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So I just got out of a semester long class that went over a lot of the basics for CSS and touched a lot on PHP, Javascript, and HTML. If I know the basics of CSS and am able to make my own webpage, is it a good idea for me to use a framework to bring a better approach to the design of my website?

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Hayden Taylor
Hayden Taylor
5,076 Points

You can make you own web page with html + css + css3. Ideally you'd like to do as much as you can with those 3 things before adding other components into the mix. Why? for speed and load time. Now for frameworks which ones were you thinking of? A lot of sites use a whole variety of frameworks to suit certain needs. Highly suggest is jQuery (javascript framework) makes like easier and makes javascript easier to code. If you want a css framework you might look into the common twitter bootstrap for responsive design or foundation grid framework also a nice beginning framework. Frameworks generally make life easier and you should get to know a few of them. Keep in mind its most likely not ideal to have a lot of frameworks per website / page as it will bog down load time. Hope this was helpful.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

> is it a good idea for me to use a framework to bring a better approach to the design of my website

I usually tell people not use a CSS framework to try and build anything they can't build by hand. The reason for this has to do with learning, it's similar to when you learned to do long division by hand before using a calculator.