Web Frameworks – Material Design vs Bootstrap
Question: Should I use a framework for web development?
Question: If I use a framework, will it look like everyone else’s website?
Answer: It’s very true that when a framework becomes popular and all web development begins to use it, the ending web design will have the same appearance of others. We are living in a desktop / tablet / mobile era where no matter who looks at your page and on what device need to receive the information that a professional UX’er would approve. Creating a standard doesn’t mean necessarily that your design doesn’t stand out. For instance, all Facebook pages look the same. We all know this, so we focus on the information. Just because a framework lets web developers come up with the same solution for a website design, doesn’t mean that it’s a bad thing. Google+ pages all look the same.
Question: Is Material Design the new Bootstrap?
Answer: Twitter Bootstrap was the answer to so many questions a couple years back. It just worked. We web developers enjoy things that just work. When Google started going mobile and developed Material Design for Android mobile devices, there were web developers who wanted the same for their websites. Google is a good source of information. Where they tend to move is most likely where the world moves, so investing some time into Material Design is what we here at KC Web Specialists want to do in the near future.
Question: Will KC Web Specialists switch from Bootstrap to Material Design?
Answer: It’s too soon to tell. The only thing is for sure is that given the circumstance, we choose the best option for our client every time.
If you are wondering about choosing a framework for your website, consider giving KC Web Specialists a call, as we are experts on how business gets done on the internet.
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