CSS frameworks play a very important role in accelerating front-end development. Thousands of lines of code can be saved by using the CSS framework. Some frameworks are so rich that you don’t even have to write a single line of CSS code on your own.
The World Wide Web is changing every day. Almost every day a new web technology is coming. If we go back 10 years, there is a stark difference between the web technology of that time and the web of today. Protocol, technology, coding standards, design trends, almost everything has changed. CSS frameworks have also been updated to keep pace with the modern web. Along with that came many new frameworks. Today I will discuss five such modern CSS frameworks.
The name of Bootstrap comes first when we sit down to talk about CSS framework. It is the most popular and most used CSS framework in the world. I myself have created at least 200 websites with bootstrap.
Twitter released it in 2011. Twitter Bootstrap was originally popularized to simplify responsive web design. The term Mobile Responsive has just become popular in web design. Bootstrap is gaining popularity as a mobile responsive CSS framework, and developers are embracing the framework.
Bootstrap has not stopped, it is constantly updated with web technology. Everything you need in modern web design is available in one package from the Bootstrap framework. Modern stylesheet SASS support has come, React library has come, fully customizable, everything a website needs is in bootstrap. Moreover, the biggest thing is that Twitter introduced it, but now it is a community project. And We Love Community Project.
However, I do not like some of the issues of Bootstrap. Which is why in big budget projects I try to avoid bootstrap. The main drawback of Bootstrap is the package size of Bootstrap. Bootstrap consumes a lot of bandwidth to load itself. Moreover, up to Bootstrap 4, several components were dependent on the JQuery library. As a result, the jQuery had to be loaded. In Bootstrap 5, however, the jQuery has been omitted. Another problem is that overriding some styles is a lot of trouble. You have to be annoyed to write the “! Important” rule.
All frameworks have some drawbacks. Bootstrap is by far the most popular CSS framework. If there is a CSS framework that can be safely used in any project, it will be Bootstrap e.
2. Tailwind CSS
If you’ve seen the post in the year it was published, you’re reading the post on a blog designed at TellWind CSS. The new design of my blog is done with the whole tailwind CSS framework. It’s the fastest, customizable, and featureful framework I’ve ever seen.
I jokingly say about TellWind CSS, “It’s all there is, nothing else.” As many style properties as there are, all of them are available through the utility class from TellWind. Margins, padding, hover properties, no need to write CSS for anything, everything can be done through utility classes. I just had to write 20-30 lines of CSS code for styling the content in this blog. Moreover, I have designed the whole site using only the tailwind classes.
The biggest plus point of Tailwind is its package size. It is an unusually small size framework. Moreover, it did not pre-design any component and increase the file size unnecessarily. As seen in Bootstrap, there are thousands of components designed that you never use. Butt site loads their style and sits eating bandwidth.
There is not much of a bad side to TellWind. One bad thing is, I don’t know if it’s a drawback, if you want to enjoy its lightweight, you need to use a front-end build tool (like Webpack, Gallup, BrowserFi, etc.).
Overall My Personal Opinion Tailwind Right Now Best Modern CSS Framework.
Another lightweight but feature-full framework is the foundation. In addition to the CSS framework, it has many front-end development tools and animation libraries.
You will find lots of readymade component HTML templates for the Foundation Framework. If you want to build a site with readymade components, using foundation can win. In addition, animation libraries and email template frameworks can be another reason to use the foundation.
The foundation also relies on JQuery (ZEPTO) like Bootstrap. Including jQuery in many projects can be a waste of bandwidth.
Another full-featured CSS framework is Balma. If anyone is looking for a Truly alternative to Bootstrap, Balma Framework may be the only destination for them.
I’ve only done one project with UIKit though. But I like this framework a lot because of its import feature. You can only import the white component you need.
UIKIT has lots of advanced components built-in, including navigation, sidebar, parallax, overlay, placeholder, etc. It is possible to design different complex layouts by simply copy-pasting. Easily extend or customize with UIKit LESS or SASS. Moreover, UIKit has a web based customizer . The default style properties can be customized with the customizer.
Each project actually requires a different type of CSS framework later. So there should be experience in all types of frameworks, not limited to any one framework. Atollist If you have an idea about the above five frameworks, you can meet the needs of any project, InshaAllah.