Foundation vs. Material Design Lite vs. Material Design for Bootstrap



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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 Material Design for Bootstrap?

This Bootstrap theme is an easy way to use the new Material Design guidelines by Google in your Bootstrap 3 based application. Just include the theme right after the Bootstrap CSS and include the javascript at the end of your document, everything will be converted to Material Design (paper) style.

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Pros

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

Why do developers choose Material Design Lite?
Why do you like Material Design Lite?

Why do developers choose Material Design for Bootstrap?
Why do you like Material Design for Bootstrap?

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 Material Design for Bootstrap?
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Pricing

How much does Foundation cost?
How much does Material Design Lite cost?
How much does Material Design for Bootstrap cost?

Companies

What companies use Foundation?
754 companies on StackShare use Foundation
What companies use Material Design Lite?
14 companies on StackShare use Material Design Lite
What companies use Material Design for Bootstrap?
6 companies on StackShare use Material Design for Bootstrap

Integrations

What tools integrate with Foundation?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Foundation
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What are some alternatives to Foundation, Material Design Lite, and Material Design for Bootstrap?

  • 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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