Semantic and non-semantic grid layouts, base templates, table designs, navigation elements, typography and lots, lots more.
Build high performance websites in no time for old browers and new browsers alike without worrying about browser quirks.
An optimised atomic design gives you full control of the look and feel of your site while keeping code bloat minimal.
Don't need certain features? Don't include them. Unlike other frameworks, you can include only the components you need.
Although the overall look and feel are most definitely inspired by Twitter Bootstrap, Cascade framework is not just another Bootstrap clone. Where Twitter Bootstrap puts its focus on delivering shiny user elements that can be dropped into any project and takes control of your project's overall look-and-feel, Cascade Framework is intended to do the opposite. By splitting your CSS into separate files based on features rather than selectors as well as by implementing atomic design, Cascade Framework puts you in control!
Also different from Twitter Bootstrap or other CSS Frameworks out there, Cascade Framework can be used for modern browsers and older browsers alike. All features of Cascade Framework support Internet Explorer from IE6 upwards or degrade gracefully. With Cascade Framework you no longer have to choose between supporting only modern browsers or downgrading your design.
The following table gives an overview of the available Cascade modules.
|core.css||Cross-browser rules for building your page structure.||8545 B||2653 B|
|typography.css||Font sizes, line heights and other typographical rules||2976 B||1133 B|
|tables.css||Classes that can be combined to layout your HTML tables||1108 B||370 B|
|colors.css||Text colors, backgrounds and border colors||5354 B||1695 B|
|modern.css||Rounded corners, box-shadow and other CSS3 styles||3731 B||819 B|
|helpers.css||Generic helper classes||1226 B||394 B|
|grids.css||Presentational grid classes||1784 B||465 B|
|responsive.css||Responsive support||2980 B||653 B|
|mobile-grids.css||Mobile specific grid classes||2970 B||555 B|
|tablet-grids.css||Tablet specific grid classes||2992 B||569 B|
|phone-grids.css||Phone specific grid classes||2877 B||550 B|
|icons.css||Icons||14362 B||2792 B|
|icons-ie7.css||Icon support for IE<8||34991 B||2994 B|
|print.css||Print styles||573 B||340 B|
Cascade Framework provides you with 4 custom builds, that combine different modules into a single file.
|build-core+typography.css||Contains only the core and typography modules.||11521 B||3540 B|
|build-core+typography+responsive.css||Adds responsive support.||14501 B||4017 B|
|build-full.css||All modules, except for IE<8 icons and print styles.||51902 B||10830 B|
|build-full-no-icons.css||Full build without icon classes.||37540 B||7989 B|
Is Cascade Framework still not lightweight enough to fit your personal needs? There's now also an even more lightweight version of Cascade Framework. Check it out on Github!
Want to see real world examples of how to use the framework? Check out the showcase below.
Planned features for Cascade Framework 2 :
Want to help? Fork the project at Github.
You can also help by making a donation with PayPal.
Check out the documentation for an overview and demos of the Cascade Framework's features.