Responsive Design - Bootstrap vs AEM Grid

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aemd25900338

20-11-2016

We are migrating our website to AEM 62 from other CMS. We made our site responsive last year by using bootstrap framework.

Now, I would like to bring in the responsive feature of current site as is by using bootstrap A lot of effort was spent on this project and i don't want to waste it by changing to AEM Grid. Saying that I would like to know if anybody else has faced similar challenge. 

I would like NOT to use AEM responsive grid for following reasons:

1. We already have designed everything based on bootstrap responsive grid framework and multiple sites are already using it. Changing it to use AEM responsive grid would be one huge task.

2. AEM responsive grid allows content authors to configure grid sizes which seems overkill to me, IMO, Content Authors should get predefined list of breakpoints for the layouts and they should decide which one to use from that list instead of configuring the grids themselves.

3. Also this grid configuration feature seem to be available for individual component. IMO, how components behave at different break point is a design controlled feature, not content authors controlled feature.

Please let me know if I am thinking in wrong direction or I am missing something.

 

Also if I use bootstrap, what would be the best approach to integrate it with AEM? 

TIA

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raja_vijay_sing

18-01-2018

hi Aemd,

could you please share your learning as we are having a different interactive team and they don't want to change their framework for aem grid

Regards

Raja