Best CSS Frameworks For Beautiful Looking Websites!

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CSS or Cascading Style Sheet renders visual beauty to your website with its ability to blend in with HTML composition easily. The list of popular CSS frameworks is increasing day by day. All of them come with their respective advantages and disadvantages. So before you choose one for your next project, make sure it’s a suitable option. In this post, I am going to share with you, the best CSS frameworks and their specifications.

What is a CSS framework?

A CSS framework is a bunch of predefined classes and additional components. It can consist of multiple CSS and JavaScript files. We can include these files in our markup and get rid of doing things from scratch. In this article, we will be discussing the best CSS frameworks one by one.

Best CSS frameworks

Bootstrap

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The first CSS framework in our list is Bootstrap. It is one of the most popular CSS frameworks available out there. It has a large number of components and a bunch of classes. The use of these classes and components can save a lot of time. In addition to this, they have well-maintained documentation and a huge community.

The only drawback of Bootstrap is that you have to use jQuery to be able to use its components. So, if you are looking for a popular and easy to use CSS framework, then bootstrap is the best option for you. I have written a brief post on bootstrap grids best suited for bootstrap beginners.

Materialize

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Materialize is a modern CSS framework and it is based on Google’s material design. If you are a fan of Google’s material design, then it would be the perfect choice for you. It also has a lot of CSS classes and many components. The drawback of ‘Materialize’ is that it’s pretty heavy and not very beginner-friendly; however, if you are friendly with advance CSS frameworks, I would suggest that you go for it. You can check their official documentation here.

Material UI

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Material UI is also based on Google’s material design. It is made using React JS, the popular javascript library. It’s quite modern and has a deeper learning curve than others. If you are familiar with React JS, then Material UI will be an easy choice for you. In a short span of time, it has become popular claiming more than 29k+ GitHub stars. So, if you have some working knowledge of JSX and React JS, you should definitely choose this one. They have a well-maintained documentation that you can check here.

Semantic UI

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Semantic is another popular CSS framework with 37k+ Github stars. It comes with many built-in themes that make the task of designing a lot easier than it is. Semantic UI uses simple phrases that trigger a functionality. So, it’s convenient to modify it according to your need. Simplified debugging is another major advantage of this framework. It comes with 50+ components, a fact that allows you to build an entire site using one UI stack. You can start using Semantic UI here.

Foundation

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Foundation is also, one of the most popular CSS frameworks. Like Bootstrap, it also follows the mobile first approach. Foundation has included a paid support for business owners that makes it distinct from others. Many re-known brands are using Foundation. So, if you are looking for the best alternative to Bootstrap, then Foundation will be the best choice. You can find more information about it here.

Finally, our list has come to the end. I have already pointed out the major and minor advantages and disadvantages of best CSS frameworks. Eventually, it’s up to you which one suits your needs the best. Remember that all of them are powerful enough to create some awesome responsive sites. While all of the above frameworks are for bigger projects and a little bulky, so if you are looking for some best lightweight alternatives you can follow my post lightweight CSS frameworks.

This is a Guest Post submitted to Ionizer by Subham Mitra