Build Custom Frameworks Easily with CSS Classes

Published March 10, 2009 by saurav.roy.

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Generally speaking, I consider full-fledged CSS frameworks to be overkill on all but the most absolutely complex projects or, on the other end of the spectrum, rapid proof-of-concept prototyping. Most people only use a few of the classes that any one CSS framework provides, but then still require their users to download the entire, and largely unused, stylesheet.

However, I still think that the foundation on which CSS frameworks are built — the concept of using classes to simplify layout and standardize design across similar elements — is very much worth investigation. But instead of relying on a one-size-fits-all (snuggie-esque?) solution, I’d encourage you to take a few minutes and build a custom, simplified framework that does exactly what you need it to do. Read On…

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