Building the Perfect CSS Framework for WordPress Page Builders
CSS frameworks are popular because they enhance workflow, improve consistency, and reduce decision-making.
Unfortunately, most frameworks come with significant “cons.” They try to do too much, lack flexibility, create limitations, and create points of failure when used in a page builder environment (because they’re not designed for page builders).
Automatic.css is different. It has all the typical benefits of a framework plus a ton of additional benefits, with none of the downsides.
This is because ACSS was designed from the ground up as a next-generation framework for web designers who care about speed, consistency, customization, efficiency, scalability, and maintainability.
Just look at the “firsts” that ACSS brought to users:
- A UI dashboard for effortless framework customization
- Fluid responsive spacing
- Section block padding presets
- Fluid responsive typography
- Math scales
- Auto grids
- Accessibility features
- Variable partials
- Header height offsets
- And more…
The fact that other frameworks have scrambled to incorporate these features is a testament to their tremendous value. But, while innovative features can be copied, the reality is that competing frameworks can’t keep pace.
Our commitment to innovation and workflow enhancement is second to none, as is our commitment to support, education, and industry leadership.
When you buy ACSS, you’re not just buying a CSS framework. You’re buying true vision, an ecosystem, a tribe, a learning environment for web design best practices, unmatched support, and a brand new workflow that blows the socks off how you were working before.
Using a framework shouldn't mean sacrificing creativity.
Most frameworks are too rigid and limiting. Thanks to the way ACSS can be customized and used, there's nothing you can't do. There's no custom layout or feature you can't build and no design you can't match.
The framework should help you, but not try to do too much.
Some frameworks are too granular and overbearing. You spend more time learning & fighting the framework than you do building websites. ACSS is easy to learn and doesn't do too little or too much.
Build speed and maintainability are both important!
It doesn't matter how fast you can build a site if you can't properly maintain it. But, time is still money, right? ACSS strikes a perfect balance, giving you a speedy, efficient workflow with unprecedented maintainbility.
Frameworks should be powerful and flexible while still being lightweight.
ACSS can be a full-blown utility class framework, an ultra-minimal variable framework, or any combination in between. Features you don't want to use are easily turned off. It's exactly what you need, with no extra bloat.
WordPress needs a Framework that works seamlessly at each layer
A framework that seamlessly works at every layer of WordPress without upsells or add-ons, empowers you to use FSE, Gutenberg, and third party page builders without any significant changes to your styling workflow.
- the Intangibles!
Frameworks should teach you how to work better and smarter.
The average ACSS user improves their workflow and their overall web design skills by multiple levels within months of getting started because we've built a culture of education, excellence, and support.