Hello Friends, In this Article, we are going to take a look at the TOP 5 CSS Framework of 2017, which is widely used in the web development industry, But first let us take a look at what is a framework?

What is a Web Design Framework?

a framework is a package made up of a structure of files and folders of standardized code (HTML, CSS, Javascript, etc…) which can be used to support the development of websites, web apps. So basically a framework is the foundation of beginning a website or a web app, in which framework allows you to have everything you need to begin. So now let’s begin with the TOP 5 CSS Framework of 2017.

TOP 5 CSS Framework of 2017

1. Twitter Bootstrap

Bootstrap is a responsive framework, it is an open source so many people have built upon it and improved it, it has variety of different templates to get you started, it is full of features which include jQuery plugins and earlier uses SASS which is a CSS Preprocessor, and with Bootstrap 4 and above it uses LESS which is a another most popular CSS Preprocessor, it allowed you to customise what you download by choosing just the components you need for your project and it’s very well documented.

Interesting fact of the Bootstrap

As of September 2017, Bootstrap powers over 16.7% Internet Websites

2. Bulma

Bulma is a responsive framework, it’s very simple to learn and use, it includes a large variety of components, Bulma is built in SASS, it’s very Modular, only can necessary code can be used, the class names are highly readable, Bulma has a CSS Grid 12 Columns System which is built on Flexbox

3. MUI

MUI is a lightweight CSS framework and based on Google’s Material Design guidelines, the learning curve is just like the Bootstrap framework, it also supports Angular and React Frameworks, which make it very expandable and fairly easy to use with its help of detailed documentation

4. Semantic UI

Semantic UI is responsive CSS framework similar to Bootstrap but more advanced, it’s powered by the LESS which is a popular CSS Preprocessor and jQuery it has a sleek flat design which helps in creating a great-looking lightweight design.

Interesting fact of the Semantic UI

Semantic UI is used by the Top 10,000 Sites in the world!

5. Spectre

Spectre is Responsive, Lightweight and Modern CSS framework, this framework is getting popular day by day, it uses SASS which is another popular CSS Preprocessor and very modular it allowed you to customise what you download by choosing just the components you need for your project, has a long variety of components and uses FlexBox for the Grid System


Selecting the right framework for your project depends on the project needs, whether its need to be flexible, fluid, modern or backward browsers compatibility, newbie friendly, or for an expert developer, yet I think a newbie should understand underneath, how the CSS framework work and starts their journey through Bootstrap.

Happy Coding!


RIDDHI · November 6, 2017 at 1:24 pm

Awesome article

kanchan · February 22, 2018 at 9:21 am

great nyc

Gowtham V · May 5, 2019 at 4:37 pm

Great list . I have used Twitter Bootstrap for many of my work.

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