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Polymer vs Skeleton: What are the differences?

Polymer: A new library built on top of Web Components, designed to leverage the evolving web platform on modern browsers. Polymer is a new type of library for the web, designed to leverage the existing browser infrastructure to provide the encapsulation and extendability currently only available in JS libraries. Polymer is based on a set of future technologies, including Shadow DOM, Custom Elements and Model Driven Views. Currently these technologies are implemented as polyfills or shims, but as browsers adopt these features natively, the platform code that drives Polymer evacipates, leaving only the value-adds; Skeleton: A Beautiful Boilerplate for Responsive, Mobile-Friendly Development. Skeleton is a small collection of CSS files that can help you rapidly develop sites that look beautiful at any size, be it a 17" laptop screen or an iPhone.

Polymer and Skeleton belong to "Front-End Frameworks" category of the tech stack.

"Web components" is the top reason why over 49 developers like Polymer, while over 7 developers mention "Minimalist" as the leading cause for choosing Skeleton.

Polymer and Skeleton are both open source tools. Polymer with 21.1K GitHub stars and 2K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Skeleton with 16.8K GitHub stars and 2.93K GitHub forks.

AX Semantics, USERcycle, and Telemetry are some of the popular companies that use Polymer, whereas Skeleton is used by Ledger Note, Spirit Pixels™, and emotion.me. Polymer has a broader approval, being mentioned in 42 company stacks & 32 developers stacks; compared to Skeleton, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

What is Polymer?

Polymer is a new type of library for the web, designed to leverage the existing browser infrastructure to provide the encapsulation and extendability currently only available in JS libraries. Polymer is based on a set of future technologies, including Shadow DOM, Custom Elements and Model Driven Views. Currently these technologies are implemented as polyfills or shims, but as browsers adopt these features natively, the platform code that drives Polymer evacipates, leaving only the value-adds.

What is Skeleton?

Skeleton is a small collection of CSS files that can help you rapidly develop sites that look beautiful at any size, be it a 17" laptop screen or an iPhone.
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        Avatar of Ana Phi Sancho
        Ana Phi Sancho uses PolymerPolymer

        In process of Learning Technics- Studing to know more. I was introduced in a Google event.

        Polymer is another Google offering that focuses on Web Components, an up-and-coming collection of technologies that provide web developers with the ability to create customer HTML elements.

        Avatar of Badge List
        Badge List uses PolymerPolymer

        Polymer is super future-focused and really great to build in. The biggest plus for us is how its component-focused approach keeps things modular and maintainable. It also makes it really easy to implement material design.

        Avatar of Ujjwal Bhujel
        Ujjwal Bhujel uses SkeletonSkeleton

        Like Bootstrap, It offers the same CSS framework service (Which I prefer to say cheatsheet ;)) but less complex and cleaner look and to the point.

        Avatar of Markus Gebka
        Markus Gebka uses SkeletonSkeleton

        I used it for some private stuff lately where I only needed a grid and was looking for the leanest framework there is.

        Avatar of Arvind Iyer
        Arvind Iyer uses PolymerPolymer

        Built a material design simple todo app with a firebase backend

        Avatar of Ralic Lo
        Ralic Lo uses PolymerPolymer

        Support build of application and import web component.

        Avatar of Ledger Note
        Ledger Note uses SkeletonSkeleton

        My favorite, no-frills, base responsive CSS grid.

        Avatar of Casey Smith
        Casey Smith uses PolymerPolymer

        Componentize the front-end web client.

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