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Nov 23, 2018 10:17:24

To use or not to use CSS Framework?

by @wernminlim | 375 words | 🐣 | 85💌

Gene Lim

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As the title mentioned, to use or not to use css framework is a question that has been on an ongoing never ending debate. It will never end because everyone has their own perspective on this area.

I'll be sharing my on personal thoughts on this because I have been asking myself if I should use CSS framework for my new project, Oidator. If you have d not known, I am actually building Oidator, a platform that validates your ideas and features. 

As a developer, before you start any new projects, you will have to plan out the stacks that you will be using in for the development. As for me, I am having a hard time trying to find the right CSS framework. I have looked into materializecss and bootstrap and have even used them on some other works. They are good and stable CSS framework and even get the job done fas. The disadvantage of it is that it may affect the performance of the site you are building. There may be a lot of functions included under the hood and you may not use all of it.

I have come to the conclusion that I will craft my own CSS design for Oidator. It is not because that I am afraid of the performance, it is that I needed Oidator to look unique and I wanted to control the animation flow, plus the project is my own creation. Got to treat it like a baby. Hopefully by doing so, it could also enhance my CSS as well as animation knowledge. It may be a little learning curve to be taken, but it should be worth the time once the final product is completed.

With that said, it doesn't mean that using CSS framework is bad or a wrong approach. You should use CSS framework for any client work (if not specify by the client). You should use CSS framework for your full time job (if not specify by your boss). This is because it will get the job done quicker and it will indirectly impress your client and boss for getting the job done fast.
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    Keep at it @werminlim !! :)

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Nov 24, 2018 07:06:34
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      Yes I'm talking to myself as well

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Nov 24, 2018 07:06:57
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      @basilesamel and this is okay for testing purpose

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Nov 24, 2018 07:07:12
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      @basilesamel hahaha! Thanks for the reply.

      Gene Lim avatar Gene Lim | Nov 24, 2018 07:18:42
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      @basilesamel is this a plugin or self made? Really cool!

      Gene Lim avatar Gene Lim | Nov 24, 2018 07:20:51
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      @wernminlim homemade ?

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Nov 24, 2018 16:49:10
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