Popular CSS Frameworks of 2018

Popular CSS Frameworks of 2018

A Front-end development framework is a composition of JavaScript, HTML, and CSS components which enable the HTML5 development method a faster and easier one. Moreover, by using a development framework HTML5 professionals can create responsive and modern business sites to draw the audience to their website.

There are many differences between each and every development framework, but for layout, all of the frameworks use a grid system. Moreover, these development framework includes regularized concepts of JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS.

The main guideline of these development frameworks is to enable complex and common tasks easier.

In this blog, we are going to discuss 5 famous CSS framework trends in 2018.

Following, are the mentioned 5 popular Front-End frameworks of 2018:


The Bootstrap is a well-known development framework, which is developed by using HTML5, CSS & JavaScript by considering the mobile phone first approach. This development framework offers many components like tab, accordion, carousel, responsive navigation and much more. Although, the HTML5 professionals can design any level of the complex layout by using the help of 12 column grid layout.

Additionally, all over the internet, there is a huge Bootstrap developer community available where professionals can find easy solutions. Also, there are many useful sites available for Bootstrap such as Start Bootstrap, Next Bootstrap, Bootsnipp, etc.

Below are some of the advantages and disadvantages of the Bootstrap CSS development framework:


  • This is a great regularized development platform, consists of all basic components and styles needed to develop different front-end designs such as buttons, layout grids, tables, panels, etc.
  • This is supported by all major web browsers and easily resolves CSS compatibility problems.
  • The Bootstrap CSS is designed with interactive structures and styles for mobile gadgets like smartphones, tablets, etc.
  • Offers stable user interface(UI) which looks amazing out of the box.
  • Gives more free and professional plugins, templates, and themes.


  • JavaScript in Bootstrap is connected to jQuery.
  • The Bootstrap styles are highly complex and it causes a lot of HTML results which is not purely semantic.
  • Bootstrap needs a lot of rewriting of a file if a user has done a lot of modifications.
  • Sites customized by using Bootstrap framework look like the same if a customer doesn't customize it regularly.


The Bulma CSS development framework recently has become the talk among the developer community. The Bulma is still in the beta version and they are moving closer to the release of version 1.0. In addition, Bulma is a simple and lightweight to use CSS stylesheet. Moreover, Bulma CSS grid is created with Flexbox which enables to perform fancy footwork design than an ordinary standard grid.

The Bulma CSS development framework executes and supports all the browsers rather than Internet Explorer which runs under version 10.0.

Hence, if you are using Bootstrap then you do not require to relocate on this.

Below are some of the advantages and disadvantages of the Bulma CSS development framework:


  • The Bulma CSS file is simple and very lightweight, which is easy to customize on the other CSS development framework.
  • The Bulma CSS offers integrated Flexbox which helps users to create fancy designs.


  • The Bulma CSS development framework is still in the development phase, i.e., beta version only available.
  • The Bulma CSS executes very slow on IE web browser.


The Materialize CSS is another well-known CSS development framework, based on Android OS’s material design. It is best for the people who are interested in the material design. The development team behind this Materialize CSS development framework is working hard to empower it a remarkable one. Moreover, the Materialize CSS development framework offers wonderful features which other development frameworks don't provide such as Slide Nav, Waves, Chip, AutoComplete and much more.

Below are some of the advantages and disadvantages of the Materialize CSS framework:


  • This framework is very narrow-minded about the user interface(UI) or user experience(UX) design element's behavior and their interaction.
  • This is great for building a material design which is provided out of the box.
  • Responsive.
  • Good documentation.


  • The CSS files in Materialize CSS are huge in size and heavy.
  • This framework doesn't support some outdated browsers.
  • Nesting of elements is managed properly by Materialize CSS.

Pure CSS

The Pure CSS development framework works fine with the new project, which is still in the development phase. The huge benefit of using Pure CSS is its ease and simplicity of CSS file's total size. In addition, the Pure CSS framework has an extraordinarily small file size while compared with the other CSS development framework.

The normalize.css file is incorporated within this framework. In addition, if it normally contains your project build then you can attain all your CSS resets with this framework.

Below are some of the advantages and disadvantages of the Pure CSS development framework:


  • The CSS file in pure CSS framework is available through CDN.
  • Lightweight & another file can simply be added by using a stylesheet.
  • It saves a lot of development time.
  • It shows how to design grid works and also other related features.


  • Pure CSS is extremely easy & simple to use.
  • Pure CSS FontAwesome is not added by default.
  • A limited number of templates and designs are available.
  • Thw Pure CSS development framework doesn't have a huge development community for technical assistance.


The Kube CSS development framework is a fine tool for latest CSS professionals. It provides support to all the latest web browsers. The default templates and styles in Kube CSS framework are good and appealing. Additionally, this CSS framework is very light on actual styles and fully concentrates on the development of mandatory tools which helps in web development process.

In addition, this CSS framework is based on Flexbox which offers more features and added features in terms of layout.

The Kube CSS framework is a heavier, while comparing with the Cube.

Below are some of the advantages and disadvantages of Kube CSS mentioned below:


  • Focuses on web development by offering important tools.
  • Lightweight CSS files.


  • No mass adoption of this CSS development framework.
  • No Kube CSS development community.


In this article, we have discussed the best front-end development frameworks for 2018. There are many development frameworks are available on the web but many of the frameworks are not updated on a regular basis.

There are a lot of HTML5 professionals who are still confused about which CSS framework they should choose. Hence, we advised you to use either Materialize or Bootstrap so that HTML5 experts should start creating complex sites or web apps.

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