Foundation vs Materialize: What are the differences?
Foundation: The most advanced responsive front-end framework in the world. 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; Materialize: A modern responsive front-end framework based on Material Design. A CSS Framework based on material design.
Foundation and Materialize belong to "Front-End Frameworks" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by Foundation are:
- Semantic: Everything is semantic. You can have the cleanest markup without sacrificing the utility and speed of Foundation.
- Mobile First: You can build for small devices first. Then, as devices get larger and larger, layer in more complexity for a complete responsive design.
- Customizable: You can customize your build to include or remove certain elements, as well as define the size of columns, colors, font size and more.
On the other hand, Materialize provides the following key features:
- Speeds up development
- User Experience Focused
- Easy to work with
"Responsive grid", "Mobile first" and "Open source" are the key factors why developers consider Foundation; whereas "Google material design", "Responsive" and "Easy to use" are the primary reasons why Materialize is favored.
Foundation and Materialize are both open source tools. It seems that Materialize with 36.1K GitHub stars and 4.8K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Foundation with 28.2K GitHub stars and 5.77K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Foundation has a broader approval, being mentioned in 653 company stacks & 77 developers stacks; compared to Materialize, which is listed in 46 company stacks and 55 developer stacks.
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