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I have seen Twitter bootstrap and Yahoo purecss but I don't understand why they are becoming industry standards. People tend to directly use them for their project without thinking of something unique for their project. I would like to understand why using these framework can enhance your designs.

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They're not used for the sake of design, but rather for fast implementation. Bootstrap allows developers to quickly prototype in HTML+CSS. Most projects will require at least some kind of grid system and CSS resets, so bootstrap and purecss fill that gap.

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So, does that mean that these frameworks are not for designers but rather for developers? – Ankit Aug 4 '13 at 2:11
@AnkitSharma - ish. It's more for designers and developers to quickly prototype with functionality that can't easily be mocked with Axure and the like. – Jimmy Breck-McKye Aug 4 '13 at 21:05

We use frameworks because modularity is great. Frameworks lets us focus on solving unique tasks, not on reinventing the wheel.

There is no reason why a developer should have to retype the same lines of code over and over. This costs time/money, it is boring, and it is hard to maintain.

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