Common Features:

Frameworks considered

 Bootstrap 3.0Foundation 4Pure 0.3.0YAML 4Inuit 5

Navigation Lists

     
Tabs(tick)(tick)Implemented using Sections(tick)(tick) 
Pills(tick)    
Vertical lists(tick)(tick) Implemented using Sections(tick)(tick) 
Dropdowns(tick)

(tick)

(tick)  
Forms: Right aligned labels(tick)(tick)(tick)(error) 
Anchor Buttons(tick) No ARIA role(tick)(tick)(tick) 
Normalize(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick) see base.css 
Clearfix(tick)

(error) need to add it yourself

 (tick) 

Progressive Enhancement

 

(tick) uses custom modernizr

   
Fixed height / Grid item layouts(tick)(tick) (tick) 
Progress Bars(tick) No WAI-ARIA markup(tick) No WAI-ARIA markup(minus)(minus) 
Theming

Bootstrap Theme Roller

  • bootstrap only supports 1 theme. Use Javascript to switch stylesheets.
  • the theme roller lacks finer font colour adjustments (i.e. for buttons, table headers, disabled form fields)
 PureCSS Skin Builder  
Accessibility Features

.sr-only class makes element visible to ATs only

.hidden and .show hide or show content.

See below for notes on sr-only class

  
  • skip links class
  • element visibility classes:
    • hidden / visible to ATs and printing
      visible but not while printing

See notes below.

 
Spacing unitpx  em 
EnvironmentLESSSass(question) Straight CSS?SassSass
Max Package Size*471,199 bytes1,028,053 bytes226,559 bytes1,196,192 bytes 
LicenseApache License v2.0MIT Open SourceBSD LicenseCC Attribution 2.0Apache License 2.0
DocumentationFriendly and thoroughTechnical and thoroughMinimal, but complete.Technical and thorough

Very minimal documentation.

"There are no official docs for
inuit.css because the code is the documentation. " - source

Community / AdoptionActive and widely adoptedActive and widely adopted(question)Active and widely adopted(question)
IE     
6(question) Unknown(tick) basic experience, not broken.(question) Assume compatible due to Normalize.css(tick)(error)
7(tick) basic experience, not broken.(tick) basic experience, not broken.  (error)
8(tick) basic experience, not broken.(error) not supported  (tick)

* Un-minified

 

Bootstrap:

 

The following is Bootstrap's CSS for .sr-only screen reader visible markup

 

.sr-only {

  position: absolute;

  width: 1px;

  height: 1px;

  margin: -1px;

  padding: 0;

  overflow: hidden;

  clip: rect(0, 0, 0, 0);

  border: 0;

}

 

 

 

Foundation:

Purecss:

YAML

 

 
.ym-skip, .ym-hideme, .ym-print {
    left: -32768px;
    position: absolute;
    top: -32768px;
}

 

FSS Considerations

The following classes are used by UIO and Exploration Tool. The candidate framework should make it easy to create themes or customizations based on these classnames:

Links and Text:
.fl-link-enhanced
.fl-text-larger

Fonts:
.fl-font-uio-arial
.fl-font-prefsEditor-times
.fl-font-prefsEditor-comic-sans
.fl-font-prefsEditor-arial
.fl-font-prefsEditor-verdana
Theming:
.fl-inverted-color
.fl-theme-uio-bw 
.fl-theme-uio-lgdg
.fl-theme-prefsEditor-[bw/wb/by/yb/lgdg]
.fl-preview-theme.fl-theme-prefsEditor-[bw/wb/by/yb/lgdg]
.fl-theme-prefsEditor-[bw/wb/by/yb/lgdg].fl-inverted-color
.fl-theme-prefsEditor-[wb/bw/wb/by/yb/lgdg] .fl-inverted-color
.fl-preview-theme.fl-theme-prefsEditor-[wb/bw/by/yb/lgdg].fl-inverted-color