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3 Web Designing Framework To Watch Out in 2014

Welcome to 2014, web developers. There are a few days left to say that yet but as we will go for the holidays, just like you guys, we thought of wishing you in advance.
It has been a fascinating year for web development guys, really. There have been a few very strong web development frameworks around which helps people to build complete and functional web templates, irrespective of their knowledge level in Java Script and CSS. In fact, we expect 2014 to continue in this manner as well.
Frankly, we don’t count responsive web design to be the next big thing. It is already THE BIG THING. However, we also hope that this technology will improve further in coming years. After all, who can neglect the mobile visitors to his websites? Each website must be prepared to handle whatever display the visitor might be having.
We will explore a few CSS frameworks in this article so that the programmers can effectively build more feature-packed and intuitive websites in 2014.

Twitter Bootstrap 3

Whether you are designing a personal portfolio or a shopping cart for an e-commerce site or just a business website, Twitter’s intuitive and responsive bootstrap is something which can come handy in any situation. It is not a bundle of CSS or JS scripts, those are available everywhere. In fact, Twitter’s Bootstrap is a responsive workhorse. The third version has even more features added to it and these features can tell you one thing in particular, Twitter is here to stay, for sure.
Do you know, you can design sliders, which are universal i.e. they can run on any device, using the JS which comes built-in with the Twitter Bootstrap? Modals, Tooltips, Carousels, Tabs, Scrollspy, Dropdowns and what not are included in the Twitter Bootstrap.
You can easily learn Twitter Bootstrap using the online learning material, which is pretty complete and detailed, we believe. Don’t delay and learn today to gain competitive advantage.

Foundation Framework

Foundation Framework has emerged as the best framework to design websites and web templates with its launch of version 5 during the second half of 2013. designed by Zurb, it has many features which are common to Twitter Bootstrap but some features are even better. We expect it to be much more popular during 2014.
Foundation framework has 12 grid system, just like Twitter bootstrap. You can easily use reusable HTML components here and whatever JS plug-in you wish to use. Additionally, it supports SASS stylesheets. You can compile the SASS and then convert into CSS and use it freely in Foundation framework. If you want to leave the personal touch on your works, the SASS is the best way of achieving it.
There are some interesting features, such as the Off Canvas and Improved Form and time can tell how well the designers will be able to make use of those. You can read a lot about Foundation framework online and quite a few articles are written on what’s new in version 5.

Gumby Framework

Gumby itself is built on a preprocessed SASS so you know what to expect from it. You can design and built and covert designs right on this framework. As it is SASS based, you will need to understand how SASS works. There are lots of variable attributes in SASS which can be changed to personalise it more. The other noteworthy feature of Gumby is the Modular scale. It is built-in and uses a “Golden Rule” for typography.
It supports every browser, including IE 8 and above, but then every framework we mentioned till now does the same.

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