Twitter Bootstrap and Yahoo Pure are two most happening CSS frameworks in the Internet Industry today. Being backed by big names like Yahoo and Twitter, both of the frameworks get good exposure as well as support. While there are many similarities between both the frameworks, there are major differences too!
Similarities between Twitter Bootstrap 3 and Yahoo Pure!
First lets talk about many similarities between both the frameworks before understanding how and when to use each one of them.
The 12 Grid System
Both Twitter Bootstrap 3 and Yahoo Pure are 12 grid CSS framework. By grids, I mean that both of the CSS frameworks logically divide the canvas area of the webpage into 12 columns. You can decide how much area an element can consume by assigning the number of columns to it.
Using the grid systems also helps in making the website mobile responsive. Twitter Bootstrap 3 is a mobile first CSS framework which means anything you do using Twitter Bootstrap 3 will be compatible with all screen sizes by default.
Both Twitter Bootstrap 3 and Yahoo Pure CSS have css ready for html form elements. They have styles for input text, textarea, buttons and select element.
Links and Buttons
Both frameworks have css styles for designing hyperlinks as buttons as well as for form buttons. Below are the screenshot of buttons built using them.
Similarly, both Twitter Bootstrap 3 and Yahoo Pure CSS provide styles for basic elements like tables, images, typography, etc. Now let’s dive into the major differences between both of them.
Modular Independence is very high in Yahoo Pure unlike Twitter Bootstrap 3. You can independently include a particular module from Yahoo Pure instead of downloading the whole setup. Each module in Yahoo Pure has a CDN link that you can link to.
Consider a situation where you are using Twitter Bootstrap 3 framework, suddenly you realize that the Bootstrap’s Buttons are not matching to the template you are designing. You can include Yahoo Pure CSS button’s module in your currently setup and start using it’s buttons instead. Isn’t that great?
Both Twitter Bootstrap 3 and Yahoo Pure CSS have their own importance. It depends on how and where you want to use. If I am supposed to design a website that contains a fully functional admin panel and has many functionality like graphs etc, I would definitely opt for Twitter Bootstrap. Whereas if I have develop a landing page or design a static page, I would go for Yahoo Pure.
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