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Rastin Mehr

Rastin Mehr

November 09 2014
#bootstrap or #foundation? That's the question
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  • Last Comment by Andrea Torre
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Pavel Kulbakin
Pavel Kulbakin
November 09 2014 Permalink
the consensus for them to be similar, so no point to switch since bootstrap is already here, but we do need jquery bootstrap
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Umesh
Umesh
November 09 2014 Permalink
I'm seeing lot of traction on Zurb Foundation lately, partly due to 1. SAAS
2.Smaller JS footprint (Zepto)
3. It can still fall back to jQuery is legacy browser support is reqd
4. Mobile first aproach
Pavel Kulbakin
Pavel Kulbakin
November 09 2014 Permalink
1. there is sass version of bootstrap
2. http://zurb.com/article/1293/why-we-dropped-zepto
3. what legacy that would be? foundation does not support legacy, by legacy usually meant ie
Pavel Kulbakin
Pavel Kulbakin
November 09 2014 Permalink
4. "mobile first" must be in developer head, not framework specific actually
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Pavel Kulbakin
Pavel Kulbakin
November 09 2014 Permalink
edit: by legacy usually meant ie 8 and earlier
Umesh
Umesh
November 10 2014 Permalink
Good input Pavel .. I'll continue to get more info on this topic
Nick Swinford
Nick Swinford
November 10 2014 Permalink
#Foundation is pretty nice, but #bootstrap is far more popular. I would stay sticking with #bootstrap would be best.
Rastin Mehr
Rastin Mehr
November 10 2014 Permalink
For the record, they are both using the mobile first keyword in their main descriptions. There is also this comparison chart that I have found http://responsive.vermilion.com/compare.php?framework=current
Andrea Torre
Andrea Torre
November 10 2014 Permalink
Hi, Foundation is changing (from the ground up!). After the current Foundation 5, it will split in:

- Foundation for Sites
- Foundation for Apps

Blog post: http://zurb.com/article/1345/design-amazing-single-page-apps-with-the-
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Rastin Mehr
Rastin Mehr
November 10 2014 Permalink
So far my impression is that Bootstrap is more favoured by web designers while foundation is geared towards towards web and mobile app development. Personally I find foundation to be far more impressive than bootstrap.
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Andrea Torre
Andrea Torre
November 11 2014 Permalink
Also... Foundation for Apps uses Angular and the upcoming #AngularJS v2.0 (late 2015) is going to eliminate:

- Controllers
- Directive Definition Object
- $scope
- angular.module
- jqLite

They want a radically(!) simpler API, a better learning curve and to be #WebComponents friendly (integration with #Polymer).
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