Bootstrap vs Foundation vs Material Design for Angular

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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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    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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        Review ofBootstrapBootstrap

        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!!!

        Review ofBootstrapBootstrap

        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.

        Avatar of glfead
        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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