CSS, Cascading Style Sheets, who may have thought it could be so creative, optimized and organized? Moreover day by day, it’s adding more dimensions and areas. Many may argue about the fact that is it fair to add frameworks in CSS, as they prefer it raw. But in this argument, frameworks have made its way and proved that adding it can create a proper ecosystem with lots of variations.
It’s 2019, and CSS frameworks are widely introduced everywhere. Some CSS frameworks are not that famous, though but you will be amazed to hear their features. So here are some powerful CSS frameworks:
We will talk about Bootstrap, Materialize CSS, Foundation, Buma, and Tailwind. Let’s now look at the amazing features they are providing.
Bootstrap, your most favorite and almost renowned to everyone. About 52% of people are satisfied using bootstrap. Moreover, It has HTML, CSS and JS frameworks and together it gives you facilities like collapse system, tooltip, modal, etc. It has mobile-responsive features that give you a standard, modern view altogether.
Easy to Use
Great Grid System
Base Styling for most HTML Elements
Extensive list of Components
Require a lot of styles overriding if you have a specific design planned
To create unique designs you will have to customize many things otherwise all website will look the same
Material Design, Created and designed by Google, is a design language that combines the classic principles of successful design along with innovation and technology.
Easy to Use
12-Column Responsive Grid System
Various table options
Badge, Breadcrumbs with unique styles
Raised button, floating action button and flat button
Standard Cards, Chips, Collections
Different Navbar options
Responsive Flow Text
Ripple Effect with Waves
Refuses to use flexbox model
It’s heavy and large, may slow down speed
The responsive front end framework, Foundation has satisfied almost 45% of people with its magic. Moreover, it’s fast, prototype-based and has production code which makes it work on any device.
It’s flexible and lets you customize your website. So in this way, your website remains unique and not similar to other websites that have used Foundation.
Less CSS bloat in the HTML
Collapse class removes gutters and also helps to collapse quickly.
Readymade pricing tables.
Multilingual option. As a result you can write from right to left in case of the Arabic language
Less community support
For beginners, it will take time to learn Foundation
Less information for issues fixing also troubleshooting issues
A flexbox model-based framework which is super responsive and very lightweight.
Easy to use and lightweight
Handle flexbox gracefully
Flexible, can be customized and highly modularizable
As it doesn’t have a large community, so it is challenging to fix issues.
Slow CSS framework
It’s still in a development phase, and the final version is not released yet.
This framework is mainly famous for its rich library of UI kits and responsive behavior.
You won’t have to think of class names because it has built-in utility classes.
Your CSS will be short, optimized and easy to manage
One config file (tailwind.config.js) and you can customize everything. Moreover, you won’t have to worry about the default configuration.
A basic design system is provided at very first so that you can work from a base.
It makes you stop switching from HTML to CSS and again from CSS to HTML. Therefore you can do everything in your HTML file.
You can easily create a component or extract them.