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15 Best CSS Framework for Responsive Web Design

The development of technology, especially devices like Smartphones and Tablets and bigger and bigger monitors introduced a new concept in web design: Responsive Web Design. Taking the next step of our responsive layout coverage.

I recently published responsive WordPress themes and responsive web design sites to help with responsive layouts, so today I am taking a look at best responsive CSS frameworks that we feel are worth your consideration. I hope you will like this responsive frameworks collection.

1. The Goldilocks Approach

It is a minimal framework that includes well commented CSS files that consider 3 CSS Media Query increments (multi column, narrow column and single column) and an HTML boilerplate file to get you started.

The Goldilocks Approach

2. MQFramework: A Responsive CSS Framework

A responsive CSS framework, MQFramework utilises the @ media property to allow you to design your sites for browsers of all sizes. Based on a 12 column grid, MQFramework degrades perfectly down to mobile screen sizes.

MQFramework: A Responsive CSS Framework

3. Amazium: CSS Framework For Responsive Sites

Amazium is a CSS framework that handles the most tricky and time-consuming parts of creating responsive websites.

Amazium: CSS Framework For Responsive Sites

4. Foundation

Foundation is an easy to use, powerful, and flexible framework for building prototypes and production code on any kind of device. Foundation includes dozens of styles and elements to help you quickly put together clickable prototypes, that can then be adapted and styled into polished production code.

Foundation

5. Less Framework

Less Framework is a CSS grid system for designing adaptive web­sites. It contains 4 layouts and 3 sets of typography presets, all based on a single grid.

Less Framework

6. BluCSS – A CSS Framework For Responsive Layouts

BluCSS is a simplistic CSS framework which focuses on creating responsive layouts and has 4 built-in stages for these layouts: desktop, laptop, tablet, and mobile.

BluCSS – A CSS Framework For Responsive Layouts

7. Golden Grid System

Golden Grid System (GGS) splits the screen into 18 even columns. The leftmost and rightmost columns are used as the outer margins of the grid, which leaves 16 columns for use in design.

Golden Grid System

8. The 1140 CSS Grid

The 1140 grid fits perfectly into a 1280 monitor. On smaller monitors it becomes fluid and adapts to the width of the browser.

The 1140 CSS Grid

9. Titan Framework – A CSS Framework for Responsive Web Designs

With Titan Frameworkyou can create responsive layouts that adjust to any screen resolution at maximum width.

Titan Framework – A CSS Framework for Responsive Web Designs

10. Columnal

Columnal makes responsive web design a little easier. It is 1140px wide, but since it is fluid, will respond to the width of most browsers.

Columnal

11. SimpleGrid

This CSS framework allows you to design sites compatible with differents devices and screen size.

SimpleGrid

12. Bootstrap, from Twitter

Bootstrap is a toolkit from Twitter designed to kickstart development of webapps and sites. It includes base CSS and HTML for typography, forms, buttons, tables, grids, navigation, and more.

Bootstrap, from Twitter

13. 320 and up

‘320 and Up’ prevents mobile devices from downloading desktop assets by using a tiny screen’s stylesheet as its starting point. Try this page at different window sizes and on different devices to see it in action.

320 and up

14. InuitCSS

inuit.css is a very stripped back framework designed to be built upon by you… no undoing things, and the minimum predefined styles.

InuitCSS

15. Gridless

Gridless is an optionated HTML5 and CSS3 boilerplate for making mobile first responsive, cross-browser websites with beautiful typography.

Gridless

Share with us which framework did you use or which framework do you find it to fits better in design world.

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Comments

  1. A fantastic list of resources – just what we were looking for. Really liking 1140px CSS Grid.

  2. Really Nice site to collect the css responsive Design….

  3. Awesome, thank you so much.

  4. 960.gs and HTML Boilerplate are my favourites, with jQuery U.I for interface components. The Bones and Gantry themes/frameworks are good for WordPress Developers. Am compiling my wee list on my blog, and will be adding your link to my resources :) .