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/* A curated list of awesome frameworks, style guides, and other cool nuggets for writing amazing CSS. */



This document is a curated list of frameworks, style guides, and cool nuggets of information for writing awesome CSS. It does not contain resources to learn CSS.

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Table of Contents

CSS Working Group

The CSS Working Group creates and defines CSS specifications. These specifications are assigned maturity levels as they move through the design process. If you would like to learn more, visit CSS Working Group Page.

Editor’s Draft :black_nib:

Editor’s drafts of CSS specifications

Parsers :mag:

  • CSSOM - CSS Object Model implemented in pure JavaScript.
  • CSSTree - Detailed CSS parser with syntax validator.
  • Gonzales PE - CSS parser with support for preprocessors.
  • mensch - A decent CSS parser.
  • ParserLib - CSSLint/parser-lib.
  • PostCSS - Transforming styles with JS plugins.
  • Rework - Plugin framework for CSS preprocessing in Node.js.
  • Stylecow - Modern CSS for all browsers.

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Preprocessors :pill:

Write CSS faster

  • LESS - Backwards compatible with CSS, and the extra features it adds use existing CSS syntax.
  • PostCSS - Transforming CSS with JS plugins.
  • Sass - Mature, stable, and powerful professional-grade CSS extension language.
  • STYLIS - Light-weight CSS preprocessor.
  • Stylus - Expressive, robust, feature-rich CSS language built for NodeJs.

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Frameworks :art:

  • awsm.css - Simple CSS library for semantic HTML markup.
  • Bonsai - A complete Utility First CSS Framework for less than 50kb.
  • Bootstrap - The most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework.
  • Bulma - A modern CSS framework based on Flexbox. Also has Sass import for modification.
  • Butter Cake - A Modern Lightweight Front End CSS framework for faster and easier web development.
  • Chota - A responsive, customizable micro-framework (3kb) with helpful utilities and a grid system.
  • Cirrus - A fully responsive and comprehensive CSS framework with beautiful controls and simplistic structure.
  • eFrolic - CSS framework which without using JavaScript is interactive and animated.
  • Foundation - advanced responsive front-end framework.
  • Gralig - A modest, grayish CSS library.
  • Hasser CSS - A lightweight (12k, not minified) but useful CSS framework with flexible Grid, Hero and more.
  • inuit.css - Powerful, scalable, Sass-based, BEM, OOCSS framework.
  • material-components-web - Modular and customizable Material Design UI components for the web.
  • Materialize - A modern responsive front-end framework based on Material Design.
  • Milligram - A minimalist CSS framework.
  • Pure.css - A set of small, responsive CSS modules that you can use in every web project.
  • Semantic UI - Powerful framework that uses human-friendly HTML.
  • Shorthand Framework - Feature rich CSS framework for the new decade.
  • Spectre.css - A lightweight, responsive and modern CSS framework.
  • Strawberry - A set of common flexbox utilities focused on making your life easier and faster with nested flexboxes.
  • Tachyons - Functional CSS for humans.
  • Tacit - CSS framework for dummies with zero skills in graphic design.
  • tailwindcss - A utility-first CSS framework for rapid UI development.
  • UIkit - A lightweight and modular front-end framework.
  • unsemantic - Fluid grid for mobile, tablet, and desktop.
  • Wing - A Minimal, Lightweight, Responsive framework.

You can find more frameworks at “awesome-css-frameworks”

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Toolkits :wrench:

  • Bourbon - A simple and lightweight mixin library for Sass.
  • Susy - Responsive layout toolkit for Sass.

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CSS Structure

  • RSCSS - Reasonable Standard for CSS Stylesheet Structure.
  • ITCSS - A sane, scalable, managed CSS architecture for large UI projects.

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Reset and Normalize

  • Normalize - A set of CSS rules that provide better cross-browser consistency in the default styling of HTML elements.
  • Normalize-OpenType - Adds OpenType features—ligatures, kerning, and more—to Normalize.css.
  • MiniReset.css - A tiny modern CSS reset.
  • sanitize.css - A set of CSS rules that style with today’s best practices out-of-the-box.
  • unstyle.css - Specialised stylesheet for removing user agent styles, style the web with your baseline.
  • reset.css - CSS Tools: Reset CSS.

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CSS Development at Large-Scale Websites

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Code Style Guidelines :book:

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Style Guide

View more style guides at Website Style Guide Resources

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Style Guide Generators :slot_machine:

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Naming conventions & Methodologies :bulb:

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Here is a CSS in JS techniques comparison

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CSS Polyfills

  • polyfill.js - A library to make creating CSS polyfills much easier.
  • prefixfree - Break free from CSS prefix hell.
  • fixed-sticky - A CSS position:sticky polyfill.
  • selectivizr - A JavaScript utility that emulates CSS3 pseudo-classes and attribute selectors in Internet Explorer 6-8.
  • PIE - Allows Internet Explorer to recognize and render various CSS3 box decoration properties.

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  • Single Div Project - One <div>. Many possibilities.
  • Can I use - Browser support for CSS, HTML5 and other front-end web technologies.
  • Live editor for CSS and LESS - Magic CSS extension for Chrome, Firefox and Edge.
  • You Might Not Need JS - CSS alternatives for common JS UI components.
  • RevengeCSS - A CSS bookmarklet that uses selectors to find bad markup, displaying ugly pink error messages in comic sans serif wherever you write bad HTML

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Podcasts :radio:

Something to listen to while programming.

  • Shop Talk Show - A live podcast with Chris Coyier and Dave Rupert about front-end web design, development, and UX.
  • Style Guide Podcast - A small batch series of interviews on style guides, hosted by Anna Debenham and Brad Frost.
  • The Big Web Show - Topics like web publishing, art direction, content strategy, typography, web technology, and more. It’s everything web that matters.
  • The Web Ahead - Conversations with world experts on changing technologies and future of the web.
  • Non Breaking Space Show - Seeking out the best, brightest, and smartest creative people on digital art, design, and development.
  • The Changelog - The tagline for the Changelog says it all: “Open Source moves fast. Keep up.” This podcast, and the accompanying blog, is all about keeping you updated with the latest in Open Source Technology.
  • Syntax - A Tasty Treats Podcast for Web Developers.

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Twitter :satellite:

Active accounts to follow.

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Videos :tv:

*Good study videos from CSS Must Watch Videos. Some items are quoted from AllThingsSmitty/must-watch-css.

I told him on Twitter. I appreciate his valuable efforts.*


  1. Component-Based Style Reuse :page_facing_up: transcript :watch: 37:24 - Pete Hunt @ CSS conf 2016.
  2. CSS4 Grid: True Layout Finally Arrives :page_facing_up: transcript :watch: 29:27 - Jen Kramer @ CSS conf 2016.
  3. Houdini: Demystifying the Future of CSS :watch: 36:58 @ Google I/O 2016.


  1. mdo-ular CSS :watch: 30:06 - Mark Otto @ jQuery UK.
  2. CSS Architecture with SMACSS :watch: 30:15 - Caleb Meredith @ DevTips channel.
  3. CSS Workflow from the Ground Up :watch: 46:06 - Jonathan Snook @ Generate conf 2015.

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Books :books:

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Tutorials :clapper:

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