Vanilla CSS vs Bootstrap vs Tailwind CSS

February 22, 2020

Should you use vanilla CSS (no framework), a component framework like Bootstrap or a utility framework like Tailwind CSS? All three approaches allow you to style your page but there are important differences you must consider when making the decision.

Vanilla CSS : write all your styles and layouts on your own
Bootstrap : choose from a rich suite of pre-styled components & utility features/ classes
Tailwind CSS : build your own styles and layouts with the help of utility fratures and classes