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Front-end Frameworks v2.6

A collection of best front-end frameworks for faster and easier web development.

You can Compare all front-end frameworks here: http://usablica.github.com/front-end-frameworks/compare.html


With HTML5 support coming so fast, with the tiniest of hacks we are able to use it today in virtually all browsers. Using HTML5 makes for much cleaner mark up. This framework fully uses all the great advantages of HTML5.

Responsive: No

Website: http://52framework.com/

960 Grid System

Simple grid system

The 960 Grid System is an effort to streamline web development workflow by providing commonly used dimensions, based on a width of 960 pixels. There are two variants: 12 and 16 columns, which can be used separately or in tandem.

Responsive: Yes

Website: http://960.gs/

99lime HTML KickStart

UltraLean HTML Building Blocks for Rapid Website Production.

HTML KickStart is an ultralean set of HTML5, CSS, and jQuery (javascript) files, layouts, and elements designed to give you a headstart and save you 10's of hours on your next web project.

Responsive: Yes

Website: http://www.99lime.com/


Baseline is a framework built around the idea of a “real” baseline grid.

Built with typographic standards in mind, Baseline makes it easy to develop a website with a pleasing grid and good typography. Baseline starts with several files to reset the browsers default behavior, build a basic typographic layout — including style for HTML forms and new HTML 5 elements — and build a simple grid system.

Responsive: No

Website: http://www.baselinecss.com/

Biomatic UI

A Flexible Atomic-Focused CSS Framework

Responsive: Yes

Website: https://biomatic-ui.com


Blueprint is a CSS framework, which aims to cut down on your development time. It gives you a solid foundation to build your project on top of, with an easy-to-use grid, sensible typography, useful plugins, and even a stylesheet for printing.

Responsive: No

Website: http://www.blueprintcss.org/


A full featured and beautiful CSS framework which originally combined the best of Blueprint, Tripoli (hence the name), Hartija, 960.gs, and Elements, but has now found a life of its own.

Responsive: No

Website: http://bluetrip.org/


A beautiful CSS framework under 2kb

A small, yet beautiful CSS framework that weighs in under 2kb.

Responsive: Yes

Website: http://andhart.github.io/bijou

Github: https://github.com/andhart/bijou


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As one of the original authors of Blueprint CSS Ive decided to re-factor my ideas into a stripped down framework which provides the bare essentials to begin any project. This framework will be lite and strive not to suggest un-semantic naming conventions. Youre the designer and your craft is important.

Responsive: No

Website: http://code.google.com/p/css-boilerplate/


metro style web framework

simple and flexible web framework to create elegant and modern web applications with the same look & feel of Windows 8.

Responsive: Yes

Website: http://aozora.github.io/bootmetro/

Github: https://github.com/aozora/bootmetro


Sleek, intuitive, and powerful front-end framework for faster and easier web development.

Responsive: Yes

Website: http://getbootstrap.com


Bulma is a free and open source CSS framework based on Flexbox.

Responsive: Yes

Website: https://bulma.io/

Cascade Framework

Powerful OOCSS front-end framework optimised for performance and flexibility.

Responsive: Yes

Website: http://cascade-framework.com/

Cascade Framework Light

An even more lightweight version of Cascade Framework, containing just the bare essentials.

Responsive: Yes

Website: https://github.com/jslegers/cascadeframeworklight/


A really small CSS framework

Responsive: Yes

Website: https://jenil.github.io/chota

Github: https://github.com/jenil/chota


A fully responsive and comprehensive CSS framework with beautiful controls and simplistic structure. Integrate it with any existing design or use it to kick start your next project.

Responsive: Yes

Website: https://spiderpig86.github.io/Cirrus/

Github: https://github.com/Spiderpig86/Cirrus


Lightweight, highly customizable, scalable, Sass-based, OOCSS framework. LESS and Stylus ports also available.

Responsive: Yes

Website: http://concisecss.com/


A Deliciously Simple SASS/SCSS Responsive Framework

Everything is straight forward, all of the code is commented and gives you instructions on how to use Crumpet, so you can spend all your time in the code editor.

Responsive: Yes

Website: https://github.com/AdamMarsBar/Crumpet

Easy Framework

Your new starting point for every front-end projects!

Easy is a CSS/HTML/JavaScript framework started as a personal project and then grew into something more. The idea behind it is to reduce the amount of time spent on setting up the basic master HTML template by reusing the same coding techniques.

Responsive: No

Website: http://easyframework.com/


Emastic is a CSS Framework, its continuing mission: to explore a strange new world, to seek out new life and new web spaces, to boldly go where no CSS Framework has gone before.

