I’m working on a State of the Web episode about design and pulling stats for the popularity of design systems like Bootstrap. Here’s the analysis:
SELECT SUBSTR(_TABLE_SUFFIX, 0, 10) AS date, IF(ENDS_WITH(_TABLE_SUFFIX, 'desktop'), 'desktop', 'mobile') AS client, SUM(IF(app = 'Bootstrap', 1, 0)) AS urls, ROUND(SUM(IF(app = 'Bootstrap', 1, 0)) / COUNT(DISTINCT url), 4) AS pct FROM `httparchive.technologies.*` GROUP BY date, client ORDER BY date, client
As a percent of all pages tested:
Absolute count of pages detected with Bootstrap:
So until 2018, our Alexa websites were increasingly adoption Bootstrap. Then when we switched to CrUX, we starting looking at a wider and distinctly different population and the adoption rate dropped.
As of today, Bootstrap is detected on nearly a million websites, representing ~25% of the web!