Webix UI in a React based Web Portal
September 06, 2018

Webix UI in a React based Web Portal

Andreas Schindler | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Webix UI

We used Webix to build an easy to use Web Protal for GDPR management. Especially the advanced components like Kanban Board make it easy to complete a compelling product in little time. We used Webix standalone in the beginning and switched to a React environment later. Webix works great in both environments. We tested many Libraries but finally settled for React with Webix as most efficient for us.
  • The Kanban Control allowed to implement a compelling task management system with little effort.
  • The Chart Control made it easy to create our dashboard and it was a lot easier than using D3js as we did before. D3 allows a lot more flexibility but it takes often 10 times longer to get a chart done than using Webix.
  • Support at Webix is very helpful and responsive.
  • Since we are using react as foundation it was difficult to use some features in our environment. In the beginning we tried to have a drag and drop customizable Webix UI combined with React and failed miserably doing so. Current Version has a much better React integration.
  • It saved us 1000s of USD for just using the Kanban Board instead of developing it from scratch.
Webix makes it easy to build a complex Web UI. Combining technologies (like React and Webix) is tricky. Most features work as expected but some are tricky.

In way React Components "communicate" and the way a complete Webix Form works is not exactly compatible. Some of these problems are not obvious. However with a good design it is easy to fix. React has to orchestrate the page and each Webix Component / Form is independent from the others and relies only on Rect to integrate.

Using Webix alone (iE with the JEt Framework) is trivial but was not enough for our whole application.