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Pure vs Skeleton: What are the differences?

What is Pure? A set of small, responsive CSS modules that you can use in every web project. Pure is meant to be a starting point for every website or web app. We take care of all the CSS work that every site needs, without making it look cookie-cutter.

What is Skeleton? A Beautiful Boilerplate for Responsive, Mobile-Friendly Development. Skeleton is a small collection of CSS files that can help you rapidly develop sites that look beautiful at any size, be it a 17" laptop screen or an iPhone.

Pure and Skeleton belong to "Front-End Frameworks" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Pure are:

  • A responsive grid that can be customized to your needs
  • A solid base built on Normalize.css to fix cross-browser compatibility issues
  • Consistently styled buttons that work with and

On the other hand, Skeleton provides the following key features:

  • Responsive Grid Down To Mobile
  • Fast to Start
  • Style Agnostic

"Lightweight" is the top reason why over 12 developers like Pure, while over 7 developers mention "Minimalist" as the leading cause for choosing Skeleton.

Pure and Skeleton are both open source tools. Pure with 20.1K GitHub stars and 2.07K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Skeleton with 16.8K GitHub stars and 2.93K GitHub forks.

What is Pure?

Pure is meant to be a starting point for every website or web app. We take care of all the CSS work that every site needs, without making it look cookie-cutter.

What is Skeleton?

Skeleton is a small collection of CSS files that can help you rapidly develop sites that look beautiful at any size, be it a 17" laptop screen or an iPhone.
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        Avatar of Ujjwal Bhujel
        Ujjwal Bhujel uses SkeletonSkeleton

        Like Bootstrap, It offers the same CSS framework service (Which I prefer to say cheatsheet ;)) but less complex and cleaner look and to the point.

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        Markus Gebka uses SkeletonSkeleton

        I used it for some private stuff lately where I only needed a grid and was looking for the leanest framework there is.

        Avatar of Ledger Note
        Ledger Note uses SkeletonSkeleton

        My favorite, no-frills, base responsive CSS grid.

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