10 Best CSS Frameworks

These days most web developers can’t even imagine coding without a CSS framework. Multiple screen sizes targeting has become a must to any websites.

Tailwind CSS

Tailwind CSS allows a great degree of customization. While some platforms create generic websites, this one allows designing your website with your unique preferences and needs in mind. Apart from the customization, you have utility classes and plenty of responsive options too.

Bootstrap

Bootstrap is one of the leading names in this industry. The latest version comes with even more color combos and schemes, loads of modifiers, utility classes and so on. The framework supports both Sass and Less and it has a low learning curve and built in libraries for resources and extras.

Foundation

Foundation is one of the most sophisticated CSS frameworks out there. It allows a deep customization and comes with plenty of flexibility. It is suitable for responsiveness and it comes with a solid email framework, useful tools and even online training support. Websites like eBay, Cisco or Facebook rely on it.

Bulma

Bulma is an open source alternative. It is free and may seem similar to Flexbox – the layout is almost identical. Responsiveness will never disappoint you, while the community, pure CSS and easy learning curve come as extras that most other frameworks cannot provide.

UI Kit

UI Kit is lightweight and simple. You have any feature you can think of, but without the flashy features. You can come up with modular and clean interfaces, a responsive result, all kinds of styles and plenty of components. Given its minimalism, it works with almost every browser out there.

Milligram

It is almost impossible to find a lighter CSS framework than Milligram. While small in size, you can get access to loads of impressive features. It is based on the Flexbox grid and it comes with some sleek and modern themes. Moreover, it is mostly used for neat and fast websites.

Pure

Developed by Yahoo, Pure is responsive and very lightweight. You will get used to it in no time – low learning curve. The developer used Normalize.css to create it – easy to use with menus and grids. Unlike other similar CSS frameworks, Pure has been created with mobile uses in mind, so it offers a bit of flexibility.

Semantic UI

Responsiveness is what defines Semantic UI. It is user friendly and intuitive. There are more than 50 UI components and over 3,000 theming elements. It is compatible with a plethora of external libraries too – from Meteor and Angular to Ember and React.

Materialize CSS

Materialize CSS is responsive and easy to use. If you are familiar with top frameworks out there like Bootstrap, Materialize CSS will be a breeze. It is suitable for both websites and Android applications, as it has numerous built in components and classes. The framework is compatible with Sass too.

Skeleton

Despite having about 400 lines of coding only, Skeleton is responsive and provides a series of options – buttons, tables, forms, typography, lists and so on. Complexity will never be an issue. All in all, this CSS framework is great for smaller websites. It is easy to get used to and it is built with mobile users in mind.

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