For those that spend an incredible amount of time working on the front-end of design we all have our unique toolkits that simplify and streamline our workflows. This may include a CSS framework (or two) that speed things up so that we can continue to churn out great work in a reasonable amount of time.
Although I’ve been a long-time fan of Bootstrap but I’m not dogmatic meaning I am willing to try something new to see if it gives me a similar or better (hopefully) experience with front-end CSS development.
So when I happened upon this new-ish framework that made me instantly think back to my childhood and the green flexible toy that I had lying around the house, I knew I had to give it a shot.
Gumby 2 is a CSS framework and has gone through a big transition already with a focus on their rewrite via SASS, allowing easier customization and maintenance. For fans of SASS this will be a natural fit for your needs.
Add things like integration with Google WebFonts for embedding those sweet custom fonts for your applications or even a UI Kit to help predefine classes you’ve got a powerful workhorse. Add Symbol Fonts / Icon Font implementations and retina and responsive features you may be tempted to seriously invest some time looking into Gumby.
Here are some example sites that are using it right now:
You can get a copy via GitHub and be greeted by an MIT license structure to boot. Take a look and let us know what you think!