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🚀20 Best CSS3 Library For Developers.

Chetan Atrawalkar👉CA.
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Web Developers used to spend a lot of time creating beautiful CSS. Thanks to the CSS libraries, we now have a better, faster, and more effective way to build responsive websites and web applications.

Are you still looking for the best CSS libraries? Do you want to know which library you should try? In this article, we have 20 best CSS libraries for your inspiration.

🤔 How do CSS libraries work?

CSS library gives web developers a basic structure, which includes grid, interactive UI patterns, web typography, tooltips, buttons, form elements, icons. This structure helps web developers to start quickly and efficiently when they are designing a website or web applications.

Here we have put together 20 best CSS libraries. We hope you like them, and most importantly, find the best one for your needs.

Let's go....🤩

1. Animate.css

Animate

  • Animate.css is a library of ready-to-use, cross-browser animations for use in your web projects.
  • Great for emphasis, home pages, sliders, and attention-guiding hints.

2. Picnic.css

picnic

  • Picnic CSS is a lightweight and beautiful CSS library.
  • Picnic is completely modular so you can easily modify and test each part.

3. Magic Animation

magic

  • Magic CSS are a set of simple animations to include in your web or app project's.
  • Provide CSS3 Animations with special effects.

4. Cirrus.css

cirrus

  • Cirrus.CSS a component and utility centric SCSS framework designed for rapid prototyping.
  • A fully responsive and comprehensive SCSS framework with beautiful controls and simplistic structure.

5. Halfmoon.css

halfmoon

  • Halfmoon is a responsive front-end framework with a lot of useful and interesting qualities to help you build websites.
  • It comes with a built-in dark mode, which is one of its most important and defining features.

6. The CSS Cascade

cascade

  • The CSS Cascade is one of the most powerful parts of CSS.
  • The CSS Cascade is the way our browsers resolve competing CSS declarations.
  • We style our websites using CSS, which stands for Cascading Style Sheets.

7. CUBE CSS

cube

  • A CSS methodology oriented towards simplicity and consistency with a heavy dosage of pragmatism.
  • The focus of the methodology is utilising the power of CSS and the web platform as a whole, with some added controls and structures.

8. 98.CSS

98

  • 98.css is a CSS library for building interfaces that look like Windows 98.
  • Missing the good old days of computing? Use this design system to recreate those classic UIs.

9. Fluiditype

fluid

  • Fluiditype CSS library serves to avoid the responsive web by focusing on pure fluidity in which the system communicates what size to be rendered.
  • Recommend to be used for blogs, portfolios and documentation.

10. NES.css

nes

  • NES.css is NES-style (8bit-like) CSS Framework.
  • NES.css only provides components. You will need to define your own layout.

11. Primer CSS

Primer

  • Primer CSS is built upon systems that form the foundation of our styles such as spacing, typography, and color.
  • Utility-centric and BEM-style components to give you the building blocks for any web project.

12. Semantic UI

semantic

  • Semantic UI is a front-end development framework similar to bootstrap designed for theming.
  • It is a development framework that helps create beautiful, responsive layouts using human-friendly HTML.

13. Milligram

milligrams

  • 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.

14. Spectre.css

spectre

  • Spectre.css CSS Framework is a lightweight, responsive and modern CSS framework for faster and extensible development.
  • Spectre covers all of the basic CSS expectations from Bootstrap, such as buttons, forms, icons, etc.

15. Foundation

foundation

  • Foundation is a most advanced responsive front-end framework.
  • Foundation is a family of responsive front-end frameworks that make it easy to design beautiful responsive websites, apps and emails that look amazing on any device.

16. Skeleton

skeleton

  • Skeleton is a light-weight, responsive, and highly customizable CSS library built with mobile in mind.
  • There’s zero compiling or installing necessary, and it works well with additional CSS stylesheets and front-end Frameworks.

17. UIkit

uikit

  • UIkit is a lightweight and modular front-end framework for developing fast and powerful web interfaces.
  • UIkit gives you a comprehensive collection of HTML, CSS, and JS components. It can be extended with themes and is easy to customize to create your own look.

18. Bulma

bulma

  • Bulma is a free, open source framework that provides ready-to-use frontend components that you can easily combine to build responsive web interfaces.
  • No CSS knowledge required.

19. Bootstrap

bootstrap

  • Bootstrap is a potent front-end framework used to create modern websites and web apps.
  • It's open-source and free to use, yet features numerous HTML and CSS templates for UI interface elements such as buttons and forms.