Responsive: No

Website: http://code.google.com/p/emastic/

FEM CSS Framework

FEM CSS Framework is a 960px width + 12 column grid system + CSS common styles, to easy and fast develop web layouts. It is based in the 960 Grid System, but with a twist in the philosophy to make it more flexible and faster to play with boxes.

Responsive: No

Website: http://www.frontendmatters.com/projects/fem-css-framework/

Flat UI

PSD&HTML User Interface Kit

Flat UI Free is made on the basis of Twitter Bootstrap in a stunning flat-style, and the kit also includes a PSD version for designers.Flat UI Free contains many basic and complex components which are great for designers to have at hand: buttons, inputs, button groups, selects, checkboxes and radio-buttons, tags, menus, progress bars and sliders, navigation elements and more.

Responsive: Yes

Website: http://designmodo.com/flat-free


The Fluid 960 Grid System templates have been built upon the work of Nathan Smith and his 960 Grid System using effects from the MooTools and jQuery JavaScript libraries.

Responsive: No

Website: http://www.designinfluences.com/fluid960gs/


The most advanced responsive front-end framework in the world.

Foundation is built with Sass, a powerful CSS preprocessor, which allows us to much more quickly develop Foundation itself and gives you new tools to quickly customize and build on top of Foundation.

Responsive: Yes

Website: http://foundation.zurb.com/

G5 Framework

(X)HTML5, CSS3, PHP & jQuery Front End Framework.

G5 Framework started as a personal project. In an attempt to speed up workflow, reuse the best coding practices & similar coding techniques, the framework serves as a starter file for new websites.

Responsive: No

Website: http://framework.gregbabula.info/


Gumby is a responsive 960 grid CSS framework. The grid lets you lay out pages quickly and easily in a natural, logical way. The framework is packaged with tons of styles and common interface elements to help you quickly put together functional prototypes.

Responsive: Yes

Website: http://gumbyframework.com


Helium is a framework for rapid prototyping and production-ready development. In many ways it's similar to both Twitter Bootstrap and ZURB Foundation - in fact, it uses bits of their code. Unlike either of these two frameworks, however, Helium is designed to be much more lightweight and easier to tinker with.

Responsive: Yes

Website: https://github.com/cbrauckmuller/helium


Simple and light responsive grid system

Responsive: Yes

Website: http://html5-ninja.com/icecream


A fluid CSS layout system.

Ingrid is a lightweight and fluid CSS layout system, whose main goal is to reduce the use of classes on individual units. In general, it is fluid, lightweight and extendable.

Responsive: Yes

Website: http://piira.se/projects/ingrid/


Ink is a set of tools for quick development of web interfaces.

It offers a fluid and responsive grid, common interface elements, interactive components, a design-first approach with ease of use and simplicity at its core. Start integrating Ink in your projects and remove the hassle of building the basics, staying free to focus on what's important.

Responsive: Yes

Website: http://ink.sapo.pt/

Github: http://github.com/sapo/ink/


A powerful, scalable, Sass-based, BEM, OOCSS framework.

inuit.css is a Sass based, Object Oriented framework that is full of objects and abstractions. inuit.css provides little-to-no design which means no undoing things, no deleting CSS and no adhering to other peoples design decisions.

Responsive: Yes

Website: http://inuitcss.com/

Github: https://github.com/csswizardry/inuit.css/

IVORY Framework

Simple, Flexible, Powerful

Responsive front-end web framework. Makes your front-end development faster and easier. Takes you all theway from 1200PX on down to 320PX.

Responsive: Yes

Github: https://github.com/kanthvallampati/IVORY


A CSS Grid System for Humans

Jeet allows you to express your page grid the same way a human would describe it. No more needlessly nesting elements. No more rigid twelve column rules. Enjoy building faster with less code, and more flexibility with Jeet.

Responsive: Yes

Website: http://jeet.gs/


A tiny but powerful CSS framework based on Flexbox.

Responsive: Yes

Website: https://robbinfellow.github.io/kaliber/


A lightweight front-end framework for creating scalable, responsive sites

Kickoff is an actively maintained front-end framework, created by Zander Martineau and Ashley Nolan.

The framework is not meant to be too prescriptive - we don't want to force developers into a certain coding style - and so can be used as a starting point for any type of project.

Responsive: Yes

Website: http://trykickoff.com

Github: https://github.com/trykickoff/kickoff


CSS-framework for professional developers.

Minimal and enough. Adaptive and responsive. Revolution grid and beautiful typography. No imposed styles and freedom.

Responsive: Yes

Website: http://imperavi.com/kube/


Lightweight. Unobtrusive. Style-agnostic. Build your look on the web, not Twitter's and build it fluid.

Layers CSS is aimed for practical use and comes with zero bullshit.

