Bootstrap vs. Foundation vs. Polymer



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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 Polymer?

Polymer is a new type of library for the web, designed to leverage the existing browser infrastructure to provide the encapsulation and extendability currently only available in JS libraries. Polymer is based on a set of future technologies, including Shadow DOM, Custom Elements and Model Driven Views. Currently these technologies are implemented as polyfills or shims, but as browsers adopt these features natively, the platform code that drives Polymer evacipates, leaving only the value-adds.

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Why do developers choose Bootstrap?
Why do you like Bootstrap?

Why do developers choose Foundation?
Why do you like Foundation?

Why do developers choose Polymer?
Why do you like Polymer?

What are the cons of using Bootstrap?
Downsides of Bootstrap?

What are the cons of using Foundation?
No Cons submitted yet for Foundation
Downsides of Foundation?

What are the cons of using Polymer?
No Cons submitted yet for Polymer
Downsides of Polymer?

What companies use Bootstrap?
8379 companies on StackShare use Bootstrap
What companies use Foundation?
756 companies on StackShare use Foundation
What companies use Polymer?
51 companies on StackShare use Polymer
What tools integrate with Bootstrap?
17 tools on StackShare integrate with Bootstrap
What tools integrate with Foundation?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Foundation
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Bootstrap, Foundation, and Polymer?

  • Material Design for Angular - Material Design for AngularJS Apps
  • Semantic UI - A UI Component library implemented using a set of specifications designed around natural language
  • Materialize - A modern responsive front-end framework based on Material Design
  • Material UI - A CSS Framework and a Set of React Components that Implement Google's Material Design

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