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Working within a framework? What does this mean?

hi guys,

I work in IT and have an infrastructural background. I am working on a website with my friend, which is a platform that has been built. It's been done in php/css/javascript. Our developer told me "I never developed this website as part of a framework".

Then I had a conversation with my friend who manages the entire web development team of a high end retailer. He told me "We didn't design our website as a framework and instead built a fluid flexible website".

My question is, what do these terms mean? And by being part of a framework, are you limiting yourself?

Thanks for any feedback.

Yashy
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Sounds like someone doesn't know what a framework is (and isn't).

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I never developed this website as part of a framework
He could have also tried to say that he didn't use any framework on the site; he built it all from scratch.

Still, the second sentence is a big mystery to me :)
... it's not a framework, it's fluid and flexible... ??
I agree with Alex, he probably means that he didn't use jquery or bootstrap or anything of that nature. which usually means that this is going to be a maintenance mess, and every upgrade is just going to make it worse.
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Sorry guys, I've just re-read my notes. He said it is 'Fully flexible fluid responsive design'. Does that make more sense?
Yea which means,  it is fully responsive website design, where there is no fixed pattern, it suites for all devices i.e mobile,desktop,tablets..etc
Fully flexible fluid responsive design
That was always clear to me; what doesn't fit in that sentence is the "didn't design our website as a framework" part.

I think that, as @Jsaon said above, there are some misconceptions of what a Framework is, as opposed to a design practice or discrete tool or set of tools.
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Appreciate the feedback guys.
there are some misconceptions of what a Framework is, as opposed to a design practice or discrete tool or set of tools.

Yup.  Even in this thread, an Expert is demonstrating a lack of comprehension on the terms.  Responsive design is not a requirement of nor mutually exclusive from a framework.

It's hard for most people to admit when they don't know something and I think it's doubly hard for a tech person to admit that.  So you do see and hear a lot of discussions where someone asserts something that is, at best, partially correct and more often completely wrong but stated in a very convincing manner.