What are The Key Differences Between Bootstrap and Foundation?

Bootstrap Vs Foundation

Front-end frameworks make life easier. Moreover, they also increase productivity and proved to be perfect for prototyping and building sites. Additions like cross-browser compatibility and ready-to-go CSS components work as cherries on top.

Essentially, using a front-end framework means that you do not need to start from scratch every time you build a new website and web apps.
Front-end frameworks, also defined as CSS frameworks are usually composed of a set of standard files like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Though there are dozens of useful frameworks, two of the most popular are Bootstrap and Foundation. Although they are similar in many aspects, there are some fundamental differences as well. So, let’s shed a little light on it.

Bootstrap (2017)

Bootstrap SASS

Bootstrap, originally developed for Twitter, was created by Mark Otto, and Thornton with the release on August 19, 2011.

Mark Otto said that — A small team of Twitter sets out to improve the platforms internal analytical and administrative tools. After some meetings around this one, we set out with a higher ambition to create another toolkit to use within Twitter, and beyond, and ended up with Bootstrap.

The open-source front-end framework consists HTML, CSS and JavaScript. The modular and in version 3 contains fewer style-sheets. However, Bootstrap 4 has switched over to the Sass CSS pre-processor now. Bootstrap is based on an 1170-pixel grid system which is a more responsive layout. The current version 4.0.0-alpha.3 offers directories and files, grouping JS and CSS together with minified versions moreover.

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