmarks. This project follows the guidelines of the material design. The full list of the current cards you can find on the GitHub page.
Light Blue Vue Admin
Vue JS Admin Dashboard Template
GitHub Stars: 28
Light Blue is built with latest Vue.js and Bootstrap has detailed documentation and transparent and modern design. This template is easy to navigate, has user-friendly functions and a variety of UI elements. All the components of this template fit together impeccably and provide great user experience. Easy customization is another big plus, cuts dramatically development time.
Account Security Scanner
GitHub Stars: 110
This security scanner was built with Vue.js and Ionic. It runs security checks and keeps passwords safe. So how this check is working? Beep simply compare your data with all the information in the leaked credentials databases. Your passwords are safe with Beep thanks to the use of the SHA-1 algorithm. Plus this app never stores your login and password as it is.
Sing App Vue Dashboard
Vue.JS admin dashboard template
GitHub Stars: 176
What do you need from an admin template? You definitely need classic look, awesome typography and the usual set of components. Sing App fits all these criteria plus it has a very soft color scheme. A free version of this template has all the necessary features to start your project with minimal work. This is an elegantly designed dashboard can be useful more the most of web apps like CMS, CRM or simple website admin panel.
PWA for the eCommerce
GitHub Stars: 5 198
This PWA storefront can connect almost with any backend for the eCommerce because it uses headless architecture. This includes popular BigCommerce platform, Magento, Shopware, etc. Vue Storefront isn’t easy to learn at once because it is a complex solution. But it gives you lots of possibilities and it always improving thanks to growing community of professionals. Some of the advantages of Vue Storefront include mobile-first approach, Server-Side Rendering (good for SEO) and offline mode.
Cross-platform GUI client for DynamoDb
GitHub Stars: 178
DynamoDB is a NoSQL database applicable in cases where you have to deal with large amounts of data or serverless apps with AWS Lambda. This GUI client gives remote access plus supports several databases at the same time.
Interactive organization chart
GitHub Stars: 44
With this solution, no webserver, install or database needed. This simple chart can be edited in excel or webpage. You can easily search for a particular manager or department. Also, there are two options for usage. First as a static website. This option is suitable for you if you want to use vueOrgChart without modification. If you are planning to build your own chart on top of this project you will have to study the section “Build Setup”.
GitHub Stars: 63
This library helps you to create a simple icon. The first step is to pass in a configuration, and second, choose the format of your icon. You can choose JPG, PNG or SVG format. As you can see in the screenshot you can choose any font from the Google Fonts.
Web app for PC or Tablet
GitHub Stars: 48
There is not much to say about this app. It is minimalistic, works on a browser locally, stored in localStorage and the file is only 4Kb. It is also available for Mac OS but the file form 4KB becomes 0.45 Bb. But it is still very lightweight.
CMS built with Vue.js
GitHub Stars: 4 607
Directus is a very lightweight and simple CMS. It has been modularized to give the developers the opportunity to customize it in every aspect. The main peculiarity of this CMS is that it stores your data in SQL databases so it can stay synchronized with every change you made and be easily customized. It also supports multilingual content.
Static Site Generator
GitHub Stars: 12 964
The creator of Vue.js, Evan You, created this simple site generator. Minimalistic and SEO friendly it has multi-language support and easy Google Analytics integration. A VuePress site is using VueRouter, Vue, and webpack. If you worked with the Nuxt or Gatsby you will notice some familiarities. The only difference is that Nuxt was created to develop applications and VuePress is for building static websites.
Documentation site generator
GitHub Stars: 10 105
This project has an impressive showcase list. The main peculiarity of this generator lies in the way pages are generated. It simply grabs you Markdown file and displays it as a page of your site. Another big plus of this project is a full-text search and API plugins. It supports multiple themes and really lightweight.
Standard Tooling for Vue.js Development
GitHub Stars: 21 263
This well-known tooling was released by the Vue team. Please note that before starting to use it you should install the latest version of Vue.js, Node.js, NPM, and a code editor. Vue CLI has a GUI tool and instant prototyping. Instant prototyping is a relatively new feature. It allows you to create a separate component. And this component will have all “vue powers” as full Vue.js project.
Spreadsheet Parser and Writer
GitHub Stars: 16 264
SheetJS is a JS library that helps you to operate data stored in excel file. For example, you can export a workbook on browser-side or convert any HTML table. In other words, SheetJS doesn’t involve a server-side script, or for example AJAX. This the best solution for front-end operation of two-dimensional tables. It can export and parse data and run in node terminal or browser side.
Browser devtools extension
GitHub Stars: 13 954
Almost any framework provides developers with a suitable devtool. This is literally an additional panel in the browser which very differs from the standard one. You don’t have to install it as a browser extension. There is an option to install it as a standalone application. You can activate it by right-click the element and choose “Inspect Vue component” and navigate the tree of components. The left menu of this tool will show you the data and the props of the component.
Data Grid Component
GitHub Stars: 12 049
This component has a spreadsheet look, can be easily modified with a plugin and binds to almost any data source. It supports all the standard operations like read, delete, update and create. Plus you can sort and filter your records. What is more, you can include data summaries and assign a type to a cell. This project has exemplary documentation and was designed as customizable as it needs to be.
Vue webpack boilerplate
GitHub Stars: 9 052
Vue.js provides great templates to help you start the development process with your favorite stack. This boilerplate is a solid foundation for your project. It includes the best project structure and configuration, optimal tools and best development practices. Make sure this template has more or less the same features that you need for your project. Otherwise, it is better to use Vue CLI due to its flexibility.
Material design for Vue.js
GitHub Stars: 7 984
What is great about this Material Design Framework is truly thorough documentation. The framework is very lightweight with a full array of components and fully in line with the Google Material Design guidelines. This design fits every screen and supports every modern browser.
Click-to-copy CSS effects
GitHub Stars: 4 569
This project is very simple and does exactly what is said in the description line. It’s a collection of CSS effects. You can see a preview of each effect and click on it. You will see a pop up with a code snippet that you can copy.
GitHub Stars: 4 323
This is a collection of linear gradients which allows you to copy CSS codes. The collection is community contributed and has the opportunity to filter gradients based on preferred color.
GitHub Stars: 5 568
Vuestic is a responsive admin template that already proving popular at the GitHub. Made with Bootstrap 4 this template doesn’t require jQuery. With 36 UI ready-to-use elements and 18 pages, Vuestic offers multiple options for customization. The code is constantly evolving not only due to the efforts of the author but also because of the support of the Vue community on GitHub.