In order to survive the cutthroat competition in the online marketplace, businesses always strive to stay at the technology forefront. In order to realize their objectives, they rely on the web development community for innovative technologies like responsive frameworks to develop user-centric applications. There are several frameworks available for the development community which they use in a number of applications to trigger immense user engagement.
Web Development experts at TecMaestro have summarized a few extremely useful frameworks which helped them in the year 2017 and will continue their legacy in 2018 as well. We have categorized them for your convenience:
Based on the Model View Presenter (MVP), Backbone.JS as the frontend development framework facilitates the development of the structure of application on client side. As it is event-based, the codes are usually cleaner, less complicated and easier to maintain. Being open-source, there are over 100 extensions to enhance the functionalities of apps.
Top 5 CSS Frameworks:
When it comes to adding visual style and layout of a website, CSS frameworks can help add a little fineness to it. Let’s see the most popular CSS Frameworks that will be helping development community in 2018:
A minimal CSS framework, Pure is known for its simplicity and style. Being smaller in size, it offers a better choice for all development needs where responsiveness is of utmost choice.
Materialize is based on Google’s Material Design featuring specific design pattern. This framework lets you do a lot of visual styling to impress users. It looks professional and saves a lot of time of developers. You may want to look for any other option if you want uniqueness and exclusivity in your project.
Certainly not a lightweight framework, but absolutely most popular framework among developers. In fact, it is one of the oldest frameworks which is going to enjoy its fame for longer. Due to an easy to use nature and a number of developers using it for their projects, Bootstrap has become an obvious choice for adding responsiveness to any website.
Modern day developers have developed a liking towards Kube for the fantastic characteristics that it exhibits – support for all modern browsers, light in weight, appealing templates and styles, etc. Also, it is based on Flexbox which offers many interesting features and added functionalities for layout.
Free, open-source, Flexbox-based CSS framework – Bulma – provides many reasons to web designers and developers to choose it for a fancy front-end work. It is fully responsive and modular, and offers a wonderful desktop and mobile-viewing experience.
Top 5 HTML Frameworks:
Most of the HTML frameworks utilize other technologies as well. However, they are great for any HTML5 project to get it off the ground and add interesting features to it. Here are top 5 picks in no particular order:
A simple, clean responsive CSS based framework for HTML5 projects, Skeleton binds all features essential for a device-specific design. Besides a responsive layout grid, it provides a PSD template, standard media queries, CSS class for responsive elements, etc. Skeleton is a great choice if you want to get started with your project quickly.
- Foundation by Zurb
Foundation is one of the most preferred responsive frontend frameworks to create interesting web designs. Interesting features of Foundation include rapid-prototyping capabilities, responsive grid system, and many more.
- HTML5 Boilerplate
HTML5 Boilerplate is a popular open-source frontend tool to kick start HTML5 websites and web apps in no time. Features of HTML5 Boilerplate include – placeholder icons, a mobile-friendly HTML template, CSS resets, standard media queries, etc. It supports all modern web browsers, and features HTML5 shiv for non-modern web browsers.
- HTML KickStart
The abovementioned frameworks are just a few examples, but there are countless frontend frameworks around to help web community design and develop interesting websites/apps which can perform excellently across all devices. Some of them are quoted here which developers can choose based on their project and preferences.