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Sciter : GUI Application with Golang using HTML/CSS

gui library for golang sciter
GUI library for golang sciter

This is the words from Sciter's Web site,

Sciter brings a stack of web technologies to desktop UI development. Web designers and developers can reuse their experience and expertise in creating modern looking desktop applications.
Various GUI frameworks offer different UI declaration and styling languages, such as QML and XAML (Microsoft WPF). On the contrary, Sciter allows using time proven, robust, and flexible HTML and CSS for GUI definition and GPU accelerated rendering. 

Before using sciter I already tried other alternatives but none of them was satisfactory as an example first i tried andlabs/ui library  i already have written a post on it. You can read it on post gui programming with golang.  But this library is still under construction and has no support for production apps.

Secondly, I go for electron but the problem was my simple calc like the app was of size 150mb. Which is 15mb of go and other was the electron. 

Before some time I found another alternative, sciter , which is now also free to use for even commercially ( which was not before some time ).

I suppose you have read upper two paragraphs in grey text. If you want to know more about sciter you can visit its site which is

Here is a simple example of sciter application

Simple GUI App with Scitter & Golang
Simple GUI App with Scitter & Golang

Here I am sharing the source code of golang and HTML file. [ which has to be in the same folder ]

Golang File
HTML file

Actually, One thing that I found problematic is that [atleast] I have to refresh HTML element binding to get the latest value from HTML.
Might be I am doing it the wrong way or may have another but I don't' have the idea about it. 

But the conclusion is that sciter is most promising GUI library to create GUI app with golang.

Update : 26-06-2018

GoLang-Sciter Learn by example [ link to my GitHub repo ]
Examples [ chapters ] in increasing order of complexity. I will update it continuously unless I feel it's complete. So stay tuned and watch

Update : 03-07-2018

I am writing a blog just about golang & sciter [ exclusively golang and sciter. nothing else. ] Its

All Post are merged in

Update : 25-12-2019

I am creating youTube playlist Create GUI application in go using sciter-sdk. It starts from scratch.  You can check it out here.

Hope find it useful!

 Sciter is upto be an open source project, Let's make it happen 


  1. Do I need gccgo to use sciter to build go applications, please help me install and set up sciter and gccgo so that I can build applications using sciter and golang. Thank you.

    1. No, you don't need to use gccgo in order to build application using sciter.
      You just need golang ( version higher then 1.9) and sciter sdk for your platform ( i.e. sciter sdk for windows/ mac/ linux).

    2. Hi Manish,

      To work with go and sciter isn't go-sciter needed ??

      I was trying to use Sciter.js SDK.

  2. Is there a similar example available for Python ?

    1. Hi,

      Have no idea about availablity of example in python.

      Idea behind this examples is
      -> Create window
      -> Set Title
      -> Load window
      -> Define functions that can be used by sciter on frontend

      If you find how to do this things, you will be able to recreate the same thing in python.

      Here is link to example

      This might help.

      Best of luck

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