CSS Grid Layout Vs CSS Frameworks

“CSS Grid or CSS Framework? What should I use for my next project?” It is a question often asked by web developers, specifically new ones after they are introduced to the CSS Grid layout. CSS Grid layouts allows developers to build custom complex layouts with absolute control only by using Native CSS properties without relying on any frameworks which are bound by basic 12 column grid layouts plagued with default styling rules and do not offer a lot of room for customization. On the other hand building grid layouts with frameworks like Bootstrap feels like a breeze without the need of writing any CSS style rules or media queries to make the layout responsive. Initially, when CSS Grid layout was introduced, it lacked cross browser compatibility which made many web developers a bit hesitant towards its implementation but that is not the case now! Which brings us to a question where we evaluate whether the CSS grid layout has eliminated the need for CSS Frameworks like Bootstrap to create layouts? Don’t worry! If you have faced such questions yourself then you are at the right post. This post is all about that. I am going to highlight the differences between CSS Grid vs CSS Framework. We will also ponder the cross browser compatibility between these two. By the end of this article, you will be able to make a judgment call about your next pick among CSS Grid or CSS Framework. Let’s hit the road with a basic definition of these two! What Are CSS Frameworks? A CSS framework are also interchangeably referred as CSS libraries The basic purpose is to bring a more standardized practice for web development. Using a CSS Framework or CSS library you can fast-track your web development effort as it allows you to use predefined web elements. Meaning, if you wish to add a UI element for your web-application then all you need to do is include the framework CSS and JS file in your project and specify the HTML class for the element you want to style. This is how a CSS framework works. Almost every CSS Framework has a grid, few of them have more grids to offer, few CSS frameworks even offer advanced JavaScript functions around interactive UI patterns. To make it clear, we can take an example of a Bootstrap framework which is, in my opinion, one of the most famous CSS frameworks. Bootstrap is a front-end CSS framework, open-source and on GitHub, which helps in the UI development of the basic components of the CSS. You can change the style of your buttons, fonts and much more using Bootstrap. Let us take an example, say you have to define a rounded button to your website, now instead of writing a fresh piece of code, you can leverage the CSS frameworks such as Bootstrap to provide you with an already defined code for the button you wish to have. To display the above buttons in your website, all you need to do is copy the below HTML code and paste it in your web application project, of course, you will have to specify the button text as per your requirements but the rest is all taken care of! Read More: Top 10 Bootstrap Themes CSS Frameworks provides a lot of flexibility for the developers in their projects and saves a lot of time. This way they can develop something more pleasing to the eyes with the help of frameworks without writing everything from scratch and not worrying about any cross browser issues or inconsistencies. Similar to Bootstrap, there are many other…

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