20. Tailwind CSS

tailwind

  • Tailwind CSS is a utility-first CSS framework packed with classes like flex, pt-4, text-center and rotate-90 that can be composed to build any design, directly in your markup.
  • Tailwind offers predesigned widgets to build a site from scratch with fast UI development.

Conclusion 👋.

There are many CSS libraries that can be implemented on your projects. Those listed above are a few with the best combination of complexity, ease, and stability. Each CSS library differs from others and each fit different situations.

🙏 Please share your valuable feedback in comment section which is yours favourite library and which library you used in daily basis to improve your UI and productivity.

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Alexander Niebuhr

You forgot to add windicss.org/

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Anguram Shanmugam

How it's differ from tailwindcss

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Alexander Niebuhr

It's faster :)

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Anguram Shanmugam

Duh, 🙄 Tailwindcss

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Chetan Atrawalkar👉CA. Author

Sure in next part.
Thank you ❤️

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Alexey Antipov

Good selection of CSS libraries! 👍

For those who want to quickly compare the libraries side by side, you can use Moiva.io project (I'm the author of it) - multiple metrics from different data sources.

I prepared a comparison of some of the libraries from this article moiva.io/?npm=animate.css+cirrus-u...

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Alexander
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Matin Najafi

Susy is great too, but it wasn't on your list :)

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Chetan Atrawalkar👉CA. Author

Thanks for share.❤️
I will add in the next part 🤗

🤖 Keep following for more upcoming post...

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Amn3s1a2018

You mean, it's dead too like Semantic? ;)

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Matin Najafi

Hmmm, is it dead? :/

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khejit68

They say it's deprecated on the main page.

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Serge Lachapelle

Some dead frameworks in there ... you should do some investigation before suggesting frameworks that are dead and have not received any updates for years...

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Gleisser

Amazing list, thank you

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Nick Haralampopoulos

Thank you for the great post. Unfortunately Semantic UI's development has stopped since October 2018. But there is a Fomantic-UI. Fomantic was created to continue development of Semantic-UI and has the intent to merged with the master one development restart. It is now on version 2.8

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Ryan Jentzsch

Okay other than maybe a parody or joke website who seriously wants their web page to look like Windows 98?

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Ashutosh Mishra

A long and fresh list, many libraries which you mentioned are exclusive to your post and are not generally known or talked about. Great Effort :)

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Chetan Atrawalkar👉CA. Author

Thank you for your motivation 😜

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Chetan Atrawalkar👉CA. Author

It's effect called fade from bottom and it's a animation part.

If my post helpful so please don't forget to like this post and save. Keep following 🤗

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juanfabiorey

Thank you! This is awesone!

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Chetan Atrawalkar👉CA. Author

Thank you 😊
Please like, share with friends and keep following for more posts ❤️.

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Rajendra chouhan

this is great , Thankz

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Chetan Atrawalkar👉CA. Author

Please like, share with friends and keep following for more posts ❤️.
Thank you so much 🤗

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Yiannis Christodoulou

+1 for UIkit

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Chetan Atrawalkar👉CA. Author

🤗

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Sean van Zuidam

Really nice list @chetan_atrawalkar

Maybe fylgja.dev can join your future list 😁

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Chetan Atrawalkar👉CA. Author

Thank you so much ❤️
Yes but everyone support me like u🤗 bcus positive comments give more motivation 🙏

Keep following 🤩

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bacloud14

I used Chota.css which is fine for someone like me who doesn't want to handle layout and positioning at least, styling is fine, simple and minimal.

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Chetan Atrawalkar👉CA. Author

Yup it's amazing 🙂
Thank you ❤️

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Stanley Lim

Glad to see Cirrus CSS make this list. 😊

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Chris ☕️

Thanks for this! Would you recommend Bootstrap or Tailwind?

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Aus G

Bootstrap for fast prototyping, tailwindcss is like more customizable, so you would spend a little more time building a website.

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Glenn Philp
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RioBrewster

Foundation has gotten pretty stale. We are looking into alternative frameworks.

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Beatriz

And materialize? 🧐I Love it. What Do yo think about It?

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Posandu

Nice post @chetan_atrawalkar ! ❤ Can you add this library too ?

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Chetan Atrawalkar👉CA. Author

Thank you. Sure ❤️

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