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  • Ashley

    Member
    October 25, 2016 at 1:47 am

    Salesforce Lightning Design System (SLDS) vs Bootstrap - which one is preferred? Or shall we use both in Salesforce Lightning Component?

  • Ashley

    Member
    October 29, 2016 at 2:54 am

    Responses I received from many other community members:

    [Ratan Paul] LDS - Lightning Design System

    [Nikhil Chowdhury] Both of them are equally good to use just the fact being that Lightning design system is more responsive and has pre-built classes to be used for compatibility on different devices.

    [Ajinkya Hingne] Bootstrap anytime, but if we want to use one for Salesforce Visualforce pages, LDS should be used.

    [Nandish Shenoy] From a dev perspective I would opt for Bootstrap since it has a much larger user base than SLDS. But from a user perspective would opt for SLDS since its supported by Salesforce. Also SLDS looks really cool.

    [Yash Agarwa] SLDS is still in development for few features . So if you don't really need it, I would suggest holding on it for some time and using bootstrap.

    [Bapu Rao Srigadde] I'm heavily using and developing lightning with SLDS. It is still evolving platform. For now you can use bootstrap but eventually you need to go back and update your implementation, when lightning is stabilized.

    Thanks everyone for your participation. It really helps.

  • Extentia

    Member
    November 30, 2016 at 6:56 am

    Salesforce Lightning Design System (LDS) and Bootstrap are both UI frameworks but are used for different purposes. With the Lightning Design System, you can build custom applications with a look and feel that is consistent with the core features of Salesforce; whereas Bootstrap can be used to develop attractive/custom branded UI and includes its own JavaScript framework. LDS is a pure CSS framework.

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