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May
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comment Comparison between Bootstrap and Material Design frameworks
@MichaelLai Bootstrap exists specifically to make responsive web sites. Materialize appears to exist for those that want to mimic Google's material design. I'd say one is a responsive grid framework, the other is a fleshed out UI framework. Rarely would you use one or the other without understanding the needs of a particular project, though--specifically how much customization you need/want to do to the stock framework. Neither framework is really about Apple vs. Windows vs. Android, though.
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comment Comparison between Bootstrap and Material Design frameworks
FYI, there really isn't a 'family' of Bootstrap frameworks. Bootstrap is Bootstrap.
May
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comment Comparison between Bootstrap and Material Design frameworks
@MichaelLai the context I'm referring to is the specific needs of the particular project.
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comment Comparison between Bootstrap and Material Design frameworks
@MichaelLai which particular challenge? :)
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comment Comparison between Bootstrap and Material Design frameworks
@MichaelLai "Material Design" Isn't a framework. That's the confusion. Materialize is a framework. As for the criteria, the philosophy of a development framework is usually the same: make development faster with a set of standard code to build off of. Coverage is well documented on each of the framework sites. Flexibility and Extensibility is, alas, mostly subjective and heavily context centric.
May
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comment Which way should the indicator arrow be facing for this interaction?
Why do you need to indicate something will happen? The user will see it happen once they select it.
May
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comment Can we dispense with “.com” now?
@jamesqf given that there are a several hundred TLDs, there could be 100-way examples. :)
May
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comment Comparison between Bootstrap and Material Design frameworks
There is confusion as to what you area asking. Are you asking about Google's Material Philosophy or are you asking about a specific framework based on that? If the former, that's really an apples vs. oranges question.
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comment Comparison between Bootstrap and Material Design frameworks
valid point, though I'd say that would definitely make the question way to broad (I'd argue it's not a good question as it is right now as there is no real way to answer this sans context)
May
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comment Comparison between Bootstrap and Material Design frameworks
The question is a bit confusing, but the OP is talking specifically about the materialize framework. It's an actual framework based on Material Design.
May
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comment Can we dispense with “.com” now?
Also, computer's power has nothing to do with URIs. A URI is a pretty simply concept: It's a unique identifier. An address. It has to be unique and the TLD is a critical part of that. monkey.com and monkey.org are two entirely different addresses.
May
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comment Can we dispense with “.com” now?
You can't 'remember' a QR code. There's nothing human-friendly about them. Great if you have a camera in your hand and you can aim and shoot, but that's rarely a luxury people have.
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comment Can we dispense with “.com” now?
@nocomprende billboards, manuals, TV ads, brochures, magazines, etc.
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comment Can we dispense with “.com” now?
But as for your comment, you seem to be asking about a very specific context--the URL bar in a browser. Is that the scope of your question? If so, that's exactly what web browsers do today. They assume .com or a search. Is it a good idea? Maybe for now. Maybe not in a few years where we have hundreds of TLDs being actively used.
May
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comment Can we dispense with “.com” now?
@nocomprende that'd be like hiding area codes in a phone number. It would render them useless.
May
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comment Why do styles guides have what not to do?
@alanj because sometimes "developers that just do whatever they want". Think of coaching a sport. Why do you have to explain what penalties are? Because if you don't, people will try and do them. Humans love loopholes. Plugging the loopholes with some simple "do nots" is usually a good idea. I disagree with your lead developer saying that it is pointless clutter.
May
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comment Why do styles guides have what not to do?
You've answered your own question by asking the question. Style guides have "what not to do" for the very reason you point out: "developers that just do whatever they want"
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comment Comparison between Bootstrap and Material Design frameworks
It may make sense to say 'material design' isn't opinionated about implementation, but any particular CSS framework based on it (ie, materialize) likely is.
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comment Comparison between Bootstrap and Material Design frameworks
While not a bad question in general, I'm voting to close as the pros and cons of any particular UI framework are mostly going to be heavily dependent on opinion and the context they need to be used in.
May
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comment What's the reason some places use milk bags instead of milk jugs or other means?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about reasons products are designed a certain way for reasons other than UX.