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Do web development companies care that your portfolio or projects are build using a front end library like bootstrap?

So I want to create a couple or personal projects and even a personal site portfolio. Unsure if potential employers want those projects coded from scratch hence html/css or can I possibly just have them built using frameworks like bootstrap or material

1 Answer

Eric M
Eric M
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It will depend on the employer and the other candidates you are being compared against.

If you're applying to creative agencies and companies that make websites for clients, they will likely appreciate the knowledge of a framework like bootstrap. If you're working for a tech company building middleware they would likely prefer demonstration of more in depth knowledge.

This is a very generalised answer however and most people looking at your portfolio will be thinking "does it look good, does it feel good to use, does this developer know how to use the technology we use every day?"