15 HTML5 Frameworks for Developers

Lots of development is going to happen in HTML5 in the coming days and some framework for developers are listed below. These HTML5 and CSS3 frameworks are used to create your HTML5/CSS3 templates to develop your web applications for enhanced functionality for responsive layouts and multimedia.

Kendo UI

Kendo UI is a complete framework and platform for building modern, interactive, applications and websites. In addition to having more than 10 UI widgets, including a Grid, Chart, and ComboBox, Kendo delivers a rich framework for client-side data binding, templating, animation, and drag-and-drop actions.



Lungo is one of the only mobile frameworks available that is built purely on HTML5 and CSS3, provides valid markup and includes an incredibly simple API. It enables you to quickly design apps for iOS, Android, Blackberry and WebOs and bundles all the modern features these devices love such as swipe and tap, history, device orientation support and a ton of HTML5 canvas and jQuery features.


Baseline – a designer framework by ProjetUrbain


Built with typographic standards in mind, Baseline makes it easy to develop a website with a pleasing grid and good typography. Baseline starts with several files to reset the browser’s default behavior, build a basic typographic layout — including style for HTML forms and new HTML 5 elements — and build a simple grid system.

Less Framework 4

Less Framework 4

Less Framework is  CSS framework for cross-device layouts.

Everyone writes CSS differently. Less Framework takes this into account by having a minimal set of features, and does away with things like predefined classes. All it really contains are:

* a set of media-queries
* typography presets aligned to a 24 px baseline grid
* and a grid, with its column sizes noted down within CSS comments.

Sencha Touch – mobile JavaScript framework

Sencha Touch is a mobile JavaScript framework

Sencha Touch is the world’s first app framework built specifically to leverage HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript for the highest level of power, flexibility, and optimization. They make specific use of HTML5 to deliver components like audio and video, as well as a localStorage proxy for saving data offline.

HTML5 Front End Development Framework – G5 Framework

HTML5 Front End Development Framework | G5 Framework

G5 Framework is a HTML5, CSS3, PHP & jQuery Front-End Development framework created by Greg Babula. As it was made from personal experience, it has a lot of tools that we already know how to use (Modernizr, CSS Reset, jQuery, Orbit Image Slider…), thus we don’t waste too much time learning.

Sproutcore – A framework for building fast, desktop caliber web applications


SproutCore is an HTML5 application framework for building responsive, desktop-caliber apps in any modern web browser, without plugins. SproutCore works by doing the only thing that can truly eliminate the latency problem: it moves your business logic to the client. SproutCore applications are full-fledged programs, written in JavaScript.

52framework – The framework from the HTML5, CSS3

52framework - The framework from the HTML5, CSS3

HTML5/CSS3 are fairly new but few frameworks for developers are already released. 52framework for instance, one the first frameworks to be released has lot of useful features. It supports all htnl5 tags, script embed, Modified Reset Stylesheet for HTML5 and CSS3.

HTML5 Boilerplate–Templating that fits all needs

HTML5 Boilerplate–Templating that fits all needs

Along with HTML5 Boilerplate’s rock solid commitment to cross-browser consistency, H5BP brings you delicious documentation, a site optimizing build script.

Baker EBOOK Framework

Baker EBOOK Framework

Baker is a open source HTML5 ebook framework for publishing ebooks for iPad.

sprite.js: A Framework For Efficient JavaScript Sprites

sprite.js: A Framework For Efficient JavaScript Sprites

sprite.js is an open source framework for working with JavaScript sprites more efficiently.

The library provides two rendering backends: HTML and Canvas. The HTML version, which displays sprites using DOM elements, is used by default because the Canvas backend is slower when running on Firefox, Opera and Chrome.

LimeJS – HTML5 Game Framework

LimeJS HTML5 Game Framework

HTML5 Game Framework for building fast, native-experience games for all modern touchscreens and desktop browsers.

HTML5 multimedia framework for WordPress

HTML5 multimedia framework for WordPress

HTML5 Multimedia Framework is designed to be a highly customisable plugin for wordpress that comes with MediaElement.js.

Modernizr – HTML5 & CSS3 with fallbacks

Modernizr – HTML5 & CSS3 with fallbacks

Modernizr is an open-source JavaScript library that makes it easy for web designers to support different levels of experiences.



This simple form builder helps you create valid markup and bundles the latest jQuery and PHP form handlers for a smooth experience. Forms built with reformed use HTML5 localStorage to store saved forms, so a database is not required. Forms are styled using the jQuery UI Themeroller, so it’s easy to create your own custom themel, or if your site already uses jQuery UI, your form will automatically pick up your site’s theme styling Once you’ve designed and tested your form, you can grab the code with the click of a link and your forms are stored for later use without sign-up required.

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