By Deane Barker on August 28, 2007

blueprintcss – Google Code: Why am I so shocked at the notion of a CSS framework? We have server-side frameworks, javascript frameworks, etc. But when I saw the phrase “CSS framework,” I thought “of course, what a great idea…”

Blueprint is a CSS framework, which aims to cut down on your CSS development time. It gives you a solid CSS foundation to build your project on top of, with an easy-to-use grid, sensible typography, and even a stylesheet for printing.



  1. Yeah, it’s great. I’ve used it on a couple of website designs, and it’s very nice to use, quick, simple layouts.

    Good timing — they just upgraded to 0.5 :-)

  2. How is this different from Yahoo!’s CSS stuff? (YUI) According to the website their CSS stuff does the following:

    • CSS Reset (neutralizes browser CSS styles)
    • CSS Base (applies consistent style foundation for common elements)
    • CSS Fonts (foundation for typography and font-sizing)
    • CSS Grids (more than 1,000 CSS-driven wireframes in a 4KB file)

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