YUI Grids vs Blueprint (CSS Frameworks)


  1. None of the frameworks out there really worked for me, they were too static. But I did learn a lot from them all. So I just created my own framework instead that uses php to do cool stuff like grids, image replacement, math and whatnot. 🙂

    It\’s similar to Blueprint in its style though.


  2. You\’ve seen the YUI Grids Builder, right? Doesn\’t build you a custom CSS file but that\’s because you should be using the hosted version anyways. It\’s a great starting point to quickly rough out the major sections of a page.


  3. @Anthony – Thanks for the link to CSScaffold. I\’m not quite sure about adding php to my css workflow, but I\’m always up for new things. I\’ve downloaded it and will check it out.

    @Pat – I have seen the YUI Grids Builder, which is another reason I\’m still looking at it.

    I should probably use each one in a separate project… it\’ll be more work getting to know them, but perhaps worth the effort in the long run.

  4. I never did find a photoshop template for YUI.

    This was an issue for me in some respects, but ultimately I ended up going with Blueprint for (what I perceived as) its flexibility.

    For the most part, I\’ve actually given up on using grids as most of the layouts I create are not complex enough to warrant them. I\’ve updated the article to reflect both of these things.

  5. Michel

    I\’ve tried YUI and I wasn\’t really impressed with the ease of breaking the design. I\’ve been trying BluePrint for a day now and it really made things easy. This product is working for me because it\’s flexible and the layout will do what I want it to do.

    1. This is the same reason that I ultimately dropped YUI for Blueprint as well.

  6. I have been using a tool for forming BluePrint tempaltes called Boks.
    Official statement:
    \”Boks is an AIR application (so it works on Windows, Mac and Linux) that provides a User Interface for Blueprint CSS\’s framework. It\’s been designed for those who think the Grid System is good but never really took the time to give it love.\”

    here is the URI:

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