Material-UI On Udemy: Comparing the 3 Best Courses

Material-UI is an incredible library with great documentation and ever-growing online resources. I’ve written 50+ articles on Material-UI, and yet I still find new features and run across new challenges regularly. A dedicated video training course can reduce the learning curve for any new library, especially one as robust as Material-UI.

I’ll review key factors of three Material-UI training courses from Udemy. These are the courses that are top search results for the term ‘Material-UI’ in Udemy’s search engine. Factors I will review include base price, content length, viewer reviews, audio quality, and more. I’ll also include other relevant details and a summary comparison table at the end of this article.

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If you are in a hurry, my top pick is “Implement High Fidelity Designs with Material-UI and ReactJS“. It has an incredible quantity of content, the base price is reasonable, and the audio and video quality is great.

All prices and ratings are as of writing this article (June 2021).

1. Implement High Fidelity Designs with Material-UI and ReactJS

Rating: 4.6 out of 5.0 (by 1400+ students)

Pros:

  • Good audio quality
  • Learn to build two production quality apps
  • Excellent quantity of video (40+ hours)
  • Additional topics such as migrating to Next.js and Google Cloud Functions, and, interestingly, some SEO
  • Recently updated
  • Creator opted in to Udemy Deals program (The course might go on sale)
  • Low base price (relative to many Udemy courses): $34.99

Cons:

  • Could have been more concise

MUI Content Discussed: Headers, Footers, Image optimization, Styling (themes and palette), AppBar, Tabs, Menus, Drawers, Lists, Grids, Animations, Loading Indicators, TextFields, and more.

Good-To-Know Details: lots of over-the-shoulder coding as expected, 5 articles and 10 downloadable resources

Pre-reqs: Basic React knowledge, Node environment set up

From the “What You’ll Learn” section on the course homepage:

  • Create beautifully designed production applications from scratch with Material-UI
  • Build applications that look perfect on every screen with Material-UI’s responsive design system
  • Refine UX/UI design intuition and see concepts in action
  • Search Engine Optimization in React JS
  • Migrate from create-react-app to Next JS
  • Use serverless functions with Firebase
  • Export and efficiently integrate animations with react-lottie
  • Collect data and track events with Google Analytics in React JS
  • Ensure cross-browser support with your styles in Material-UI
  • Deploy production Material-UI/React JS applications

2. Front-End Web-Dev Masterclass w/ React and Material-UI

Rating: 3.9 out of 5.0 (by 9 students)

Pros:

  • Good audio quality
  • Recently updated
  • Professional feel to the video
  • Creator opted in to Udemy Deals program (The course might go on sale)

Cons:

  • Not a lot of students
  • The ‘project’ for the course is not challenging enough (in my opinion)
  • Low quantity of video at 5hrs
  • High base price ($99.99)

MUI Content Discussed: Nav bar, Menu, Grid, Typography, component styling and a few other utility components.

Good-To-Know Details: Lots of over-the-shoulder coding, 12 articles/downloadable resources

Pre-reqs: Basic React knowledge, Node environment set up

From the “What You’ll Learn” section on the course homepage:

  • Build powerful, fast, user-friendly and reactive web apps
  • Apply for high-paid jobs or work as a freelancer in one the most-demanded sectors you can find in web dev right now
  • Provide amazing user experiences by leveraging the power of JavaScript with ease
  • Build a simple HTML text site

3. Master React 17 – Learn React Router and Material-UI Comparison Table

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.0 (by 3 students)

Before we get to pros and cons, I want to highlight two concerns:

  1. The instructor calls Material-UI a “CSS Framework”. This isn’t technically correct, MUI is a component library. It doesn’t have an independent CSS framework like bootstrap.
  2. This course builds a small “app” that’s simply a nav bar and drawer with routing. The instructor mentions this is the first part of multiple courses and the app will be built on later. I recommend you take a more holistic course that completes an app.

Pros:

  • Recently updated
  • Great course notes
  • Low base price ($19.99)

Cons:

  • Low number of students and reviews
  • Two out of three reviews are one-star
  • Only one hour of video content
  • As far as I can tell, the creator has not opted in to Udemy Deals program

MUI Content Discussed: Toolbar, Nav, Box, Drawer, Links integrated with React Router

Good-To-Know Details: The instructor has a camera facing him as well as screen share, 4 downloadable resources

Pre-reqs: Basic React knowledge, the instructor favors yarn

From the “What You’ll Learn” section on the course homepage:

  • React Router
  • Material-UI CSS Framework

Course Comparison Summary Table

Implement High Fidelity Designs with Material-UI and ReactJSFront-End Web-Dev Masterclass w/ React and Material-UIMaster React 17 – Learn React Router and Material-UI Comparison Table
Base Price$34.99 (Check Current Price)$99.99 (Check Current Price)$19.99 (Check Current Price)
Reviews4.6/5.03.9/5.02.5/5.0
Student Volume1400+6614
Content Length40+ hours5+ hours<1 hour
Quantity of Material-UI Components DiscussedExcellentFairPoor
Quality of Code ProjectsExcellentFairPoor

The obvious Material-UI training recommendation is the course with the most content, best reviews, and most students: Implement High Fidelity Designs with Material-UI and ReactJS.

Let me know if this was helpful or if there are any additional courses I should review.

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