Metro/Modern UI CSS/HTML Frameworks

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If you are looking for a current Metro Modern UI CSS/HTML Framework I’ve collected a little selection that might be helpful for you. Watches out the names are quite similar.

Metro-Bootstrap:

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Metro-Bootstrap relies on Twitter Bootstrap and because of this it is easy to use. The colors are more “metro style” (as I would call it) and most of the elements are kind of back to the basics – compared to the original Bootstrap.

There is also a Tiles component but in fact it doesn’t offer many opportunities in the moment so it is not very comfortable to work with.

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Author of the Framwork: Talkslab

GitHub page

If you are just interested in the style in my opinion this could be a good option.

BootMetro:

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BootMetro relies on Twitter Bootstrap as well and is inspired by Metro UI CSS (what I’m going to talk about later) Framework and it offers a lot of Metro components:

- Tiles

- Application-Bar

- Login

- Charms

- Styles for “Standard-Form-Elements”

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In fact it offers you everything you will need to design your Web-Application like a Windows 8 App. But unfortunately I’m not very comfortable with this alternative because in my opinion this is way to desktop-oriented. Even the scroll direction in Hub is horizontal – matter of taste Zwinkerndes Smiley however you don’t have to use it.

Anyway it is much more advanced than the “Metro-Bootstrap” project. Also the author included some elements of the HTML5 Boilerplate.

GitHub page

Metro UI CSS

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The Metro UI CSS isn’t related to Twitter Bootstrap but anyway it offers similar features. Of course there are Tiles and a number of fancied up Form Controls:

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Most important disadvantage in my opinion: they didn’t rely on Bootstrap. Maybe BootMetro would be the better choice?

GitHub page

MAdmin (with costs)Preview

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If you are planning to create an administrator website in the metro-look you might consider using MAdmin. It also relies on Bootstrap but you have to pay 20$ per application. Not a huge problem at all in the business environment. It doesn’t offer a huge “Tile”-support but a nice menu and everything else you might need in the administrative field.

To the project page

My result

Metro-Bootstrap is quite easy to integrate and the Styles are created with LESS what makes it easier to adapt it. A good base if you are used to work without Tiles and Win-8 Controls. BootMetro is powerful but it seems less “classy” to me but the Form Controls are well done. I suppose the developer uses CSS files as well – this could be a problem when it comes to the adaption. The Metro UI CSS Framework doesn’t rely on Bootstrap and because of this I dismiss it. MAdmin could be a good choice for admin pages but it’s not useful for fun projects.

More?

If you know some other “metro” CSS/HTML Frameworks I left out don’t hesitate to tell me.

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7 Responses

  1. Its not of the same scale as these frameworks, but i did put together a “metro” wordpress theme for my blog. I’m happy to post the code or share the theme with anyone interested.

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    • Clean and simple themes, can you share your themes? thx in advance. :)

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  2. I would like to see your website and the code ass well. THNX!

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  3. i’m new to this
    could someone please tell me which is the best framework and how to use it in my twenty twelve default theme

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  4. Thanks for clarifying the different aspects bootstrap and metro UI.

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