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Foundation vs Primer: 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; Primer: CSS toolkit and guidelines that power GitHub. Primer is the basecoat of GitHub, made by nerds just like you who share a passion for HTML and CSS.

Foundation and Primer can be categorized as "Front-End Frameworks" tools.

"Responsive grid" is the top reason why over 155 developers like Foundation, while over 3 developers mention "simple" as the leading cause for choosing Primer.

Foundation and Primer are both open source tools. Foundation with 28.2K GitHub stars and 5.77K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Primer with 8.42K GitHub stars and 621 GitHub forks.

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 Primer?

Primer is the basecoat of GitHub, made by nerds just like you who share a passion for HTML and CSS.
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        What are some alternatives to Foundation and Primer?
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        Avatar of Markus Gebka
        Markus Gebka uses FoundationFoundation

        I use it for a lot of professional work where I might need more than just a responsive grid. Has a great set of mixins and components and also some nice JS-modules. I love that its so style-agnostic. Really easy to add custom styling.

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        Kent Steiner uses FoundationFoundation

        Foundation has been my choice for years over Bootstrap and other similar CSS frameworks due to the naming conventions, well-designed built-in components, and it plays well with React when I'm not using ElementalUI instead.

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        glfead uses FoundationFoundation

        I use foundation only for the grid, i create my own other components

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        wooki uses FoundationFoundation

        Great starting point for prototypes and sometimes full sites.

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        micro systems uses FoundationFoundation

        Foundation makes our web based applications responsive.

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