Anyone who codes with XHTML/CSS and integrates it with server-side code (ie: PHP) will know that there are bucket-loads of frameworks out there to help “simplify” the coding process, making it easier, faster, more reliable, etc; currently I’m trying to learn “CodeIgnitor”, a MVC rails-like framework built for PHP4 and, am looking at its main rival, “CakePHP” as well.
In terms of AJAX, there are literally thousands of frameworks – prototype, jQuery (my current favorite), mootools, DOJO, etc, etc…
But now there’s a framework for building CSS very quickly; blueprint.
Blueprint is a CSS framework, which aims to cut down on your CSS development time. It gives you a solid CSS foundation to build your project on top of, with an easy-to-use grid, sensible typography, and even a stylesheet for printing.
I’ve looked at it, and it looks pretty straight-forward, I’m not sure how it would fare with bigger, or more complex CSS/XHTML layouts — but it looks like its a very good system, and there’s already a bit of a buzz about the framework.
It’s one to watch.