Bootstrap 4 vs. Foundation , which is better?
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Bootstrap 4Mark Otto, Jacob Thornton
Bootstrap 4Open Source
Bootstrap 4$ 0
Bootstrap 4July 12, 2018
FoundationAugust 18, 2017
Bootstrap 4August 19, 2011
Bootstrap 4592 KB (precompiled zip folder)
Bootstrap 4Not included
FoundationFoundation Icon Fonts
Bootstrap is a free and open-source front-end framework for designing websites and web applications.
Bootstrap 4 and Foundation Reviews
Bootstrap is developed to be instantly compatible with all sizes of screens, so you don't have to worry about which device the user is accessing your site from. Yet if you prefer, you can disable responsiveness of Bootstrap.
Foundation provides a better environment for website customization. Although it’s possible to customize with Bootstrap, it takes a fair amount of effort to get your site to not look like other Bootstrap sites.
With Foundation, the out-of-the-box CSS design is more of a flat design and looks good right away. And you don’t have to customize too heavily.
If you don’t add the correct CSS classes with Bootstrap, effects will not appear.
With Foundation, there are base CSS appearances built in. Some may prefer this, especially since there won’t be as much CSS bloat in your HTML.
Bootstrap is designed to get a site up and running quickly. Each of it's components is pre-configured to help with getting a site up and running quickly.
Bootstrap’s popularity is like a double-edged sword.
Since many sites use Bootstrap, it can make it easy to tell if a site has been built with Bootstrap. Of course, the last thing you want is a website that looks like everyone else’s.
Because Foundation is less popular, the look is more unique. Bootstrap sites can look cookie-cutter unless extensive customization work is done.
Bootstrap can be customized in a variety of ways. Either by overriding the default CSS styles with new CSS styles or by editing the .scss Bootstrap files.
When it comes to extra components and JS extensions, Bootstrap and Foundation are basically head-to-head.
But here are a few extras that Foundation has that Bootstrap does not.
- Form validation, Abide: HTML5 form validation library
- Off-canvas menus: Easily place your site navigation off to the side of your site
- Pricing tables: Ready-to-go table, designed to show prices for a subscription based product
- Responsive media, Interchange: Website loads different media for different devices/screen sizes, so you can customize the user experience
- Right-to-left support: Modify the text direction; great for sites in other languages where characters move from right to left
- Tour, aka Joyride: Give users a tour when they come to your site
Bootstrap is very popular and has a large community. As a result of this it is much easier to find help with anything you might need. This also gives you a treasure trove of prebuilt components to use and add to your site.