NETTUTS 960gs CSS Framework Tutorial

NETTUTS has put together a great video tutorial on the 960gs CSS grid framework, something I have been experimenting with lately.

A Detailed Look at the 960 CSS Framework

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.

  • michaelmartin

    I haven't tried any of the CSS frameworks out yet, thought it is quite tempting. At the very least, it has to be worth one go just to see what the fuss is all about! :)

    • redwall_hp

      I've tried 960gs a little recently, and I'm going to be using it in a new project. There are a couple things I don't like about it, but overall it's nice.

  • jos

    960gs is good only for designers to give them a grid to hold on. 960gs.css will make your css weight more, html look like shit and be full of extra wrappers. There is no sense in using it, unless you do not know css and can’t split containers into columns. For large news sites – maybe, but then you will most likely develop custom grid system, more suitable for your project’s needs.

    Learn css, write clean html with least wrappers you can and give them functional class names. DO NOT USE FRAMEWORKS!