Our brilliant student developer, Ben Demaree, has been using SASS with Bourbon mixins to create fluid, semantic grids. I'm very impressed with what I've seen.

On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 2:07 PM, Joe Goggins <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
+1 for bootstrap.

On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 1:25 PM, David Peterson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Bootstrap is great. Comes loaded with as much or as little as you'd like.


On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 1:08 PM, Lisa Anderson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I've used the Skeleton framework (http://www.getskeleton.com/), which worked well with the responsive U of M header/footer. I just had to adjust the breaking points to match. It is very simple and bare-bones, making it easy to modify and add my own styles.

Otherwise, if you are using Dreamweaver CS6, there is a new Fluid Grid Layout feature that allows you to set the width/columns/etc. I'm planning to use that going forward. This explains it a bit more: http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-dreamweaver-cs6/using-fluid-grid-layouts/.

Hope that Helps!

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On Nov 30, 2012, at 12:56 PM, Kevin Bullock wrote:

Hello all—

I'm working on implementing a couple different sites from scratch, and I want to do them both responsively, with a grid system. Given that the current responsive headers & footers are max 960px wide, I can't use the 1140 CSS Grid (cssgrid.net), nor any of the fluid-at-full-size systems that might otherwise be my inclination.

I'm looking at Gumby (gumbyframework.com), which provides both 12-column and 16-column variants. (One of the sites is laid out on a 16-column grid.) Are there others that meet these requirements (960 max width, 16-column, responsive) that I should be looking at? Are there any big downsides to using a framework at all (other than cluttering HTML with non-semantic classes)?

pacem in terris / мир / शान्ति / ‎‫سَلاَم‬ / 平和
Kevin R. Bullock

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