Responsive: Yes

Website: http://eiskis.net/layers/

Bitbucket: https://bitbucket.org/Eiskis/layers-css/src/tip/source/layers/

Lovely CSS Framework

The Lovely CSS Framework is a simple and straight forward way to easily deploy an XHTML/CSS site.

Based on a simple 960px wide grid system, featuring multiple column layouts, and various pluggable add-ons.

Responsive: No

Website: http://code.google.com/p/lovely-css/


Malo is ultra small css library for building web sites.

Malo is ultra small css library for building web sites. It is meant to be structural base for small or medium web sites. Malo derives from its bigger brother Emastic CSS Framework.

Responsive: No

Website: http://code.google.com/p/malo/

Material Design Lite

An implementation of Material Design components in vanilla CSS, JS, and HTML

Material Design Lite (MDL) lets you add a Material Design look and feel to your static content websites. It doesn't rely on any JavaScript frameworks or libraries. Optimized for cross-device use, gracefully degrades in older browsers, and offers an experience that is accessible from the get-go.

Responsive: Yes

Website: http://www.getmdl.io

Github: https://github.com/google/material-design-lite

Materialize CSS

Created and designed by Google, Material Design is a design language that combines the classic principles of successful design along with innovation and technology. Google's goal is to develop a system of design that allows for a unified user experience across all their products on any platform.

Responsive: Yes

Website: http://materializecss.com

Github: https://github.com/Dogfalo/materialize


Milligram provides a minimal setup of styles for a fast and clean starting point. Just it! Only 2kb gzipped! It's not about a UI framework. Specially designed for better performance and higher productivity with fewer properties to reset resulting in cleaner code.

Responsive: Yes

Website: http://milligram.github.io


A minimal, responsive, style-agnostic CSS framework!

mini.css tries to provide as much functionality as possible in under 7KB gzipped, while mainting a mobile-friendly approach and allowing you to customize it any way you want.

Responsive: Yes

Website: https://chalarangelo.github.io/mini.css/


Minimal 2kb zero dependency cascading grid layout

Responsive: Yes

Github: https://github.com/henriquea/minigrid

Picnic CSS

Lightweight and beautiful library

A beautiful CSS library to kickstart your projects.

Responsive: Yes

Website: https://picnicss.com

Github: https://github.com/franciscop/picnic


A library for creating Web Components based on Material Design

Polymer is a library for creating Web Components, which are a set of W3C standards and upcoming browser APIs for defining your own custom HTML elements. With the help of polyfills and sugar, it can create these custom elements and bring Web Component support to browsers that dont play nice with the standard just yet.

Responsive: Yes

Website: https://www.polymer-project.org

Github: https://github.com/Polymer/polymer


A set of small, responsive CSS modules that you can use in every web project, built by the YUI team at Yahoo!.

PureCSS is a collection of responsive 'drop-ins' built with - you guessed it! - pure CSS! The PureCSS website also has a skin builder on their website, so you're restricted by default colors no more.

Responsive: Yes

Website: http://purecss.io/


Responsive A powerful, accessible, developer friendly framework for building responsive websites

Responsive: Yes

Website: http://responsivebp.com/

Github: https://github.com/responsivebp/responsive/

Responsive Grid System

Spectacularly Easy Responsive Design

It's a quick, easy & flexible way to create a responsive web site.

Responsive: Yes

Website: http://www.responsivegridsystem.com/

Responsive GS

Simple CSS framework for fast, intuitive development of responsive websites.

Built using the 'Mobile First' approach, 'clearfix' for clearing floats, box-sizing: border-box for adding additional padding to elements, and weighs less then 1kb compressed.

Responsive: Yes

Website: http://responsive.gs/


The evolution of Skeleton: A Beautiful Boilerplate for Responsive, Mobile-Friendly Development.

Ribs is a modernised, maintained and feature rich fork of the original Skeleton framework.

Responsive: Yes

Website: https://github.com/nickpack/Ribs


RÖCSSTI is a CSS micro-framework which includes accessibility notions, typo settings, IE fixes, reusable classes, ect. It is the little brother of KNACSS. It also has LESS and Sass versions.

Responsive: Yes

Website: http://rocssti.nicolas-hoffmann.net/ & https://github.com/nico3333fr/ROCSSTI

Semantic UI

UI is the vocabulary of the web.

Semantic is a UI component framework based around useful principles from natural language.

Semantic allows developers to build beautiful websites fast, with concise HTML, intuitive javascript, and simplified debugging, helping make front-end development a delightful experience. Semantic is responsively designed allowing your website to scale on multiple devices. Semantic is production ready and partnered with frameworks such as React, Angular, Meteor, and Ember, which means you can integrate it with any of these frameworks to organize your UI layer alongside your application logic.

