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Tagged: frameworks

Spectre: A Lightweight CSS Framework image/svg+xml

Today, we will focus on a new framework called Spectre. It is lightweight, modern, responsive and mobile friendly. It weighs around 6.8kb when served minified and gzipped. Besides the basic grid system, it also has a lot of other useful various components like tabs, modals and cards etc.

I’ve been trying to steer clear of CSS frameworks, but this one looks pretty good, and fairly lightweight too. I especially like the stylish form elements, they’re very dapper.

What is React? image/svg+xml

My reply is usually the same: React.js, Ember and so on, they’re all a blip in the history of the web. They won’t be here in 10 years. Something else will be. I’m not too interested on these talks because they’re tied to a point in time, and I’m interested in what lasts. In my head, it’s akin to fashion vs style.

I’d also like to know more about React and why it receives so much attention, so I’m glad someone of Remy’s stature has asked this question. I’m hoping that there’ll be some good follow-up posts and discussions.

Bootstrap considered harmful image/svg+xml

Bootstrap has become a very popular tool in front-end projects over the years, and it can have huge benefits. However, if your team has a front-end developer on board, I would argue you may be better off without Bootstrap. In some instances, it can do more harm than good.

The pros and cons of using Twitter’s Bootstrap framework. I’m currently sitting in the “wouldn’t touch it with a barge-pole” camp.

Cutestrap image/svg+xml

There are plenty of amazing front end frameworks already, such as, Bootstrap and Foundation. If you’re looking for something feature rich with loads of components, those are both great choices.

However, if you’re looking for something in between normalize.css and a full blown framework, meet Cutestrap. Cutestrap is only 8kb of CSS.

Looks like a nice lightweight framework. I like the simple grid approach and styling of form elements.