In the last few weeks I have come across three modules which touted
'responsive' designs, all of which uses the Bootstrap framework. One of
them requires a bootstrap based theme to display correctly, whereas the
other two loads their own bootstrap files.
Bootstrap is ok, but I
am not really a big fan. It seems a bit big and heavy-handed for most
sites that I do. I've been building sites with custom css or with a
smaller lightweight framework (Pure).
I know I can customize bootstrap to only load certain components to make it more lightweight, but if the module makers are relying on the theme loading the framework, then that could possible break them, right? Also, if my theme is using one framework and the module loads another, in the end the site will be very bloated.
So, what's your opinion? Is bootstrap the de facto framework for DNN now? Should I just stop complaining and start using it?
know a lot of the skinners in the DNN store are bragging on the fact
that their skins are built with bootstrap. I checked some of the most
popular, and there are themes that loads over 50,000 lines of CSS! Is that really a good thing? Can't it make the sites slow and bloated, and a bit of a hassle to customize?
also don't like how most bootstrap sites looks similar. But I guess
that's not really the fault of the framework, but due to lazy