The Top 3 Front-End Frameworks

Not so long ago, choosing a CSS front-end framework was a relatively straight forward task. If you didn’t like one, you would just use the other available option. There was little choice, and even less room to be picky. Thankfully though, as technology has developed, so too have frameworks, and we now have an abundance to choose from. Out of all these options though, which one is best? Well, we’ve managed to narrow it down to just 3.

Bootstrap – I’m pretty sure most people within the industry will be aware of this one. Bootstrap has amassed a massive popularity since its release in 2011, and it’s easy to understand why. Bootstraps reliability and wide range of resources, such as tutorials, third-party plugins and theme builders, are all key contributors to its massive popularity. All of these factors make it a perfect platform to build pretty much any website.

Foundation – Foundation is another widely recognised framework, and is second only in popularity to Bootstrap. Much like Bootstrap, this framework has plenty of resources and tools which you can use to take your project to the next level. Foundation also boasts a wide selection of templates and plugins to choose from, as well as a fantastic business support system, which is particularly helpful if you are new to using the framework, or want to find out how you can get more out of it.

Semantic UI – One of the best things about Semantic UI is its partner website ‘Learn Semantic’ which allows you to customise and create your own themes. Semantic also has a number of useful guides available which will help you to get started and make the most of its features. Another noteworthy aspect of Semantic UI is that it uses natural language, which makes its code much easier to read and understand as opposed to some other frameworks. This is a big advantage if you are new to CSS systems.

Although they all serve much the same purpose, the importance of choosing an appropriate CSS framework should never be underestimated. After all, the framework you choose will inevitably dictate the way in which you work, which means taking the time to choose carefully is a worthwhile investment.

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