There are wide variety popular open source tools that are available for today’s web development world. Many have gravitated to open source tools that they find most effective. However, each of those source tools are favored by different web developers based on their area of specialty. Although there are thousands of open source to choose from, below is a list of those that we believe are the top five in the industry.
Bootstrap is an open source tool that is free and best known for its quick development of its responsive design work. It contains its own set of multiple functionalities. The functionalities include the following:
- Classes and grids
- Media queries
Bootstrap contains more than 91,000 stars and over 38,000 forks. Bootstrap is also the most-starred project on the GitHub platform.
LESS, developed by Alexis Sellier, is known for its ability to support multiple features that are designed to increase the speed of your web development efforts. Since LESS is a CSS pre-processor, it’s syntax is similar to CSS. LESS consist of features that allow certain techniques, mixins, functions, and variables to enhance the functionality of CSS. It results in it being much more extendable, themeable and maintainable.
Please keep in mind that different developers have personal preferences based on what is most suitable for them to perform their jobs. However, we believe that the list above is a representation of what many developers are using on a worldwide basis.