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4 Design Frameworks Not To Miss

Posted on 1.02.2013

Ever since Website Magazine profiled several popular CSS and website frameworks back in late November 2012, there’s been demand from our readers for additional resources to explore. And what do you know, we managed to identify a few others!

Just like the frameworks previously mentioned, the resources listed below are definitely worthy of attention from anyone interested in developing a website quickly, easily and with as many best practices built in from the start.

Bootstrap: A now very popular framework and the inspiration for others including Workless (see below), Boostrap was built by Twitter developers and features a 12-column responsive grid, numerous components, Javascript plugins, form controls and even a Web-based tool to customize the appearance.

Workless: An HTML5/CSS3 framework which standardizes CSS, offers straightforward scaffolding, prioritizes usability and interaction, sets base typography, and adds helper classes to style elements easily.

Less Framework: A popular CSS grid system for designing adaptive websites, Less Framework contains 4 layouts and 33 sets of typography presets, all based on a single grid. If you like this one, you’ll also like its successor Frameless (, a new fixed-width adaptive grid.

Skeleton: Less a UI framework than a development kit, Skeleton is a collection of CSS files for rapid site development. Skeleton uses a 960 grid base that while providing some basic styles is ideal for those wanting to implement their own design features.

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