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Skeleton vs Topcoat: What are the differences?

What is 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.

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.

Skeleton and Topcoat can be categorized as "Front-End Frameworks" tools.

Some of the features offered by Skeleton are:

  • Responsive Grid Down To Mobile
  • Fast to Start
  • Style Agnostic

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

  • Components Galore
  • Themeable
  • BEM Architecture

"Minimalist" is the primary reason why developers consider Skeleton over the competitors, whereas "Open source" was stated as the key factor in picking Topcoat.

Skeleton and Topcoat are both open source tools. It seems that Skeleton with 16.8K GitHub stars and 2.93K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Topcoat with 4.31K GitHub stars and 417 GitHub forks.

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.

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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          What are some alternatives to Skeleton and Topcoat?
          Bootstrap
          Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.
          Animate.css
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          Material Design for Angular
          Material Design is a specification for a unified system of visual, motion, and interaction design that adapts across different devices. Our goal is to deliver a lean, lightweight set of AngularJS-native UI elements that implement the material design system for use in Angular SPAs.
          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.
          UIkIt
          UIkit gives you a comprehensive collection of HTML, CSS, and JS components which is simple to use, easy to customize and extendable.
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          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 Ledger Note
          Ledger Note uses SkeletonSkeleton

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

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