Tools and frameworks for CSS
When asked about the most commonly used CSS frameworks, the trend of the previous year can be confirmed. With 51.61% in 2019, more than half of the CSS experts use either no framework or one of their own . For comparison : in 2018 it was 48.33%. Bootstrap is still the most popular solution, but it loses considerable popularity with around 7% in view of the previous year and is only used by 28% of respondents. In the area of the most popular CSS tools and methodologies, the autoprefixer was once again able to prevail. Almost 56.84% said they would use it in projects. Second place went to BEM with 45.52%, followed by Stylelint with 27.49%.
Frontend Tools 2019: React as leader, jQuery with heavy losses
Something in contrast to these numbers is the result of the question, with which tool the developers are best versed. With 75% on rank 1: jQuery.
There were also clear results on which accessibility tools are used to make projects more accessible to people with disabilities. 63.13% said they did not use any tools at all. The most used were Color Contrast Checker (22.20%) and Screenreader (15.44%). Ashley Nolan, author of the study, sees the greatest need for development here and points out, in addition to moral aspects, to court rulings against companies that do not guarantee accessibility to their offers.
The results of the survey can be found on the website of Ashley Nolan.