Bootstrap vs Flat UI: What are the differences?
What is Bootstrap? Simple and flexible HTML, CSS, and JS for popular UI components and interactions. Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.
What is Flat UI? Free Bootstrap Framework and Theme. Flat UI is a beautiful theme for Bootstrap. We have redesigned many of its components to look flat in every pixel.
Bootstrap and Flat UI belong to "Front-End Frameworks" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by Bootstrap are:
- Preprocessors: Bootstrap ships with vanilla CSS, but its source code utilizes the two most popular CSS preprocessors, Less and Sass. Quickly get started with precompiled CSS or build on the source.
- One framework, every device: Bootstrap easily and efficiently scales your websites and applications with a single code base, from phones to tablets to desktops with CSS media queries.
- Full of features: With Bootstrap, you get extensive and beautiful documentation for common HTML elements, dozens of custom HTML and CSS components, and awesome jQuery plugins.
On the other hand, Flat UI provides the following key features:
- Retina Ready Images and Icons
- Custom form components
Bootstrap and Flat UI are both open source tools. Bootstrap with 134K GitHub stars and 66K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Flat UI with 14.5K GitHub stars and 2.46K GitHub forks.
Spotify, Twitter, and Lyft are some of the popular companies that use Bootstrap, whereas Flat UI is used by Apexure, Leonis Holding, and SkyQuest. Bootstrap has a broader approval, being mentioned in 7046 company stacks & 1115 developers stacks; compared to Flat UI, which is listed in 4 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.
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