Html – Is it bad practice to use Bootstrap?

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I often use Bootstrap to design my UI. It provides an easy and powerful way to keep from reimplementing UI components such as navbars and modals.

I recently met another developer who said that he does not use Bootstrap for production sites. He says the creating your own UI is better. I also read a book saying that bootstrap is good for prototyping UI. Is is considered a bad practice to use these predefined UI's when developing sites??

Best Solution

It entirely depends on your unique UX needs. I like bootstrap for rapid prototyping proofs of concept. But I agree to previously mentioned, if you need a snowflake bootstrap will only hinder you workflow and overall maintenance. Use prudently.

Also, some will say that it does not make sense to reinvent the wheel. Sure, but not all UI are wheels.