Foundation and Bootstrap.
The two titans of the front-end framework.
Each with a host of avid supporters who boast the benefits of their respective choices with a stern reluctance to waiver in uncertainty.
Those who wave the Bootstrap flag, do so in the comfort of the largest support community of any front-end framework.
Meanwhile… the leagues of Foundation supporters proudly mould their unique customisations with less resistance.
But… as a newbie in the world of front-end frameworks. Which one should you choose?
This question has been bandied around the internet for sometime now.
Each framework has their pro’s and con’s – each developer has their preference.
To give you an idea of which framework may be best for you. Lets take a look at some of the most common arguments for each.
Each developer has his or her preference and I think that largely comes down to which one did you learn first and which one have you used most often. When starting out either one will do. People tend to prefer Bootstrap for quick builds and prototypes but as it has a pretty generic look and feel those who want an extra level of customisation will choose Foundation. This is just because Bootstrap can be more time consuming to customise as they do a lot out of the box for you. Foundation comes with a default styling thats easy to over-ride. Both are HTML and CSS frameworks so if you’re comfortable with HTML and CSS it’ll be a pinch for you to learn either.
Let us know in the comments below which one you prefer or if you disagree with any of our points above.
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Jack O’Donoghue is a web designer and the creator of Blockety HTML website templates. He’s designed styleguides and websites for well known brands including HSBC, Vodafone, Samsung, IBM and Aviva.