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This is an interesting idea, I know that custom frameworks allow for a much greater flexibility, but, what would you guys recommend? I tend to see that everyone is using Bootstrap lately! :confused:

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Bootstrap. I honestly don’t see the point in reinventing the wheel if Bootstrap does everything you need. If you need something custom or something Bootstrap doesn’t offer, then yes, custom works.

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Bootstrap. I honestly don’t see the point in reinventing the wheel if Bootstrap does everything you need. If you need something custom or something Bootstrap doesn’t offer, then yes, custom works.

And here’s another question for you mate, thanks for the answer by the way, do you have to style all elements from boostrap for your current marketplace item, or only the ones you use?

I know I’m a 5 year old member, but hey, I constantly need to learn too!

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FinalDestiny says

If you don’t use some elements at all in an item, don’t style it, what’s the point? If you, however, want to offer full integration, you can check most of the stuff, but I wouldn’t go too far. You’re using bootstrap as an asset to your item, not the other way around. I usually clean the CSS file of any un-used elements bootstrap provides and try to keep the file as small as possible.

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If you don’t use some elements at all in an item, don’t style it, what’s the point? If you, however, want to offer full integration, you can check most of the stuff, but I wouldn’t go too far. You’re using bootstrap as an asset to your item, not the other way around. I usually clean the CSS file of any un-used elements bootstrap provides and try to keep the file as small as possible.

So basically, I can use their compiler, remove any element I don’t require, and style the rest! I agree on going to far, as I believe styling everyone of them would not only be overkill but an overload as well.

Is using their compiler a good idea or do you go through the CSS manually?

Again, thanks for the tips mate! :)

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FinalDestiny says

Using their compiler does the job, doing it manually is way less effective and hardcore but sometimes you can’t know whether you’ll need something or not during the project. :)

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Using their compiler does the job, doing it manually is way less effective and hardcore but sometimes you can’t know whether you’ll need something or not during the project. :)

Many thanks mate! I’m studying Bootstrap now, and I tend to see your point of view on reinventing the wheel! :D

Again, many thanks mate! If anyone else wants to join / +1 / -1 this thread, I’m really looking forward to hearing more opinions! Thus far, bootstrap, here I come! :)

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Nitro_Themes says

Hey Paul

Yeah bootstrap will do the trick man and it is very easy to pick up.

I was thinking of doing my own thing but it would take too long hehe.

Cheers

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OriginalEXE says

+1 for Bootstrap, it has an awesome grid system, + a lot of cool features that you might need.

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subsolar says

Yeah, I also use bootstrap. As for the compiler the thing that you should be aware of is to make a good plan what components you’ll need or you’ll have to constantly compile it anew if you have forgotten something. The other way is to download it all minified.

Style the components you need, using a new css file that will overwrite the native one. At least this is the way I do it, and I don’t know if there is any other better way.

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