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Description

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 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 Flat UI?

Flat UI is a beautiful theme for Bootstrap. We have redesigned many of its components to look flat in every pixel.

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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Foundation?
    No Cons submitted yet for Foundation
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    What are the cons of using Material Design Lite?
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    What are the cons of using Flat UI?
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    Companies

    What companies use Foundation?
    658 companies on StackShare use Foundation
    What companies use Material Design Lite?
    9 companies on StackShare use Material Design Lite
    What companies use Flat UI?
    4 companies on StackShare use Flat UI

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Foundation?
    4 tools on StackShare integrate with Foundation
    No integrations listed yet
    What tools integrate with Flat UI?
    1 tools on StackShare integrate with Flat UI

    What are some alternatives to Foundation, Material Design Lite, and Flat UI?

    • Bootstrap - Simple and flexible HTML, CSS, and JS for popular UI components and interactions
    • 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

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