Generate UI Components From Sketches Or Descriptions Using AI – OpenUI

Turn your UI ideas into reality with OpenUI. This open-source AI lets you design user interfaces using natural language and sketches. Try it today!

Have you ever wished you could describe the interface you want and have it magically appear? OpenUI might be the answer to your dreams.

This open-source project lets you build UI components for web apps using AI. It supports various language models, such as GPT-4 and open-source LLMs loaded via Ollama.

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Forget painstakingly coding every element—simply show OpenUI a screenshot or describe your vision in natural language, and watch it come to life.

How to use it:

1. Navigate to the OpenUI Playground and sign in using your GitHub account.

2. Select your preferred language model in the settings (defaults to GPT-3.5-Turbo).

OpenUI Settings Select LLM

3. Upload a UI screenshot or describe your UI concept in the provided text box.

OpenUI Upload

4. The AI will get to work, rendering the UI components and generating the corresponding HTML/JSX code.

OpenUI Render

5. Convert to your favorite framework. You can click the ‘+’ button to transform the HTML into code for React, Vue, Svelte, Preact, or Web Components.

OpenUI Convert

6. Hit the download button to save the generated code and start incorporating it into your project.

OpenUI Download

7. To run OpenUI locally, make you have Git, Python, and Ollama installed.

8. Clone the OpenUI repository from GitHub and insert your OpenAI API key (required if you want to use GPT models).

git clone
cd openui/backend
pip install
export OPENAI_API_KEY=xxx
python -m openui

9. Build and run the Docker file from the /backend directory.

docker build . -t wandb/openui --load
docker run -p 7878:7878 -e OPENAI_API_KEY wandb/openui

10. Now you can access the result at http://localhost:7878.


Q: Is OpenUI free to use?
A: Yes, OpenUI is an open-source project, which means it’s free to use and contribute to. However, if you want to use GPT models locally, you’ll need an OpenAI API key, which may incur costs based on usage.

Q: Can OpenUI generate code for any UI component?
A: While OpenUI is powerful, its accuracy and capabilities depend on the clarity of the input and the complexity of the UI component. It’s constantly evolving, so feedback and contributions help enhance its performance.

Q: Do I need to know how to code to use OpenUI?
A: While coding knowledge is helpful, it’s not essential. OpenUI allows you to describe your UI in plain English, making it accessible to those with limited coding experience.

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