Bulma – An Alternative to Bootstrap

bulma vs bootstrap

Bulma

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Bulma came to market around 3 years ago and became instantly popular. It was one of the first CSS frameworks to have implemented a full-fledged flex-box grid. Except this, it has a huge selection of components needed to code any kind of website. Bulma comes with a beautiful range of colors out-of-the-box and it won’t be wrong if we call it the most beautiful framework out there in the market. It can be used directly to get really nice looking websites with very least effort.

Bootstrap

Bootstrap Interface

Bootstrap is the elephant in the room – it is by far the most popular and widely used front-end framework. If you’re looking for simplicity getting started and availability of examples, plugins, and resources this is going to be your best choice. On the other hand, it as a well-deserved reputation for making all sites look more or less the same, and while it is possible to override that basic bootstrap “look and feel” it is challenging to go against the flow. Bootstrap is the elephant in the room – it is by far the most popular and widely used front-end framework. If you’re looking for simplicity getting started and availability of examples, plugins, and resources this is going to be your best choice. On the other hand, it as a well-deserved reputation for making all sites look more or less the same, and while it is possible to override that basic bootstrap “look and feel” it is challenging to go against the flow.

The only downside it has as compared to Bootstrap and Foundation is, it is only a CSS framework, no JavaScript. So you will have to write your own JavaScript or Jquery to toggle your drop-downs or perform other basic interactions of the sort. Overall it is a great alternative to Bootstrap, which is also being updated very frequently. You should definitely take a look at Bulma. Flex box-based grid, fresh look and great documentation are key advantages for me. In case you won’t choose Bulma for your project, you’ll always learn something new.

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