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Kamran Ahmad
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Bootstrap vs Tailwind CSS


Bootstrap is Component-based framework. It is based on object-oriented CSS.

Bootstrap comes with a set of pre-made components that are used to design a typical website quickly.

Bootstrap CSS is an easy-to-learn framework that maintains consistency for different browser and devices. If you know CSS, then it is pretty easy to learn customization in Bootstrap for website development.

Tailwind CSS

Tailwind is known as Utility-first CSS Framework.

The most interesting feature of Tailwind CSS is high customization. You can style each component of your website as the Tailwind UI demands form it.

This framework has no ready-made components for designing. You build your own custom components with the utility classes.


Performance of Bootstrap vs Tailwind CSS

Bootstrap requires four main files to be incorporate in the project for development which requires heavy space to be occupaied about 300 kb.

In Tailwind CSS , we need style sheets to get our task done. This CSS file occupies about 30kb of the space.

Build time of Bootstrap vs Tailwind CSS

In Bootstrap, we have a lot of overhead code and this causes the build time to be around 160 seconds.

As Tailwind has built-in utility libraries, this shortens the build time up to 8 to 10 seconds.

Which one to Pick and why?

So, we can conclude that if you are working as a new backend developer or a "Full-Stack" developer, you should opt for Bootstrap first. Whereas if you are working as front-end developer then Tailwind CSS is the better option for the custom designs.

but in the end, it is your choice either you want to go with Bootstrap for responsive design, or you want high customization in style your web with advantages of Tailwind CSS. it depends on project requirements and personal preferences.

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Discussion (8)

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Aung Myat Moe

300Kb is not too much for component framework.

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Kamran Ahmad Author

yes but think about uses of that component

amm834 profile image
Aung Myat Moe

I get your point.
I just talk about file size

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Atharva Shirdhankar

Great info👍

itbj profile image

tailwind is better ?

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Jatin Sharma

Always tailwind

uponthesky profile image

Thank you for a good article.