Good CSS Framework?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by paulsdenton, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. paulsdenton macrumors 6502

    paulsdenton

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    #1
    The Loop today (October 7, 2014) is praising a CSS Framework called CSStyle but in searching around I see that there are many such frameworks.

    I have been using Dreamweaver (augmented as needed by manual HTML and CSS coding) but I wonder if one of these frameworks would be a better alternative. Pages I have worked on are almost all "box" styles with lots of DIVs.

    Do any of you folks use these frameworks in place of, or as an addition to, straight coding or IDEs?

    Any recommendations as to the best of the bunch?
     
  2. olup macrumors 6502

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    yeah there's abundance of css frameworks out there, some based on pure css that you can just whip into your html and create the appropriate classnames in your html, others are based on preprocessors for css such as less and sass. It depends, sometimes I use a framework, sometimes I don't. Try out a framework and see, if you like it. :)
     
  3. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    I always use Zurb's Foundation with Sass, but I pretty much only use it for the grid and block grid sass files and do everything else seperately.

    It's worth checking out -- here's a link:

    Foundation
     
  4. xnatex macrumors member

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  5. blaster_boy macrumors 6502

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    I'm more into using the bootstrap framework. Very nice if you quickly need to build something, and you can customise the css enough (at least, enough for me).

    You'll almost always notice if something has been build with a framework though. Personally I don't mind, I prefer clean websites that work.
     
  6. SteveyAppleSeed macrumors member

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    Boot strap & YAML4

    For quick and dirty prototypes: boot strap
    Otherwise, I'm appreciating YAML. Pure art.

    Still learning about all the web stuff myself...
     
  7. jonobin macrumors 6502

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    well using foundation with SASS requires a lot of things installed, i would give a try at bootstrap with LESS
     
  8. JoelTheSuperior macrumors 6502

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    You could always take the approach that I did - use Sass and build your own framework for your own projects.

    With that said, Bootstrap is pretty good.
     
  9. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    If you're willing to spend $29 on Codekit, the 'pain' -- and I use that term loosely -- of installing RVM, Sass and Compass disappears. An added benefit being that if you hate the command line, there is zero requirement to use Terminal.

    LESS is simpler to get started with but I'd argue that Sass is probably the best one to learn if you've not learned either of them yet. It certainly seems to be cropping up more than LESS on job skill requirements these days, that's my barometer.
     
  10. jonobin macrumors 6502

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    I've founded Stylus, it looks awesome compared to sass and less but the major frameworks( for me foundation adn bootstrap) didn't noticed it

    edit: i would like to install codekit but my mac only supports lion (yes I know mlpf exits, but an os without SMB for me is useless)
     
  11. olup macrumors 6502

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    Scout should run though, it's free and runs sass, no less or Stylus though.
     

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