10 New Frontend Web Frameworks Worth Considering for 2015

We have covered web frameworks many times before, and just felt that today was a good time to bring everybody up-to-date with some the the recently released frameworks that have stood out from the crowd recently, and may be worth your attention.

In it’s simplest form a frontend web framework is just a useful collection of CSS, HTML and JavaScript components that you can quickly use in our own projects. But we will also know that there is much more to them than that. Some are super-lightweight with minimal components, others, can be a good bit heavier and jam-packed full of every conceivable component. Choice is of course down to the preference of the designer and the size and type of project. So do choose wisely!

New Front-End Frameworks

Materialize (Sass)

Materialize is a new framework that utilizes many of the styles, elements, components, animations and of course, the principles of Google's Material Design. It comes in two different forms, the Standard, which includes both the minified and unminified CSS and JS files, and the SASS version, which will give you more control over which components will be included.

Materialize

Material UI (Less)

Material UI is a Less CSS framework combined with a huge collection of React-powered components that also implement Google's Material Design specs. It's available as an npm package.

Material UI

Material Design for Bootstrap

Material Design for Bootstrap is, obviously, a theme for Bootstrap that lets you quickly and easily use the design specs from Material Design in your own Bootstrap-powered project.

Material Framework

Smaller in scope than the other Material Design frameworks on this page, but still worthy of a mention, as the Material Framework is super-lightweight and only includes CSS-only components.

Material Design for Bootstrap

Themosis WordPress Framework

Using an elegant and simple code syntax, the Themosis WordPress Framework uses "modern" PHP features like anonymous functions, namespaces, is Composer ready and is a mix between WordPress best practices and a typical MVC framework.

Themosis WordPress Framework

PowerToCSS

Based on the principles of SMACSS and DRY, PowerToCSS is a lightweight CSS framework that offers a rock-solid foundation to get you started quickly on your next web project.

PowerToCSS

Kouto Swiss

kouto swiss is a complete CSS framework for Stylus that gives you lots of mixins, functions and utilities to code faster, and also includes the power of the caniuse website to make your stylesheets fit your compatibility needs.

Kouto Swiss

Muffin

Not a framework per se, but still worth mentioning, Muffin is a design focused front-end web template for reating static sites using SASS and Jekyll. Muffin takes advantage of common practices from Bootstrap, Boilerplate, inuit.css and other libaries to let you get straight into coding straight away.

Muffin

csstyle

csstyle is a modern approach for creating maintainable stylesheets. The csstyle method is implemented using a set of SASS mixins that make your CSS readable and semantic, it generates selectors and will automatically handle specificity and nesting.

csstyle

Furtive CSS

Furtive is mobile-first framework with a very small footprint. Furtive remains lightweight because it doesn't worry about older browser versions, meaning that it can use ‘cutting edge tech’ like flexbox, SVGs, and limited vendor prefixing. It's also available in SCSS, CSS, and comes with a gulpfile for customizing the build.

Furtive CSS

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Paul Andrew

Paul is the founder and editor of Speckyboy Design Magazine. He has many years experience within the web design industry and a passion for the latest web technologies and design trends. He lives in the small town of Inverness in the north of Scotland. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Google+.

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