Web UI Frameworks Worth a Try

We have been used to the fact that every second site looks like Twitter. That’s because of their awesome Bootstrap UI framework. We’ve seen CSS frameworks before, but all of them were narrow enough to solve one problem at a time. Usually this meant a grid layout and resetting CSS. Twitter Bootstrap not only provides you with flexible responsive grids but adds many useful components. It’s pretty easy to build a prototype site just by adding appropriate classes into your tags and see how beautiful CSS3 magic unfold on your pages.

From another point of view, a site built with Bootstrap loses it’s individuality. When you see Twitter buttons and menus, you can even forget what site are you at. They generally look just the same. It’s pretty ok, when you do a site for non-profitable organizations or an open-source project. Such sites will look clean and handy without a penny spent on designing them.

But how to make site look more unique?

Let’s try something different then. There are many UI frameworks available. Most of them are free but some are commercial. Some can be great alternatives to Bootstrap and some are targeted for mobile usage. So here they are, with their official descriptions.