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A lightweight front-end framework for creating scalable, responsive sites
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A lightweight front-end framework for creating scalable, responsive sites

Developed and maintained by Ashley Nolan & Zander Martineau


  • Built in a mobile-first, responsive philosophy (but can easily be used for fixed sites as well)
  • Sass compilation uses autoprefixer to dynamically add vendor prefixes so you don't even have to think about it. We still have many Sass mixins for many CSS3 features including gradients, REMs with fallbacks
  • Starter content styles, including clean typography, lists, tables, etc
  • Starter form element styles: stacked on small-screen to 2-column (if you choose) at the breakpoint of your choice
  • Grunt used extensively to ease common development bottlenecks

Demos and documentation

Kickoff's demo and documentation site is hosted at

Bugs and feature requests

Have a bug or a feature request? Please search for existing and closed issues. If your problem or idea is not addressed yet, please open a new issue.

Browser Compatibility

Kickoff has been tested in the following browsers:

  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • Firefox 3+
  • Opera 10+
  • Internet Explorer 8+

Yeoman generator

There is also a Yeoman generator for Kickoff, visit for more info.

If you're using Kickoff we'd love to hear about it; please e-mail us at


Zander Martineau

Ashley Nolan


Keep track of development and community news by following @TryKickoff on Twitter.


For transparency into our release cycle and in striving to maintain backward compatibility, Kickoff is maintained under the Semantic Versioning guidelines. Sometimes we screw up, but we'll adhere to those rules whenever possible.


  1. Fork it!
  2. Create your feature branch: git checkout -b my-new-feature
  3. Commit your changes: git commit -m 'Add some feature'
  4. Push to the branch: git push origin my-new-feature
  5. Submit a pull request
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