Django's third-party modules include Bootstrap and Foundation integration, so I tried that, and neither of them worked that well. By which I mean, I followed the instructions to add each one, reloaded my web page that should now be nice and shiny, and got the second most common programming outcome: nothing happened. A bunch of debugging and trying to follow contradictory instructions led to partial results, but certainly neither of them were really "turnkey" or "out of the box". So, let's consider 10 Lightweight Alternatives To Bootstrap & Foundation, judging each one by its tagline or, in one special case, by its icon.
- [Skeleton is a] dead simple, responsive boilerplate.
- Cardinal is a modular, “mobile-first” CSS framework built with performance and scalability in mind.
[Although I'll note that Cardinal can be rejected a priori:
- A better front-end framework.
Give up the bloat. Stop tripping over your classes. Be Concise.
- [PowerToCSS] A versatile CSS Framework. Simple, light and responsive!
A forward-thinking, CSS micro-framework (3.92kB gzipped).
Low-level CSS Toolkit
- MUELLER is a modular grid system for responsive/adaptive and non–responsive layouts, based on Compass. You have full control over column width, gutter width, baseline grid and media–queries.
- [Tuktuk] A new smart kid on the Responsive block...
... Not trying to compete with Bootstrap or Foundation because they play in another league.
- [Base] A super simple, responsive framework built for all devices big, small and in-between
Insane, no-nonsense CSS grid