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Bootstrap vs Material Design for Angular vs Foundation: What are the differences?

Bootstrap, Foundation, and Material Design for Angular are all frontend frameworks, and all have their own fans. All three frameworks are open source; Bootstrap is the most popular by far. Material Design for Angular is distinguished by its relationship to AngularJS and the fact that it’s used specifically for Material Design by Google.

What is Bootstrap?

Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.

What is Foundation?

Foundation is the most advanced responsive front-end framework in the world. You can quickly prototype and build sites or apps that work on any kind of device with Foundation, which includes layout constructs (like a fully responsive grid), elements and best practices.

What is Material Design for Angular?

Material Design is a specification for a unified system of visual, motion, and interaction design that adapts across different devices. Our goal is to deliver a lean, lightweight set of AngularJS-native UI elements that implement the material design system for use in Angular SPAs.
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Why do developers choose Bootstrap vs Material Design for Angular vs Foundation?

  • Bootstrap is known for being responsive, consistent, and flexible. It’s widely used and well documented, and fans appreciate its responsiveness.
  • Foundation is also appreciated for its responsive grid. Users call it fast, quick to prototype, and highly customizable.
  • Material Design for Angular is backed by Angular and Google, which gives fans confidence. It’s also appreciated for its UI components and ease of learning.
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What are some alternatives to Bootstrap, Foundation, and Material Design for Angular?
Semantic UI
Semantic empowers designers and developers by creating a shared vocabulary for UI.
jQuery
jQuery is a cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.
Material
Express your creativity with Material, an animation and graphics framework for Google's Material Design and Apple's Flat UI in Swift.
React
Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.
Material Design
Material Design is a unified system that combines theory, resources, and tools for crafting digital experiences.
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Decisions about Bootstrap, Foundation, and Material Design for Angular
React
React
GraphQL
GraphQL
Apollo
Apollo
JavaScript
JavaScript
TypeScript
TypeScript
Webpack
Webpack
React Helmet
React Helmet
styled-components
styled-components
Sass
Sass
Less
Less
PostCSS
PostCSS
Bootstrap
Bootstrap
Semantic UI
Semantic UI
Foundation
Foundation
React Router
React Router
Koa
Koa
#JSX
#React.
#Css
#StyledComponents.
#Async
#HTML
#GraphQL
#Apollo

ReactQL is a React + GraphQL front-end starter kit. #JSX is a natural way to think about building UI, and it renders to pure #HTML in the browser and on the server, making it trivial to build server-rendered Single Page Apps. GraphQL via Apollo was chosen for the data layer; #GraphQL makes it simple to request just the data your app needs, and #Apollo takes care of communicating with your API (written in any language; doesn't have to be JavaScript!), caching, and rendering to #React.

ReactQL is written in TypeScript to provide full types/Intellisense, and pick up hard-to-diagnose goofs that might later show up at runtime. React makes heavy use of Webpack 4 to handle transforming your code to an optimised client-side bundle, and in throws back just enough code needed for the initial render, while seamlessly handling import statements asynchronously as needed, making the payload your user downloads ultimately much smaller than trying to do it by hand.

React Helmet was chosen to handle <head> content, because it works universally, making it easy to throw back the correct <title> and other tags on the initial render, as well as inject new tags for subsequent client-side views.

styled-components, Sass, Less and PostCSS were added to give developers a choice of whether to build styles purely in React / JavaScript, or whether to defer to a #css #preprocessor. This is especially useful for interop with UI frameworks like Bootstrap, Semantic UI, Foundation, etc - ReactQL lets you mix and match #css and renders to both a static .css file during bundling as well as generates per-page <style> tags when using #StyledComponents.

React Router handles routing, because it works both on the server and in the client. ReactQL customises it further by capturing non-200 responses on the server, redirecting or throwing back custom 404 pages as needed.

Koa is the web server that handles all incoming HTTP requests, because it's fast (TTFB < 5ms, even after fully rendering React), and its natively #async, making it easy to async/await inside routes and middleware.

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Reviews of Bootstrap, Foundation, and Material Design for Angular
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我们团队一直在使用bootstrap,非常简单易用,并且有帮助。支持也很到位,很喜欢!用了4年的时间,会持续的用下去,加油!!Bootstrap!!!

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We have been using it for the past 3 years and have no complaints

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Good service with a good price, worth the money.

How developers use Bootstrap, Foundation, and Material Design for Angular
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StackShare uses BootstrapBootstrap

Leanstack was on Bootstrap 2. Chose this because it is wildly popular, so it’s active, has been used a lot in production, and has a ton of features. Anything you need to do from a UI perspective, there’s likely a plugin for it already part of the library. Haven’t tried the others, but we're happy with BS.

For StackShare, we upgraded to Bootstrap 3. I don’t like that they changed the name of columns, essentially breaking the grid layout for Bootstrap 2 and below, so that was a real pain to update. I hope they don’t do that again. Once we have more bandwidth, we’re totally going to decouple our markup from Bootstrap.

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shridhardalavi uses BootstrapBootstrap

Bootstrap is a framework to help you design websites faster and easier. It includes HTML and CSS based design templates for typography, forms, buttons, tables, navigation, modals, image carousels, etc. It also gives you support for JavaScript plugins. Bootstrap's responsive CSS adjusts to phones, tablets, and desktops Bootstrap is compatible with all modern browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Opera)

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CloudRepo uses BootstrapBootstrap

We started with a bootstrap based template and then completely rewrote it due to poor design of the template. Using boostrap properly was a great experience - once you learn it and use it properly, it's simple to use and very good at being responsive and adapting to the various screen view.

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Perljobs.Ru uses BootstrapBootstrap

I simply bought a "job board" template for the website, which is written using Bootstrap 2. I'm hoping to upgrade the site to Boostrap 3 when I'll have a time.

Я просто купил шаблон для доски вакансий, написанный на Boostrap 2. Когда будет время перепишу все на Bootstrap 3.

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Ujjwal Bhujel uses BootstrapBootstrap

With the advancement in CSS, Bootstrap is creating new milestones when it comes to minimising our CSS codes. So elegant and beautiful yet easy and convenient to use once you go through all the classes and its elements. In addition, its JS function is impressive too.

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Markus Gebka uses FoundationFoundation

I use it for a lot of professional work where I might need more than just a responsive grid. Has a great set of mixins and components and also some nice JS-modules. I love that its so style-agnostic. Really easy to add custom styling.

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Kent Steiner uses FoundationFoundation

Foundation has been my choice for years over Bootstrap and other similar CSS frameworks due to the naming conventions, well-designed built-in components, and it plays well with React when I'm not using ElementalUI instead.

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Promethean TV uses Material Design for AngularMaterial Design for Angular

The Angular Material Design framework is used by the Promethean TV Broadcast Center Tool and provides a common set of UI/UX elements on top of Angular.

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Youpooly Corp. uses Material Design for AngularMaterial Design for Angular

Used the concept idea of Material Design from Google for our basic UI. This one is a great implementation source for our Angular Framework.

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Vizzbuzz uses Material Design for AngularMaterial Design for Angular

The main application uses this, it's great and solid base for app development in AngularJS.

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glfead uses FoundationFoundation

I use foundation only for the grid, i create my own other components

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wooki uses FoundationFoundation

Great starting point for prototypes and sometimes full sites.

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micro systems uses FoundationFoundation

Foundation makes our web based applications responsive.

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