Front-end frameworks are very difficult to choose and I myself have been confused about which to choose. So in this post, we will discuss both Bootstrap and ReactJS, their noteworthy features, benefits, and drawbacks.
What is Bootstrap?
It is a CSS framework that was not even called Bootstrap at the time of its development as it was more commonly known as Twitter Bootstrap because it was built by Twitter. Its latest release came in October 2021 which is 5.1.3. Bootstrap is a framework that is built on the foundation of CSS and CSS3 and it helps developers in making web pages and web applications responsive. Because responsiveness is the key factor for which bootstrap is most known
There are various frameworks out there to improve website responsiveness, however, Bootstrap is the most extensively utilized in client-side web development. Popular web applications developed in bootstrap are given below:
- Apple Maps Connect
- Vogue Magazine
- It allows developers who know HTML and CSS rapid development
- It provides dozens of components that we can use. One example is the carousel where we don’t need to hard code the functionality of sliding images or videos.
- It offers the reusability of the compatible design components.
- A wide range of browser compatibility is supported by Bootstrap.
- It helps in the creation of a cross-platform user interface whose features include responsiveness in style and structure.
- It is free, open-source, and has gained a vast community.
- Bootstrap has prebuilt styles, so If you don’t spend a lot of time trying to come up with something that would look new, every project would have a similar bland look.
- It has no compliant-HTML
- If you are using bootstrap to compile the look of a website then you are basically overwriting a lot of style files, which can sometimes lead to a big mess
What is React.js?
It is fast due to the concept of component, it will only update or refresh the component that we specified and not the whole web page. Popular web applications developed in React.js are:
- Due to the usage of components, it offers us reusability and easy debugging of the code.
- Dynamic web applications are built using React.js.
- It improves the efficiency and speed of the web page as components are used and we don’t need the whole page to refresh just the component that we are dealing with.
- Beginners and professionals both use React, hence contributing to the vast community of React.js.
Bootstrap vs React (difference)
|Used to add responsiveness||Used for improving the user interface|
|Bootstrap offers classes like col and row size that is dependent on device-width||Offers components and states.|
|Developers at Twitter that are Mark Otto and Jacob Thornton created Bootstrap||Originally created by Facebook|
|Launched in 2011||Launched in 2013|
In this post, we discussed what React and Bootstrap are, along with their benefits. In the end, we mentioned the key differences between Bootstrap and React.