A lightweight front-end framework that provides functionality without the bloat.

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v1.1.1 2014-08-06 03:39 UTC


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Note: This version of the Concise framework is no longer officially supported. We have decided to only continue support with the SASS version of the framework. However, if you are interested in continuing development or even leading development for this repo, send me an email at

Concise is a lightweight, front-end framework that provides a number of great features without the bloat. Concise is built based on Object-Oriented CSS principles and keeps semantics in mind to provide a small learning curve, but a high level of customization.


It's easy to get started with Concise:

After you download or install the package, read our quickstart guide to get up and running.


What would a project be without great documentation? Concise has documentation for everything that is included in the framework. If you see something that is missing or incorrect, don't hesitate to open up an issue on our GitHub repo.

Check out our documentation here:


You can keep up-to-date with the changes that we have made via our releases page.

Specific Questions

** Thanks to thoughtbot for this great way to handling questions for an open source project.

In lieu of a mailing list, we are going to manage all specific questions through Stack Overflow.

Members of the Concise team are subscribed to specific tags via Stack Exchange Filters, so that if a question is properly tagged, we can respond in a timely manner and help.

Which tags?

Ideally, we would like to keep it to just one tag for Concise questions, but we are subscribed to multiple variants to make sure nothing passes by us. However, for everybody asking a question, please use:

Where do I post this?

There are lots of different things that people will want to post regarding the Concise framework. Here is a rough outline of where you should post any given issue, question or contribution:


If you wish to contribute to the Concise project, please read through our contributing guidelines first. This will ensure that you are posting things in the proper areas, and that you are following our coding standards.

Are you interested in contributing monetarily to the project? If so, check out our Gittip page. All tips that we receive from Gittip will go straight to maintaining and building upon Concise.


Concise was originally written in SASS but has a port for LESS and a work-in-progress port for Stylus.


Concise is currently maintained under the Semantic Versioning guidelines.


  • Inspiration for some of the features in Concise came from Harry Roberts' own front-end framework, inuitcss.
  • Jonathan Snook's book on Scalable and Modular CSS (SMACSS) is a great read and offered insight into writing modular CSS, which helped in the development of Concise.


Keenan Payne


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Code released under the MIT license. Documentation released under Creative Commons. alpha