What can facilitate a web designer’s life? A complete understanding between a designer and his client? A package of unflagging ideas? A constant development of web design skills? These things are great but they are also too abstract. However, there is one precise thing that serves to make web designers’ lives easier: frameworks.
Frameworks: what are they for?
Created to facilitate the process of web design, frameworks include a full set of concepts, tools and a standardized code (HTML, CSS etc.) and are a right basis for starting building a website. They are an initial kit that helps you to develop your work. 2 basic types of frameworks (backend and frontend) differ from each other in terms of its aim, whether it’s a presentation or a logical layer. As far as web design deals with the front-end part of web development, let’s take a look at the peculiarities of front-end frameworks.
These are also called CSS frameworks. Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) make the world of web design look the way we got used to it. A CSS Framework is used by designers to create a website from scratch, including the design of bars and icons, the placement of images and videos etc. CSS Frameworks make it possible to reset styles to normal if there is anything wrong with them; they also stand for a common typography and, what’s more important, for the whole visual functioning of a new website.
Being extremely popular among designers determined the process of creating different types of CSS Frameworks; they make it even harder to choose the right one. If you’re looking for a front-end framework that combines the simplicity in its usage along with the functionality, make sure you’ll check out the following ones:
Bootstrap is said to be the world’s most popular framework. It has a constantly growing collection of examples for every single custom component of your website. Perhaps, the only disadvantage this framework has is the absence of Twitter icons: your users won’t be able to make their reposts from the blog to their Twitters.
A logo that presents Foundation shows how creative this framework is. This is another framework giant that cares about a responsive web design and is used by such conglomerates as Adobe, HP, Amazon, Samsung etc. The framework makes everything in terms of web designs faster and more promising. Because of the constant improvements Foundation experiences its functions get significantly developed all the time.
The aim of the framework is already visible in its name: to simplify everything that deals with web design. If you need an easy framework for flat and clean designs, Siimple is exactly what you’re looking for, for it helps you to develop clean websites concentrated on users. If you’re a newbie in terms of frameworks or don’t want to cram your brain with additional and sometimes not quite necessary framework functions, Siimple will be your perfect match.
Another universal framework designers should be aware of. Pure takes into consideration every request designers may have, therefore your design will be not only responsive but also of the highest quality in terms of its visual impact.
Making the website powerful and stylish at the same time, Blueprint enables everything you could dream of in terms of web design. The framework’s developers thought of all the tools, templates and editors you might need while designing a website. Thus, you won’t need anything additional for this process to be unbreakable.
Each framework mentioned above contains a set of necessary functions designers should be capable of using. Not only do these functions make the process of a web design easier, they also make it possible for designers to learn new web design tricks with every passing day.