Gumby vs Topcoat: What are the differences?
Developers describe Gumby as "A Flexible, Responsive CSS Framework - Powered by Sass". Create rapid and logical page layout and app prototypes with a flexible and responsive grid system and UI kit. On the other hand, Topcoat is detailed as "CSS for clean and fast web apps". TopCoat is made up of base controls, platform specific styles, themes and a build script to stitch them all together.
Gumby and Topcoat can be categorized as "Front-End Frameworks" tools.
Some of the features offered by Gumby are:
- Syntactically Awesome - Gumby 2 is built with the power of Sass. Sass is a powerful CSS preprocessor which allows us to develop Gumby itself with much more speed — and gives you new tools to quickly customize and build on top of the Gumby Framework.
- Brilliantly Flexible - Gumby 2 is an amazing responsive CSS Framework. Websites built today must be mobile friendly in order to survive. Why have two different sites for mobile and desktop when you can have your main site be one size fits all? Gumby Framework is also incredibly customizable
- it’s as easy as download, tweak, deploy!
On the other hand, Topcoat provides the following key features:
- Components Galore
- BEM Architecture
Gumby and Topcoat are both open source tools. It seems that Topcoat with 4.31K GitHub stars and 417 forks on GitHub has more adoption than Gumby with 2.95K GitHub stars and 479 GitHub forks.