HTML Kickstart is an ultra-lean website framework built on top of HTML5, CSS3, Javascript and JQuery. HTML Kickstart is a good alternative to the widely-popular Twitter’s Bootstrap. The download is quite small. It’s less than 1MB, but it’s quite powerful in terms of what you can do with it. All you have to do is add 3 lines into your existing HTML page to enable HTML Kickstart.

<pre lang="html">
<script src=""></script>
<script src="js/kickstart.js"></script> 
<link href="css/kickstart.css" media="all" rel="stylesheet"></link> 

The framework is well documented and quite easy to follow and implement. Some of the framework features are the ability to render: buttons, lists, menus, tables, tooltips, menus, horizontal rules, icons, code, tabs, breadcrumbs, responsive and flexible grid/ columns, images, slideshow, forms, labels, and extra helpers.

If you’re looking for a great alternative to Bootstrap, give HTML Kickstart a try.