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Bootstrap vs Foundation

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Wondering when you should you bootstrap? What makes bootstrap different than foundation? When should you use bootstrap vs foundation? Whic one is better?
These questions tend to pop up a lot. Today we’ll take a look at both of these frameworks and what makes them unique. If you’re sil wondering which css framework to use for your next project press play to find out.

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15 Comments

  1. Fabienne Rondeau
    December 22, 2019 at 17:13

    Hi Ricky, Could you explain which one is lighter than the other: Bootstrap or Foundation ?

  2. Haqim Zuhari
    December 22, 2019 at 17:13

    Both are great and I agree with Ricky. I more focus on back-end development so Bootstrap is the best option. I don't have to spend my time on design, just make sure it work as I wanted to. For front-end developer that really focus on design website, better go to Foundation. Fully customization with already basic set up for javascipt such as modal, dropdown, accordian. Everything has been set up, developer just need to put their own design less worry on javascript.

    I use Bootstrap alot and save my time on design phase since Bootstrap has alot of themes, template and snippet. I'm more focus on back-end development overthought I'm full-stack developer but front-end development is really consume my time alot during development and I don't like it.

    Both are great depends on your development purpose. If it is system website, Bootstrap is the best but if it portfolios, company profile, something that need fancy looking website, then go for Foundation. As simple as that.

    But if you love designing front-end as well as back-end, go for Foundation. Easy to customize than Bootstrap

  3. Variety World
    December 22, 2019 at 17:13

    Nothing! Only Materialize

  4. Rassy
    December 22, 2019 at 17:13

    What about Materialize by Google?

  5. gio riv
    December 22, 2019 at 17:13

    I started with Skeleton than I found Foundation ZURB and ever since I have not been able to jump into a different framework. I try to learn Bootstrap but I missed all the good features of Foundation. There is 2 unique feature in Foundation that for me are a no brainer. The ability of set the XY-Grid on the SCSS file instead of over use classes on the html file. You can use at your own like. and also with the ZURB template is like using PHP when it comes to update pages you just update one file and thats it specially the ability of using JSON data to update long list of text like menus, names address listing etc. Creating partials and layouts as guideline for the rest of the internal pages is awesome. Only problem is that it looks like folks at ZURB are not been in good communication there is a few bugs and they aren't fixing it. Hope they get back on track soon because it is a very useful Framework.

  6. james pruett
    December 22, 2019 at 17:13

    cost?

  7. Ayman Belhaj
    December 22, 2019 at 17:13

    Great job
    Can you make a video about how to master CSS cuz when i learn it now i found a lot of problems understanding positioning and layouts .
    When i feel like i understand them i try to code a website but the layout just sucks ://

  8. All govt job updates 2019 only for freshers
    December 22, 2019 at 17:13

    Can we use css with Bootstrap +semantic Ui+foundation at a time ??

  9. Razva Cos
    December 22, 2019 at 17:13

    Tailwind.css + Uikit.js best mix

  10. Arman
    December 22, 2019 at 17:13

    Ricky do you think if we are going to work as a front-end developer Bootstrap is better or Foundation?

  11. Gustavo Pacheco
    December 22, 2019 at 17:13

    I've used Foundation with SASS, then Foundation laid off most of their staff last year. I download Foundation using npm two months ago, and there was a host of warnings about things getting deprecated, the foundation github had a bunch of people showing errors and trying to get help, and no one was responding to them, their forum is riddled with spam, sometimes it takes too long to get a question answered in their forums, and the last thing is their slack channels are pretty dead. I decided to look into bootstrap on udemy and have found Bootstrap to be awesome. The community is huge and getting help is a breeze. The Bootstrap slack channel is active unlike foundation. Until Foundation can get the bugs worked out, I'll stick with bootstrap for now.

  12. James Stone
    December 22, 2019 at 17:13

    Hey Ricky, great video and really on point. I have worked extensively with both frameworks and my take is very much the same. Bootstrap is great if you just want to use it the way it looks out of the box. Great for dev teams without a designer on board and need to make an app look good enough.

    Foundation really shines when you have a designer on board and especially for apps and sites that will have a strong visual brand. It is very easy and fast to customize if you have a design direction and frontend chops (yes, creating that design in css) and often is much faster than hand coding it yourself. Especially on larger sites with lots of patterns, or in a team environment. Very simple and small apps with very few patterns might be the exception.

  13. Sami TheDev
    December 22, 2019 at 17:13

    These videos pair well when you're eating. Good video!

  14. paskainos
    December 22, 2019 at 17:13

    Great video, and I completely agree. We've used (and preferred) Foundation for years (ca. ZF 3) for precisely the reasons you cited. Bootstrap is like the WordPress of CSS frameworks, no offense to either, as both serve very useful purposes. In these modern days of flexbox, CSS grid & such, a couple of other frameworks (among others) worth checking out are Bulma and Tachyons.

  15. Andrew Lim
    December 22, 2019 at 17:13

    Nice. I never really investigated foundation, but ill give it a go.

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