Benefits of using these top 5 Responsive HTML5 Frameworks in 2017?

Aug 30, 2017
VMtech

Google Chrome and Opera offer the highest range of HTML 5 Framework features while other browsers are really just trying to get in the league. Developers are also doing the hard-work for developing apps and other platforms that will work on all browsers including the ones listed above. HTML5 frameworks entered the big leagues in 2015 as the latter was a big year for it owing to its Video feature, but getting started with HTML5 framework has never been easy for developers.

Responsive HTML5 frameworks help in shortening the time and energy spent in repeated programming tasks and often come handy when you have to make a front-end website.

You can design a cross browser compatible website easily using this framework and it comes enhanced with some amazing features like cross-browser compatibility, SASS in-built, customization, clean coding, responsiveness, etc. With HTML5 Frameworks, you can build websites that are lightweight and take less time to load.

Our developers did some research and we came up top 5 responsive HTML5 frameworks in 2017. So, let’s check them out:

  1. Bootstrap

Famous among front-end developers, Bootstrap has been serving as a framework for 20% of the top 100,000 websites globally. Made by Twitter, it is user-friendly and gives you wide access to tools that help in building feature rich pages. The biggest benefit is that you don’t have to build the components or even the grid styles as the framework comes intact with them already saving time and energy during the process of making responsive websites. While the latest offering remains to be the third edition, release of Bootstrap V4 has been announced.

Benefits

  • Good Number of tools available that allow developers to build feature rich, urbane WebPages
  • Saves time and energy as pre-packaged framework contains grids and components
  • Easy to get started with
  • Is open source and responsive
  • Lets you make lightweight and responsive website easily
  • Powerful front end framework
  • Has the highest number of templates
  • It is quicker than foundation when it comes to development

A simple point that might become a con is that if you are new to Bootstrap then you will surely need guidance. Bootstrap also offers mobile support and it was introduced as a style guide that had the internal tools of twitter. Some developers reported that it is not light-weighted.

Overall, we give Bootstrap 8 stars out of 10.

  1. Foundation

Foundation follows the core strategy of letting developers concentrate on making responsive websites that are mobile first which can further be seen on desktop and other larger devices.

Benefits

  • Is free
  • Delivers high quality performance for modern devices
  • Available for custom application requirements
  • Works for Email, mobile, web application templates as well
  • Builds dynamic and responsive apps
  • Easy to learn

Compared to other HTML5 Frameworks, Foundation is fairly easy and can be recommended to others and doesn’t have a list of cons either. I can’t say about telephonic support or chat support but forum support is easily available at the official website too.

Foundation gets 9 out of 10.

  1. HTML Kickstart

Famous among HTML5 developers, HTML Kickstart comes with an extended range of layouts, elements among others. It has components that help drastically in making mobile apps. Components it contains include typography icons, menus, grids, buttons, etc. It has a grid layout which makes it highly responsive and enables touch-screen slide shows as well. The best part is that it makes rapid website production possible with efficiency.

Benefits

  • Is adaptable
  • Fully responsive
  • Gives developers access to wide range of elements and layouts
  • Makes it easy for developers to create indigenous HTML5 wireframes for use in demo page layout designs in a much shorter duration
  • Allows rapid website production faster and more efficiently

Finding support for HTML Kickstart is a bit hard which is a downer but overall, HTML Kickstart is good. We award it 7 out of 10 points.

  1. Skeleton

Skeleton wins points on basis of its simplicity and lightweight-ness. It is a framework that is designed for smaller projects that don’t require all of the extra files that larger frameworks come with. It is easy and 100% customizable so if you have specific design or theme needs, this framework will meet them. Skeleton is small and it allows quicker development of sites. Naturally, it allows creation of responsive websites, thanks to its 960 grid-based pattern.

Benefits

  • Allows quicker creation of websites
  • Is fully responsive and lightweight
  • Involves foundation based designs
  • Goes well with smaller devices
  • Great for newcomers

There are some drawbacks to using Skeleton such as it has only a single demo at a time. In fact, it doesn’t have the richness of CSS and development time takes longer. Besides, the templates are limited and it is not suitable for prototyping and larger projects.

Skeleton get 7 stars out of 10 from us.

  1. Siimple

When it comes to responsive web development, you simply can’t ignore Siimple framework. This system is clean, easy to use, highly sophisticated and very minimal. The adjectives and traits used in describing it are minimalistic and concise. Any websites and WebPages you design with this program come out to be flat, clean and minimal. It gives new users the easy opportunity as a processor to explore. Moreover, code lines around 6 KB in size aren’t needed in a large quantity.

Benefits

  • Minimalistic and concise
  • Results in clean, flat and minimal websites
  • Gives users the option to explore easily
  • Only a limited number of code lines that are around 6 KB in size are needed

The option of Forum support is available for Siimple users and you can check the templates and themes on wordpress.org for more information.

We give it 7 out of 10 stars.

So these were the top 5, most used and downloaded responsive HTML5 Frameworks in 2017. We will be happy to include some suggestions so if you have your own list of top 5 that differs from us, mention those in the comments section…Who doesn’t love a good read!