Not Just A Grid - A flexible and modular CSS Framework for the rapid prototyping and development of standards compliant websites.
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About Not Just a Grid

I started to develop the framework that became Not Just a Grid out of personal need. I had used a number of different frameworks over the past few years and over time had tweaked them, added to them and combined various elements to create a base framework that I used to develop many websites. However this led to a bit of a mish mash of class names and a lot of redundant or duplicated code, so in late 2010 I decided to go back to square one and create a new framework from the ground up that would be the basis of all future sites I would be developing. I also decided that since others had been good enough to share their frameworks with the world then I would share too.

To decide what would be important in this new framework I looked back over all the sites I had developed in the past couple of years plus I trawled the internet looking closely at the many sites that caught my eye - I was trying to see common design elements, layout techniques and common structures so that I could pull it all together into a single framework.

After researching and planning, I came up with some key things that I wanted to include:

So I set to work, and after a number of revisions and some tweaking, the framework was complete and ready to use. So in early 2011 I set about gathering everything together and started to put this site together and on February 26, 2011 it was finally launched..

Future Plans

My plans for the future of Not Just a Grid are to continue developing, adding to and improving it over time, I welcome any suggestions and feedback - better ways to do this, more efficient ways to do that etc.

If you like Not Just a Grid and use it on a website, let me know and i'll add your site to the showcase. And if you want to give back, you can buy me a beer using the donation button in the footer! Anyone who donates $10 will get added to a drinking buddies page with a link to their site!


Not Just a Grid is developed by Al Redpath / Outrageous Creations!


Not just a Grid is licenced under the MIT licence.

Thanks & Inspiration

The work of the following people and projects has been the inspiration behind Not Just a Grid, a great deal of thanks go out to all of them.

Eric Meyer for his CSS reset, Nathan Smith for, Olav Bjørkøy for Blueprint CSS, Harry Roberts for Typogridphy, Stéphane Curzi for Baseline, Jeff Croft for interesting discussions, Veerle Pieters for CSS Inspiration, Mark James for the Silk iconset, Chris Coyier of CSS-Tricks, plus anyone else who I may have forgotten.


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