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CSS Framework Alternatives

Explore Five Lightweight Alternatives to Bootstrap and Foundation with Project Examples

  • First book on the market to cover Skeleton, Miligram, UI Kit, Material Design Lite, and Susy

  • Demonstrates each framework through an easy-to-follow practical project

  • Written by experienced authors used to distilling concepts to be easily followed by readers


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Aravind Shenoy, Anirudh Prabhu
    Pages 1-14
  3. Aravind Shenoy, Anirudh Prabhu
    Pages 15-40
  4. Aravind Shenoy, Anirudh Prabhu
    Pages 41-68
  5. Aravind Shenoy, Anirudh Prabhu
    Pages 69-106
  6. Aravind Shenoy, Anirudh Prabhu
    Pages 107-151
  7. Aravind Shenoy, Anirudh Prabhu
    Pages 153-167
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 169-171

About this book


Learn how to use lightweight CSS framework alternatives to build intuitive websites. This book presents five project examples that use Skeleton, Miligram, UI Kit, Material Design Lite and Susy. 

This no-nonsense introduction will help you understand the concept of designing interactive websites using these frameworks with ease. Each framework is demonstrated through a practical project in an easy-to-understand manner. 

Web design is streamlined nowadays thanks to CSS frameworks and, although Bootstrap and Foundation rule the roost with web design, you don't need an exhaustive framework like these for smaller websites.You'll get a glimpse into additional front-end frameworks which basically are pre-prepared packages containing structure of files and folders of HTML and CSS documents (some with JavaScript functions) that help designers and developers build interactive and immersive websites.


CSS Skeleton Milligram UI Kit Material design lite MDL Susy Front-end web design

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.C-wing, 809/810Mahavir Trinkets, Behind Huma Adlabs C-wing, 809/810MumbaiIndia
  2. 2.A-403, Govardhan NagarMumbaiIndia

About the authors

A Senior Technical writer by profession, Aravind Shenoy's core interests are Technical Writing, Content Writing, Content Development, Web Design, and Business Analysis. He was born and raised in Mumbai and resides there. A music buff - he loves listening to Rock n' Roll & Rap. Oasis, R.E.M, The Doors, Dire Straits, Coldplay, Jimi Hendrix, U2, Guns n’ Roses and Michael Jackson rule his playlists. An engineering graduate from the Manipal Institute of Technology and an author of several books, he is a keen learner and always believes that there is always a steep learning curve as Life is all about learning. In summary, as he quips “The most important thing is to be happy - it’s all that matters. After all, we are here for a good time, not a long time".

Anirudh Prabhu is a UI Developer with more than 7 years of experience. He specializes in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Sass, LESS, Twitter Bootstrap. He has been involved in building training materiala for HTML, CSS and jQuery for twenty19 which is portal for providing training for freshers / interns, and has authored “Introducing Materialize,” "Introducing SEO,” and “Beginning CSS Preprocessors” for Apress. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title CSS Framework Alternatives
  • Book Subtitle Explore Five Lightweight Alternatives to Bootstrap and Foundation with Project Examples
  • Authors Aravind Shenoy
    Anirudh Prabhu
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Aravind Shenoy and Anirudh Prabhu 2018
  • Publisher Name Apress, Berkeley, CA
  • eBook Packages Professional and Applied Computing Professional and Applied Computing (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4842-3398-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4842-3399-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 171
  • Number of Illustrations 74 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Web Development
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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