Agustina, if you’re looking into Chakra, I also want to make sure you saw this recent thread:
There’s a lot we could do to further the integration with Chakra. For example. Redwood generator templates can be customized — after running the setup ui chakra-ui command, what if there was another command to update generator templates to use Chakra?
I know Lazar and the Chakra team are very busy with their own growing community, but they’re also really excited about helping with Redwood. From my point of view, a missing piece is a Redwood community member who would be interested in taking lead on Redwood+Chakra and working across both Core Teams.
No pressure here for that to be you, Augustina. Writing this for anyone to consider if interested.
I had not read that thread. I have not used Chakra UI before but I am planning to use it for the test project that I am creating.
I can try to run point these two issues that appear to be at the moment with Chakra UI that are:
update the docs to inform the user of the new and easier way to setup Chakra UI with RedwoodJs
Best way to handle forms with Chakra UI in RedwoodJs, the thread seemed to reach a good solution but it looks like it needs to be documented. I’ll test it and see what docs can come out of that. If the solution needs tweaking I’ll look into that as well.
If those go well, for other future issues I can be the lead on those as well. I am interested in Chakra UI because they make a strong point of being accessible and that is sth that I am working on a lot so working with both is probably something that will interest me in the long run.
We’re very close to also getting support for mantine. I’d check it out before deciding which one to go with. Just like Chakra they have a focus on a11y. They also have a collection of prebuilt components https://ui.mantine.dev
I took a look at mantine and it looks really nice! I would like to give it a try at some point. Maybe when the setup code is merged.
That being said, one thing that I did notice is that their form components are in a form library that they provide that would need to be used instead of the redwood one. And theirs does not have react-hook-form as a dependency so it is completely done from scratch by them. Not saying this is a bad thing but deffinitely would requrie some deeper research before deciding to go with it. Maybe there is a way to use hook form instead but would need to check it
Hello, Lazar (we met before in Chakra discord context). I thought to mention that I dropped my anchor pretty firmly at RedwoodJS framework, and as I still love Chakra UI, so I expect to meet you more often