Responsive: Yes

Website: http://semantic-ui.com/

Github: https://github.com/Semantic-Org/Semantic-UI


The smallest and lightest scss library

Sierra is a micro SCSS library to help you build websites in a matter of seconds, without all the arbitrary selectors.

Responsive: Yes

Website: http://sierra-library.github.io/


A Beautiful Boilerplate for Responsive, Mobile-Friendly Development.

Skeleton is a small collection of CSS files that can help you rapidly develop sites that look beautiful at any size, be it a 17" laptop screen or an iPhone.

Responsive: Yes

Website: http://www.getskeleton.com/


Lightweight, Responsive and Modern

A lightweight, responsive and modern CSS framework for faster and extensible development.

Responsive Yes

Website http://picturepan2.github.io/spectre/?utm_source=next.36kr.com

Github: https://github.com/picturepan2/spectre.git


A flexible width, component based CSS layout system

StackLayout makes it incredibly easy to use semantic class names for particular areas of your site, such as the main navigation or a thumbnail gallery, or for the entire site as part of your deployment process.

Responsive: Yes

Github: https://github.com/camslice/StackLayout


Your markup. Your design. Our math.

The web is a responsive place, from your lithe & lively development process to your end-user's super-tablet-multi-magic-lap-phone. You need grids that are powerful yet custom, reliable yet responsive.

Responsive: Yes

Website: http://susy.oddbird.net/

Github: https://github.com/ericam/susy/

Taiga Boilerplate

Taiga, a head start for UI engineers

Taiga Boilerplate is a small HTML/SASS framework for starting a new web project. It is mobile-first with a semantic SASS grid and based on the principles of SMACSS and BEM.

Responsive: Yes

Website: http://taigaboilerplate.com

Github: https://github.com/studiowolf/taiga-boilerplate

Tailwind CSS

A Utility-First CSS Framework for Rapid UI Development

Responsive: Yes

Website: https://tailwindcss.com

Github: https://github.com/tailwindcss/tailwindcss


A CSS survival kit.

Responsive: Yes

Website: https://css.sitetent.com

Github: https://github.com/sitetent/tentcss

The Golden Grid

The Golden Grid is a web grid system. It 's a product of the search for the perfect modern grid system. It 's meant to be a CSS tool for grid based web sites.

Responsive: No

Website: http://code.google.com/p/the-golden-grid/


A lightweight and modular front-end framework for developing fast and powerful web interfaces.

Responsive: Yes

Website: http://www.getuikit.com

Github: https://github.com/uikit


Unsemantic is a fluid grid system that is the successor to the 960 Grid System. It works in a similar way, but instead of being a set number of columns, it's entirely based on percentages.

Responsive: Yes

Website: http://unsemantic.com/

Vanilla Framework

Vanilla is a simple extensible CSS framework, written in Sass, by the Ubuntu Web Team.

Responsive: Yes

Website: https://vanillaframework.io

Github: https://github.com/vanilla-framework/vanilla-framework


A beautiful CSS framework designed for minimalists.

Everything you need to create a basic project is included, all in a 2kb file (minified + gzipped). On top of that, almost everything is styled automatically, without the need for learning specific classes. This allows for an intuitive experience developing with Wing, as it's designed to be a boilerplate stylesheet for any project.

Responsive: Yes

Website: https://kbrsh.github.io/wing


A clean & classy HTML5, CSS3 framework

Standardizes CSS, improves usability and interaction, sets base typography to help vertical rhythm and readability and adds helper classes to style elements easily.

Responsive: Yes

Website: http://workless.ikreativ.com/


Object-Oriented CSS Framework

xCSS bases on CSS and empowers a straightforward and object-oriented workflow when developing complex style cascades. Using xCSS means a dramatic cut down to your development time by: having a intuitive overview of the overall CSS structure, using variables, re-using existing style cascades and many other handy features.

Responsive: No

Website: http://xcss.antpaw.org/


A fully responsive utility and component based CSS framework.

With Yet another CSS framework you can simply use our beautiful predefined styles or you can design your own with the utility class approach.

Responsive: Yes

Website: https://github.com/FlorianWoelki/YACSS/

Github: https://github.com/FlorianWoelki/YACSS/


“Yet Another Multicolumn Layout” (YAML)

YAML is an (X)HTML/CSS framework for creating modern and flexible floated layouts. The structure is extremely versatile in its programming and absolutely accessible for end users.

Responsive: Yes

Website: http://www.yaml.de/


Simple CSS for the web

The foundational YUI CSS is an extremely lightweight layer of responsive CSS for your projects. It offers a customizable responsive grid , along with styling for forms, tables, menus, popovers, notifications, images and more. Plays nice with YUI's JavaScript Framework.

Responsive: Yes

Website: http://yuilibrary.com/