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Spectre.css is a lightweight, responsive and modern CSS framework.

  • Lightweight (~10KB gzipped) starting point for your projects
  • Flexbox-based, responsive and mobile-friendly layout
  • Elegantly designed and developed elements and components

Spectre is a side project based on years of CSS development work on a large web service project. Spectre only includes modern base styles, responsive layout system, CSS components and utilities, and it can be modified for your project with Sass/Scss compiler.

Spectre.css is completely free to use. If you enjoy it, please consider donating via Paypal or via Patreon for the further development.

Getting started

There are 5 ways to get started with Spectre CSS framework in your projects. You can either manually install or use NPM, Yarn and Bower.

Install manually

Download the compiled and minified Spectre CSS files. And include spectre.css located in /docs/dist in your website or Web app <head> part.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="spectre.min.css">

Install from CDN

Alternatively, you can use the unpkg or cdnjs CDN to load compiled Spectre.css.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="">

Install with NPM

$ npm install spectre.css --save

Install with Yarn

$ yarn add spectre.css

Install with Bower

$ bower install spectre.css --save

Compiling custom version

You can compile your custom version of Spectre.css. Read the documentation.

Documentation and examples





  • Utilities - colors, display, divider, loading, position, shapes and text utilities


Browser support

Spectre uses Autoprefixer to make most styles compatible with earlier browsers and Normalize.css for CSS resets. Spectre is designed for modern browsers. For best compatibility, these browsers are recommended:

  • Chrome (LAST 4)
  • Microsoft Edge (LAST 4)
  • Safari (LAST 4)
  • Opera (LAST 4)
  • Internet Explorer 10+

Spectre supports Internet Explorer 10+, but some HTML5 and CSS3 features are not perfectly supported by Internet Explorer.

Designed and built with by Yan Zhu. Feel free to submit a pull request. Help is always appreciated.