20+ Best Responsive CSS Framework for Web Design

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Responsive Web Design is a technique where your website layout reponds to the screen on which it is presented. Responsive CSS framework is allows your sites to be optimized for all form factors, including mobiles, tablets, laptop and large screens.

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Before start to build a responsive website it is a good idea to explore what is the best responsive CSS Framework you should be use.

So what framework to chose, which one is the best?

Here are more than 20 best and useful css frameworks latest update for 2016 available based on their popularity and ease of use.

Most popular responsive CSS Frameworks today are Twitter Bootstrap, Foundation, and Skeleton…And this post will covers some of the most popular and best responsive CSS frameworks you can use to kickstart your responsive website project.

Milligram

Milligram

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.

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Bulma.io

Bulma.io

Bulma is a CSS framework based on Flexbox and built with Sass

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MUI

MUI

MUI is a lightweight CSS framework that follows Google’s Material Design guidelines.

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Concise CSS

Concise-CSS

Concise CSS is a framework written in SASS carefully crafted by Keenan Payne and James Kolce, it provides all the basics without the bloat.

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Essence

Essence

Essence is a CSS framework that implements the guidelines from Google Material Design Specification using Facebook’s react.js library. Use it to easily build super-fast and great looking web & mobile interfaces.

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Agile CSS

Agile-CSS

Agile CSS is a modern web framework specifically designed for building extensible and flexible Web UI for applications.

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Siimple

Siimple

Siimple is a minimal and responsive CSS framework for flat and clean designs, build with SASS/SCSS. The framework also comes with a 5Kb minimized version. It provides a clean and fast starting point for your front-end developments.

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Material Framework

Material-Framework

Material Framework is a simple responsive CSS framework made by Tim Nguyen that allows you to integrate Material Design in any web page or web app.

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Metro UI CSS 3.0

Metro-UI-CSS

Metro UI CSS developed with the advice of Microsoft to build the user interface and include: general styles, grid, layouts, typography, 20+ components, 300+ built-in icons. Metro UI CSS build with {LESS}. Metro UI CSS is open source and has MIT licensing model.

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assemble.css

assemble.css

Assemble.css is a collection of front-end components that I use a lot. Parts of Assemble.css come from frameworks and other parts I created for other projects. Comments in the code give credit to the components I have taken from other individuals/frameworks

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Twitter Bootstrap

Responsive Twitter Bootstrap

Bootstrap is a popular, modern front-end/UI development framework. It’s feature-packed and will have most of the things you’ll need for developing responsive sites and apps.

Bootstrap has a 12-grid responsive layout, 13 custom jQuery plugins for common UIs like carousels and modal windows, a Bootstrap customizer, and more.

Bootstrap is well-documented, and this open source project has plenty of coverage in blogs and tutorial sites.

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Foundation

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Foundation is another popular responsive front-end framework. With this modern HTML5 framework, you can approach web design either mobile first, or from big displays down to mobile sizes.

It has rapid-prototyping capabilities, a responsive grid system and much more.

Foundation is by ZURB, a company of product designers focused on providing web-based solutions.

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Skeleton

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Skeleton is a simple and clean responsive CSS boilerplate for HTML5 websites and apps. It’s got just the things you need, and nothing more.

Some notable features: a responsive layout grid, standard media queries for your device-specific CSS style properties, a CSS class for responsive image elements that scale with the layout grid, a PSD template for mocking up your web designs, and an HTML5 shiv for old web browsers.

If you want to get started with responsive design quickly, you should look into this open source project.

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HTML5 Boilerplate

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In 2010, HTML5 Boilerplate became one of the first, and subsequently, most popular open source front-end web development tools for getting HTML5 websites and web apps up and running in no time. It’s a compilation web development solutions that enable our sites to support modern web browsers.

Included in HTML5 Boilerplate is a mobile-friendly HTML template, placeholder icons, CSS resets for normalizing/standardizing your stylesheet property values, standard media queries for popular viewing screens, an HTML5 shiv for non-modern web browsers, and more.

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HTML KickStart

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One of the newest kids on the block, HTML5 KickStart is a lean and mean package of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript files that promises to save UI developers hours of work.

At about 300KB, HTML KickStart packs quite a punch: UI components like stylish buttons and navigation bars, scalable icons (using Font Awesome), a responsive grid layout, a touch-enabled slideshow component and so on.

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Montage HTML5 Framework

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Montage is an open source HTML5 framework for building modern apps. This JavaScript library uses declarative binding which easily helps you keep your app data and UI in sync.

Montage also has a feature called Blueprints for associatively binding metadata onto your app objects — a pretty nifty function for dealing with lots of dynamic page elements.

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SproutCore

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SproutCore is a front-end framework for building HTML5 apps rapidly.

It follows the MVC architecture pattern and promises its users the ability to craft native-like user experiences for the Web.

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Zebra

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Zebra is a rich UI open source framework that leverages HTML5 canvas as the backbone of its rendering abilities.

Zebra says that using it “isn’t rocket science” and that you can get started in 5 minutes.

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CreateJS

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CreateJS is a suite of open source JavaScript libraries and tools for creating rich, interactive HTML5 content. It consists of 5 modular JavaScript libraries. It will help you with implementing animation effects, supporting HTML5 audio in your site, and much more.

Adobe, Microsoft, and AOL sponsor this project.

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Less Framework

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Less Framework is a modern front-end framework for building responsive designs. Similar to Skeleton (discussed above), Less Framework focuses on being just a plain and simple layout grid framework.

It has 4 pre-built layouts: Default, Tablet, Mobile and Wide Mobile.

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Comments (2)

  1. Another great framework is Shine CSS. It’s very lightweight and quite easy to use.
    The address is:
    http://rmmfree.github.io/shine_css/

    1. Hi Rose, thanks for your suggestion. We will review and added to the free Css Frameworks collection in the near future.

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