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@darkwiiplayer so you can see why Bootstrap is so enticing -- getting started is the hardest part. That said, I feel like there MUST be a collection of starters somewhere that aren't Bootstrap. I definitely don't blame people who are primarily backend, desktop, etc. developers for making the deal with the devil. For my part, I was introduced to it because the starter ASP.NET MVC application used it, so I definitely didn't see a good reason to change that.

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there MUST be a collection of starters somewhere that aren't Bootstrap

My best guess is that most people just end up having a bunch of snippets that they copy around, maybe some go through the effort of compiling them all into a sort of personal mini-framework. Personally I have a bunch of things on codepen and github that I find myself copying into projects every now and then.

The "deal with the devil" part is a surprisingly good analogy: It makes building the website easier for a while, at the cost of eternal suffering as features need to get added and maintained and the hacks start creeping in :D