I've used Bootstrap more than Foundation, but both are solid choices.
There are some relatively minor differences: Bootstrap uses LESS while
Foundation is CSS with an officially supported SASS version; Bootstrap
has a few more JS widgets thrown in.
One philosophical distinction seems to lie in the "it’s designed to be
overridden" line in the article Tom mentions. Bootstrap looks good
right out of the box, but the underlying styles are also a bit more
complex and therefore sometimes require a little more effort to tweak.
Bootstrap out-of-the-box and without customizations--a bit like
jQueryUI before it--is already starting to seem hackneyed, but
assuming you all will be doing institutional customizations, either
library, I think, will give you a good starting point.
User Experience Web Developer
University of Virginia Library
On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 7:01 AM, Tom Keays <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I read this awhile back. It's by someone associated with the
> Foundation project.
> Both look good. Like you, I looked hard at Bootstrap after the
> conference, but haven't really done anything with it. I'd be
> interested which framework you settle on.
> On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 7:17 PM, Jessie Keck <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> We are about to develop a set of style-guids and templates for our locally developed applications that will have a unified look and feel. One manifestation of this will be a ruby gem that we will use for all of our rails apps (including Blacklight and Hydra applications).
>> As we were discussing the approaches we may take for this, the question of basing our designs on a library such as Bootstrap or Foundation came up. I have heard a lot about Bootstrap in the C4L community, but very little about Foundation. Does anybody here have extensive experience w/ both libraries and would recommend one over the other?
>> We are already leaning towards Bootstrap as many in the Blacklight and Hydra communities have expressed interest or are using it already. Also, some folks locally who have used or investigated both libraries have had positive experiences in either case.
>> Understanding that this may be boil down to a simple matter of taste, I wonder what opinions you all have.
>> Thank you,
>> - Jessie Keck
>> Stanford University