The new generation of technology uncovered great possibilities for web developers. No more do you have to type lines of HTML markup from scratch in a Notepad file. Now web developers have the opportunity to use the pre-coded frameworks in order to start developing a site from scratch. Since it is difficult to find the best framework that suits you perfectly, I decided to create this post and share my knowledge about the best frameworks out there.
It is probably the most well-known framework among web developers and web designers. Their website proudly says that it is “the most advanced responsive front-end framework in the world.” So it will be a very useful tool for front-end developers, such as web designers.
This is another extremely popular framework out on the web. It was released in 2011, and since then is an essential tool for many developers and designers who use it. It is very easy to use, versatile and creates designs of great responsiveness.
Considering the fact that this framework was released by mighty Google, you might want to think about using it for your designs. The demos are very explanatory and the detailed descriptions on how to use the framework effectively are included. Although the framework is relatively new on the market, I am sure it has good potential, which can already be seen.
The name speaks for itself. Skeleton framework offers web developers full freedom of customization by providing only the essential elements of webpages. This way every designer can add their own personal touch to the project. It is very simple to work with and very responsive.
· Startup Design Framework
This framework was launched by the team behind Design Modo, a popular among web developers and designers blog that was recently releasing frameworks and UI kits. This specific framework is a great tool, which has 100 components, 25 samples and 14 images. This framework has a trial version that you can use for free.
· Materialize CSS
Materialize CSS is a framework based on Google’s approach to design called “Material Design”. It might be attractive, but you need to have knowledge of Material Design; otherwise, you will not be able to work with this framework. The concept, however, is very interesting, and it encourages learning process in web designers and developers.
This framework is also based on Material Design, so please be patient and gain some knowledge about the concept before rushing into using the framework. It is a great framework. The creators are looking for feedback through the website, and this way you can see that it is relatively new, but with a strong team behind, which is ready to work on perfecting it.
Not only Google created a framework, but so did Yahoo. Pure is their child. It is a very light framework, without busy elements and other unnecessary noise, but it can be customized to become the base of beautiful and sophisticated website designs. It looks very attractive and promising, and you should definitely consider using it.
· HTML KickStart
HTML KickStart is an extremely interested framework, because it is completely designer/developer-friendly. The reason why this framework was created is obviously for designers to be able to save time while creating beautiful websites. And this is exactly what it does. Check it out!