If you’ve ever felt that most CSS frameworks out there are too bloated or too complex for your own designs, here are 10+ best lightweight CSS frameworks that may be worth your consideration.
Milligram provides a minimal setup of styles for a fast and clean starting point. Just it! Only 2kb gzipped! It’s not about a UI framework. Specially designed for better performance and higher productivity with fewer properties to reset resulting in cleaner code.
A lightweight, unobtrusive and style-agnostic, CSS framework aimed for practical use cases. Comes with a small footprint and zero bullshit.
An SCSS framework built to provide base styles, CSS components, and rapid static prototyping for Dropbox.
Concise is a lightweight, front-end framework that provides a number of great features without the bloat. Concise is built based on Object-Oriented CSS principles and keeps semantics in mind to provide a small learning curve, and a high level of customization.
Lightweight and minimal code. Spend less time overriding styles and focus more time on creating beautiful website applications.
Penguin is a lightweight and extensible front-end framework built with Sass to kickstart any web project.
Simple, modern, responsive website framework. Caramel is fully responsive, meaning you only need to write code once, to have the same results across multiple platforms.
Workless is a CSS base framework to get your projects up and running as quickly as possible.
Complete CSS framework for Stylus, inspired by great tools like nib, compass, bourbon.
Dead Simple Grid
Responsive CSS grid micro framework that is just that.