Top 5 Front-end frameworks

Top JavaScript, CSS and HTML Frontend frameworks that would create a buzz in 2018 also

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:

Top 5 JavaScript Frameworks:

JavaScript is one of the most widely used programming languages used to develop highly interactive websites. The language can be used to add audio, video and other interesting content to any website. Enlisting here are some of the best JavaScript frontend development frameworks that will shine in 2018:

  1. AngularJS

An open source JavaScript based development platform, AngularJS is widely used for developing desktop and mobile based applications which offer rich user-experience. Besides development, the platform is also used for the testing of applications.

  1. ReactJS

Yet another excellent JavaScript based platform for developers is ReactJS, maintained by Facebook, Instagram and other web development community. It is perfect for large web application interfaces as well as mobile applications. About ReactJS, it can be said that it offers a rather simpler programming model for unmatched performance.

  1. Vue.JS

Vue.JS is a popular JavaScript fronted development framework used for creating interesting user interfaces. Vue.JS makes web development a lot easier and simpler. There are supported libraries and packages to help you add some advanced and complex features. You can easily implement declarative UI, components, hot-reloading, etc.

  1. Ember.js

An open-source JavaScript frontend web development framework, Ember.js is based on Model-view-ViewModel (MVVM) framework. While it is great for developing web apps, it can also be used for creating feature-rich desktop and mobile applications. Some of the well-known websites like Groupon, Microsoft, Yahoo, etc. use Ember.js.

  1. Backbone.JS

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:

  1. Pure

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.

  1. Materialize

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.

  1. Bootstrap

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.

  1. Kube:

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.

  1. Bulma

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:

  1. Montage

An open-source HTML5 framework, Montage is great for building modern apps. It features JavaScript library for declarative binding to ensure that app data and UI remain in sync. It’s ‘Blueprints’ feature allows associative binding of metadata onto the app objects – an amazing function when it comes to dealing with a number of dynamic page elements.

  1. Skeleton

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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. HTML KickStart

HTML5 KickStart is a rather new package of CSS, HTML and JavaScript files to let you save hours on UI development work. It’s lighter and packs interesting UI components like stylish navigation bars, fancy buttons, scalable icons, a responsive grid layout, and touch-enabled slideshow components among others.


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.


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