Bootstrap vs Material Design Lite 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 Material Design Lite?

Material Design Lite (MDL) lets you add a Material Design look and feel to your static content websites. It doesn't rely on any JavaScript frameworks or libraries. Optimized for cross-device use, gracefully degrades in older browsers, and offers an experience that is accessible from the get-go.

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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          What are some alternatives to Bootstrap, Material Design Lite, and Polymer?
          Semantic UI
          Semantic empowers designers and developers by creating a shared vocabulary for UI.
          jQuery is a cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.
          Express your creativity with Material, an animation and graphics framework for Google's Material Design and Apple's Flat UI in Swift.
          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.
          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.
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          많은 버그가 존재하는데, 각각의 css 정의가 서로 연결되어서 수정이 쉽지 않다.

          발견된 이슈조차 업데이트 하지 않으며, 사용자가 직접 수정해서 사용해야한다.

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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, Material Design Lite, and Polymer
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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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          Ana Phi Sancho uses PolymerPolymer

          In process of Learning Technics- Studing to know more. I was introduced in a Google event.

          Polymer is another Google offering that focuses on Web Components, an up-and-coming collection of technologies that provide web developers with the ability to create customer HTML elements.

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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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          Badge List uses PolymerPolymer

          Polymer is super future-focused and really great to build in. The biggest plus for us is how its component-focused approach keeps things modular and maintainable. It also makes it really easy to implement material design.

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          Arvind Iyer uses PolymerPolymer

          Built a material design simple todo app with a firebase backend

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          Ralic Lo uses PolymerPolymer

          Support build of application and import web component.

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          Kevin van Guldenaar uses Material Design LiteMaterial Design Lite

          Just enough design for non-designer types.

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          Casey Smith uses PolymerPolymer

          Componentize the front-end web client.

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