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Pure vs Topcoat: What are the differences?

What is Pure? A set of small, responsive CSS modules that you can use in every web project. Pure is meant to be a starting point for every website or web app. We take care of all the CSS work that every site needs, without making it look cookie-cutter.

What is Topcoat? 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.

Pure and Topcoat belong to "Front-End Frameworks" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Pure are:

  • A responsive grid that can be customized to your needs
  • A solid base built on Normalize.css to fix cross-browser compatibility issues
  • Consistently styled buttons that work with and

On the other hand, Topcoat provides the following key features:

  • Components Galore
  • Themeable
  • BEM Architecture

"Lightweight" is the top reason why over 12 developers like Pure, while over 2 developers mention "Open source" as the leading cause for choosing Topcoat.

Pure and Topcoat are both open source tools. Pure with 20.1K GitHub stars and 2.07K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Topcoat with 4.31K GitHub stars and 417 GitHub forks.

What is Pure?

Pure is meant to be a starting point for every website or web app. We take care of all the CSS work that every site needs, without making it look cookie-cutter.

What is Topcoat?

TopCoat is made up of base controls, platform specific styles, themes and a build script to stitch them all together.
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