Getting started with mini.css is reasonably easy, however sometimes you need a couple of examples or templates to figure out the optimal way to design your website or app. To help you get started, we maintain a handful of templates that can help you quickstart your projects without having to read the full documentation.
Full website template
A complete sample website created using the grid system of mini.css, cards, navigational elements and input controls. The website consists of three pages, each showcasing different modules and patterns. The homepage and blog post showcase the typography styling and emphasize the importance of the grid system and the card module, while the contact form showcases the forms, buttons and other input controls. The sample website is fully responsive, changing layout based on screen size, while all of the code is carefully documented, implementing certain patterns and tricks that can be very useful when designing a website.
Single column template
The most basic layout template for a blog or website consists of a sticky header, one column used to display content and a footer at the bottom of the page. This template uses the grid system of mini.css, along with its navigational elements to provide a simple responsive website design, that you can use to display content across devices without the need for any changes in the layout.
Another common layout template for blogs and websites consists of a sticky header, a footer and two columns for displaying content. Like in most templates, the grid system of mini.css is used to provide an easy way to create columns and make them responsive across multiple screen sizes and devices.
Last but not least, the three-column website layout template is better used in websites with a lot of content. The grid system of mini.css provides an easy solution to handling lots of content on multiple screen sizes and devices, making the content responsive. Finally, as in most templates, navigational elements such as sticky headers and foooters are used to complete the template.
Card showcase template
Card-based website layout templates are another common need, as many websites utilize a tile system to display lots of smaller pieces of content. Using the card and grid modules of mini.css, along with a couple of navigational elements, it's really easy to create a responsive website with lots of cards containing small pieces of content, such as a showcase for a website, a photo album or an article browser.
Login form template
Login forms are one of the most commonly used elements in any website design. Using the input_control and grid modules of mini.css, along with a couple of navigational elements and a couple of optional tricks, it's really easy to create a responsive login form with the required fields and buttons.
Android app template
Web application layout templates are pretty popular these days, especially ones that look and feel like native Android apps. Utilizing some clever CSS tricks, the grid module and navigational elements from mini.css, we created a pretty simple app template, complete with a call-to-action button and header bar, making it look quite similar to a native Android app and display properly across multiple devices.
Tabbed app template
A single page application layout template can be built using many things, but tabbed web applications are one of our favorites. Utilizing the tab module of mini.css and some CSS tricks, we created a simple single page app template with three tabs, containing different content. The template will switch to a stacked view on smaller devices, although if you add more than three tabs, you will have to alter a couple of values to make sure that everything fits nicely on the screen.