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Discussion on: Alternative to Bootstrap??? 🤔

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Austin S. Hemmelgarn

It's not ’outdated’ so much as ’old news’ and ’limiting’. Bootstrap is perfectly serviceable, it’s just big, not ‘new’ (and therefore not ‘cool’, lots of developers unfortunately use this as a measure of how good something is instead of simply evaluating it on it’s merits), and imposes some potentially undesirable limitations (though one of the big ones, dependence on JQuery, is planned to be removed in Bootstrap 5, when that eventually comes out...).

Tailwind is one of the better ‘modern’ options right now if you’re looking for building blocks for your own design, it’s reasonably lightweight and very powerful.

For cases where you just need a style ‘reset’ that gives you consistency across browsers for simple sites, I’d recommend Water.css, it’s tiny, looks reasonably nice, and works almost everywhere.

I’ve also heard good things about Bulma, though unlike the others I’ve never touched it myself so I can’t really comment on how good it is.