5 Popular CSS Frameworks


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When developing a website, whether it is for your job or for a client you may prefer to use a CSS framework so that you can complete the job more quickly as it will keep the customer more satisfied with what you are doing.

So, what is the aim of a framework?

The aim of frameworks is to provide a common structure so that developers don’t have to redo it from scratch and can reuse the code provided in the documentation.

Here are 5 popular CSS Frameworks used by many and even myself when developing a website.



Bootstrap is a free and open-source front-end web framework for designing websites and web applications. It contains beautiful, modern HTML and CSS-based design templates for typography, forms, buttons, navigation and other interface components, as well as optional JavaScript extensions.


  • Responsive and mobile-first

  • Easy to get started

  • CSS Preprocessors support: Less, Sass

  • Extensive prebuilt components


Semantic UI

Semantic UI is a modern front-end development framework, powered by LESS and jQuery. It has a sleek, subtle, and flat design look that provides a lightweight user experience.


  • Responsiveness

  • Componentized UI

  • Concise and Expressive

  • Easy to learn



Foundation is a open source, responsive front-end framework maintained by ZURB. Foundation provides a responsive grid and HTML and CSS UI components, templates, and code snippets with optional functionality provided by JavaScript extensions.


  • Faster development and page load speed

  • Built on Sass

  • Improved accessibility

  • Lightning-fast prototyping



Materialize is a UI component library which is created with CSS, JavaScript and HTML. It is created and designed by Google. Material Design is a design language that combines the classic principles of successful design along with innovation and technology. It is used to construct attractive, consistent, and functional web pages and web apps while adhering to modern web design principles.


  • Responsive Design

  • Minimal and flat design

  • CSS Preprocessors support: Sass

  • Enhanced and specialized features



Bulma is an open source CSS framework based on Flexbox and used by more than 100,000 developers. The modern design and layout features makes you want to use this framework over anything else.


  • Responsive

  • Flexbox based

  • CSS Preprocessors support: Sass

  • Lots of components

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