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Discussion on: Best CSS Frameworks in 2021

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Ali™

I would not agree on bootstrap being #1 as per my knowledge and experience many devs including me are mainly using Tailwindcss mostly

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The Nerdy Dev Author • Edited on

I agree. The list is in no particular order. We have better CSS Frameworks that Bootstrap :)

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Lars Rye Jeppesen

100 pct agree.
Tailwind is mind blowingly good.

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Sands

Me too

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Andrei Dascalu

Well, impression matters but I for one don't know anyone using Tailwind (at most people who either discussed it or tried it and dumped it).

But for a measurable take on popularity, Bootstrap has 3.3M weekly downloads vs less than 1.2M for Tailwind. In Github, Bootstrap has 154k stars and Tailwind less than 49k.

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Ali™

Mostly because bootstrap is pretty old and tailwind css is relatively new

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Sands

If you haven't used tailwindcss then give it and try.Then after you can have your say

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Andrei Dascalu

Lol, that's like saying if I haven't personally followed the proof of Newton's laws I shouldn't drive a car. Not at all. I can use the results done by others, particularly people I know. I've been in projects where people added tailwind, it's the same mess as using in-line styles, breaks the separation of structure and presentation and so on.

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haaikraai

And here we are. Newton's laws are technically wrong. Relativity surpassed it, quantum mechanics proved Einstein wrong, etc... We can still send spaceships to the moon using Newton's laws. It's not about the reinventing the wheel, it's about employing a "more circular" wheel.

Bootstrap is the classic indeed and did magic way back when for web devs. I have no evidence, so excuse this assumption: but from the numbers you referenced, I doubt you know 4.5M people ;) (just have some procrastination fun, please do not be offended lol)

I am reading this article because something has been drawing me to try out Bulma. I'll know what that something is once I try I guess, so thanks author, this is enough of an excuse to try it

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Andrei Dascalu

Well, it's probably a pointless discussion at the moment, but Newton's laws aren't "technically wrong" - they weren't enough to explain motion of very large and very small objects, which was one of the main things that drove the development of quantum physics (hence the name - the physics of very small particles). You won't find card designers or mechanical engineers working on common items like cars doing a lot of quantum calculations.

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FilipSlezak

Tailwind is not a css framework its a utility toolkit and a bad one i must add.