I see that Search UI is meant to work with "any backend". Does this include a standard GraphQL server?
Also, can someone confirm the exact benefits over a search framework such as Search UI vs a UI library such as MUI or PrimeReact? They also contain form components which can be used for frontend search. Is it the more reactive features as a whole?
If I had a search-based site but the search was fairly simple and the dataset fairly small would Search UI be overkill? The search fields are main select boxes (and multi-selects), radio buttons, and requires a button click to submit the search. It has a results pane and the results need to paginate with the URL bar updated to reflect the search options. I'm trying to determine how much I'd save by using a search framework over an API vs a UI framework in this case.
By build it myself, I mean just regular querying of an API and handling the response rather than build a connector for Search UI. Like you say, for simple search I think Search UI may be more than I need and would present its own challenges in integrating.