New design: Bulma.css vs. Bootstrap

08 Oct 2018

I’ve wanted to redesign the blog slightly for a while and thought I’d couple this rewrite with learning a new css framework called Bulma.css.

The good

  • It’ was quite easy to get going, and I like some of the nice header styles that comes with the framework.
  • It’s also an easy transition from Bootstrap as it follows a similar philosophy.

The bad

  • No utility classes for simple padding and margin tweaks.
  • No JavaScript components for common features like modals, navbars etc.
  • The require heirachy of .container, .content and section is a bit unintuitive to me.

Conclusion

I’m not entirely sold on the framework yet, though it has been a pleasent experience working with it for a few hours.

I’m still iterating on the design, but thought it better to ship it as is than leave it to rot in a git branch. You can see the old design here.