Hey Guys,

Long time no post. Sorry, I was taken hostage by Reddit. After escaping Reddit's mom's basement with little more than a salad fork and chewed bubble gum, I thought I would share a new CSS grid I made, Barebones.css. It originally started as me trying to trim down Skeleton, but then I decided to rebuild the code. Recently, I think it became more of a spinoff than an extension. It is smaller than skeleton, holding just the bare essentials to build a site with 960. I also think it sticks more towards the 960 philosophy.

Anyway, I hope everyone find this useful and if you have any critiques or opinions, please let me know.
  • heat.

    "Barebones is Ron Swanson, Liam Neeson, and Rambo all rolled into one."

    I like that.
  • Jandro

    very cool.
  • HMPHRY

    Thanks guys!
  • Jake DL

    Jandro said:very cool.
  • DrowningDesign

    You know when you have one of those moments where you know of / have seen something somewhere on the web and then you find out that its someone you know from somewhere else on the web?
    Yeah, that.

    I really like your form elements from Skeleton so I have used some of the css in my own base style sheet that I then build upon.
  • La Muerta

    Now THIS is a xmas present i needed! RAD!
  • Adhesive Hippo

    Never seen skeleton before, I downloaded the .zip and I'll take a closer look at it tomorrow. Nicely done Chad. I actually learned CSS by looking at your myspace code for bands, that dropdown menu you did on a couple of them still perplexes me.
  • HMPHRY

    DrowningDesign said:You know when you have one of those moments where you know of / have seen something somewhere on the web and then you find out that its someone you know from somewhere else on the web?
    Yeah, that.

    I really like your form elements from Skeleton so I have used some of the css in my own base style sheet that I then build upon.

    I didn't write Skeleton, that was David Gamache. Barebones is a smaller, alternate version of Skeleton. I wrote it from the ground up. It is still responsive but I didn't add the forms or typography. Instead I stuck with the pull and push feature of 960, which really helps with the break down of a responsive website.

    Adhesive Hippo said:Never seen skeleton before, I downloaded the .zip and I'll take a closer look at it tomorrow. Nicely done Chad. I actually learned CSS by looking at your myspace code for bands, that dropdown menu you did on a couple of them still perplexes me.

    Thanks man. There are few work around for CSS dropdown menus now, but with myspace dead, there are no real reason for them. Skeleton is great, but I felt it had a lot of features I wasn't into. Barebones is just the basics of a responsive version of the 960 grid system.
  • TRIBE

    You are a madman,Chad! I always look forward to seeing the things you work on. This makes me want to learn things I don't know yet.
  • RustyEight

    I'd totally get into this if I didn't avoid grids like the plague. I feel they are very limiting as far as creativity is concerned. They influence you to use the same layouts, the same feel, and doesn't really lend to the evolution of the website. Looks nice though.
  • RustyEight

    P.S. You should probably submit this to hacker news. They'd probably like it.
  • HMPHRY

    TRIBE said:You are a madman,Chad! I always look forward to seeing the things you work on. This makes me want to learn things I don't know yet.

    Thanks man. I might have a few more things up my sleeve in the next few weeks!

    RustyEight said:I'd totally get into this if I didn't avoid grids like the plague. I feel they are very limiting as far as creativity is concerned. They influence you to use the same layouts, the same feel, and doesn't really lend to the evolution of the website. Looks nice though.

    Grids are only as limiting as you make them. Grids, at their core, only exist to help you display your content in an appealing and easily readable way. They shouldn't dictate how your site is designed, only how your content is arranged.

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