HTML 5 Frameworks are getting common these days and using them is highly recommended as they reduce your work to some extent. They provide you a basic layout that you can use on your next project and get a head start in the development process. There are various reasons to choose these frameworks, and I would not go into much detail about that here. I have already covered that in my earlier article, which states what are the reason to choose the Bootstrap Framework, but it applies to all the Frameworks more or less.
Also, to speed up your development process, I wrote an article with 5 Shortcuts to complete your development process in less time (or on time!). Head over to that article as well to read more about it.
Now, without wasting any more time, let me begin with listing down the various frameworks that you can use on your next project. Just to clear things up, this list is in no particular order, but just a collection of the top 6 HTML and CSS frameworks that I found good to use.
1. Twitter Bootstrap
This framework is pretty popular in the web design industry and a lot of people use it for even creating WordPress themes. It is developed by a few people at Twitter, and hence the name Twitter Bootstrap. Developing front-end websites with this framework is seamlessly easy and requires very less time. Head over to the official website to know more about this framework. But before you go, have a look at another article I wrote about Twitter Bootstrap and the reasons to choose it.
The Foundation framework is another popular HTML and CSS framework to use. This framework allows you to start developing with the mobile-first approach, then going all the way up to the top or creating a full desktop ready website first and then digging down to the mobile experience. Head over to their website to know more about the Foundation Framework.
3. HTML KickStart
This is a comparatively new competitor in the market, but it has proven that it is worth something. It has included various commonly used elements of web development and provides them in a pretty small size, just 305 KB (Yes, it’s that small!). It has support for various fonts, icons and other elements that you might need when developing a website. Head over to their official website to know more.
5. HTML 5 Boilerplate
The project’s official website quotes that this is not a framework, yet I find it a powerful tool to get you started with your website development and designing process. It supports a few features like cross browser normalization, which other frameworks don’t support as of now. Head over to the HTML 5 Boilerplate website for more information.
6. Less Framework
It is a modern and simple looking HTML framework which helps you build responsive designs based on the popular grid layout for webpages. It works very similar to the Skeleton framework which I have mentioned in the list above. Head over to the official Less Framework website to know more about this framework.
Well, that’s all in this round-up article. I hope you get to decide which framework to use for your next project and also hope that you enjoyed reading this article. Share it with your friends to let them know about this as well. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to Slash Coding for latest post updates via RSS Feeds, Facebook, Google+ or Twitter.