When starting a new project, there is always a need to find an appropriate way to scaffold the front-end, which usually means choosing the framework. In my opinion, a common mistake is to use Twitter Bootstrap as a base for almost every project. Why? Bootstrap has a lot of advantages, but you need to be very careful when making a decision about the scaffolding tool for your app. For some reasons, people often treat Bootstrap as a Swiss army knife but aren’t aware of some misconceptions about the framework. Here is a short explanation: Bootstrap was never meant to be used as a website development framework per se. The thing is that Bootstrap was built at Twitter, so that the developers could work faster by using a standardized interface to present their creations. Then what are the reasons behind that Bootstrap is so commonly used, and is this always so beneficial for the individual projects? 1. It’s popular Bootstrap is now the most popular front-end framework. The statistics report that until today it has generated 50,517 questions on stackoverflow and 86,178 stars on github. Quite a few, huh? In comparison, ZURB’s Foundation can boast of “only” 3,403 stackoverflow questions and 20,831
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