Bootstrap vs. Foundation vs. Semantic UI

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Bootstrap vs Foundation vs Semantic UI: What are the differences?

Bootstrap, Foundation, and Semantic UI are all frontend frameworks, and all have their own fans. On StackShare, Bootstrap is by far the most popular, with Foundation coming in second and Semantic UI third. All three frameworks are open source.

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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 Semantic UI?

Semantic empowers designers and developers by creating a shared vocabulary for UI.


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

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

    Why do developers choose Semantic UI?
  • Why do you like Semantic UI?


    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 Semantic UI?
    No Cons submitted yet for Semantic UI
    Downsides of Semantic UI?

    Why do developers choose Bootstrap vs Foundation vs Semantic UI?

    • 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.
    • Semantic UI is easy to use and elegant, according to fans.


    What companies use Bootstrap?
    6984 companies on StackShare use Bootstrap
    What companies use Foundation?
    661 companies on StackShare use Foundation
    What companies use Semantic UI?
    73 companies on StackShare use Semantic UI


    What tools integrate with Bootstrap?
    17 tools on StackShare integrate with Bootstrap
    What tools integrate with Foundation?
    4 tools on StackShare integrate with Foundation
    What tools integrate with Semantic UI?
    5 tools on StackShare integrate with Semantic UI

    What are some alternatives to Bootstrap, Foundation, and Semantic UI?

    • Material Design for Angular - Material Design for AngularJS Apps
    • 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
    • Polymer - A new library built on top of Web Components, designed to leverage the evolving web platform on modern browsers

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