In web designing, if HTML is the skeleton, then CSS is the outer body. Modern day web development revolves around responsive frameworks. These frameworks are easy to use and customize and that is why they are so popular. Let’s have a look at the top 7 of such frameworks in 2018.
It is a lightweight CSS framework based completely on Flexbox. Flexbox is the new layout model in CSS3 aimed at giving more control to developers looking for developing responsive sites. It has a simple grid system. Bulma is also a mobile-first framework and is ideal for developing responsive applications. It is also modular in nature with a Sass framework which helps in keeping your bundle optimized to only the required classes. Bulma has various component solutions. It has a fantastic layout section with multiple customisation options, some unique to it. This also comes with good documentation and an active user community which can be tapped for solutions to problems.
This a relatively unknown quantity in the world of responsive frameworks, but it can give the user same functionality without compromising on the quality. This front-end framework is highly modular in nature. This makes adding components easy without compromising on the overall style quotient of the project. It stands out among its peers for various reasons, the primary being that contains both LESS and Sass CSS preprocessors. This makes it easy to use for developers with the knowledge of either or both of the preprocessors, also the lightweight nature makes it easy to install and run. It is also used in many WordPress themes, making it a natural choice for any WordPress designer. UIkit works well with all major browsers.
The last name on this list of top responsive frameworks is Pure. Developed by Yahoo, the itsbiggest USP is its lightweight. Other front-end frameworks like Bootstrap and Foundation include a lot of code. Besides, during customization a lot of code is added making the project heavy, so to speak. Pure addresses this by making only those CSS modules available that are essential to any web development project. A responsive grid layout and a minimalist look that can be easily customised makes it a good choice for simple projects.
Responsive frameworks are a boon for developers. They have definitely made life easy for them. Hope this list makes it even easier.
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