re: How much CSS should you know to use a CSS framework? VIEW POST


I think with any framework / library frontend or backend, it's best to have a good understanding of what the framework/library is doing behind the scenes before you use it. You wouldn't learn angular or react before having a great understanding of javaScript and you wouldn't learn laravel without having a solid grasp on PHP. I think the same applies for any CSS framework. Understand what everything's doing. You should be able to do it yourself without the help of something else. Use the tool to make your life easier. Not as a shortcut to avoid learning.

This is speaking from experience, I jumped on the bootstrap band wagon as soon as I learned about it and my CSS skills never really grew. It wasn't until I decided to not use frameworks for quite a few projects that I got to an advanced skill set with CSS/SASS. If I could go back and tell myself to do it differently I would.

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