Adoption of Bootstrap design


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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

Raw results

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!