Blueprint is a CSS framework designed to reduce development time and ensure cross-browser compatibility when working with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). It also serves as a foundation for many tools designed to make learning easier and more accessible to beginners. Blueprint is released under a modified version of the MIT License , making it free software . It can be used as a tool or is written in Ruby .


Blueprint’s README file lists the following features as being provided out-of-the-box:

  • An easily customizable grid
  • Sensible default typography
  • A typographic baseline
  • Perfected browser CSS reset
  • A stylesheet for printing
  • Powerful scripts for customization
  • Bloat Minimized as much as possible


Blueprint Was first created by Olav Bjørkøy and released on August 3, 2007. [1] By August 11, Blueprint included work is based ideas from Jeff Croft, Nathan Borror Christian Metts, and Eric Meyer . [2] Version 0.8 was released on November 11, and included various bugfixes as well as a new “tabs” plugin. [3]

Blueprint for a foundation for other projects

One of the goals of the team is to facilitate the development of new tools for working with CSS. [4] A variety of CSS generators, visual editors , themes , and frameworks are based on Blueprint, many of which can be found on the Blueprint Wiki . [5]


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  2. Jump up^ CSS Frameworks for Front-end Developers. Retrieved on 2014-09-01
  3. Jump up^ Blueprint version 0.8. (Archived) Retrieved on 2012-09-11.
  4. Jump up^ Semantify, and CSS based tools on Blueprint ArchivedJanuary 16, 2009, at theWayback Machine.. Retrieved on 2012-09-11.
  5. Jump up^ Mods, Forks and Alternatives. (2012-03-31). Retrieved on 2012-09-11.