NETTUTS has put together a great video tutorial on the 960gs CSS grid framework, something I have been experimenting with lately.
CSS frameworks are bloated. CSS frameworks are for people who don’t know how to code. CSS is too simple to implement a framework.
If you’ve ever read a tutorial on a CSS framework, I can guarantee that many comments mimic the previous statements. My guess is that the majority of these comments are stemmed from slight ignorance. Once you take the opportunity to spend some time with 960, you’ll be amazed at how much time can potentially be saved when developing your web applications.
I think Jeffrey Way, the creator of the video, has a point when he says that a lot of the criticism of 960gs stems from “slight ignorance.” The framework most certainly is not bloated, clocking in at a mere 4kb minimized.
This video is a nice tutorial showing how to begin using the framework, some snags you may run into along the way, etc.
If you’ve been wondering what all the hullabaloo about 960gs is about, click through and watch the video. There certainly are some projects where it is definitely a good fit. It’s a nice tool to have in your arsenal.