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turretcss - A Responsive Front-end Framework for Accessible and Semantic Websites with default HTML elements, created by Scott de Jonge.

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Table of contents

Quick start

Several quick start options are available:

  • Download the latest release.
  • Clone the repo: git clone
  • Install with npm: npm install turretcss.
  • Install with yarn: yarn add turretcss

Read the Getting started page for information on structure, usage, support and more.

Bugs and feature requests

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


View full documentation at:

turretcss's documentation, included in this repo in the docs directory, is built with Jekyll and publicly hosted on GitHub Pages at The docs may also be run locally.


To use and run the documentation locally, you'll need a copy of turretcss's source files, and Node. To install the required tools follow these steps:

  1. Download and install Node, which we use to manage our dependencies.
  2. Navigate to the root /turret directory and run npm install to install our local dependencies listed in package.json.
  3. Install Ruby, install Bundler with gem install bundler, and finally run bundle install. This will install all Ruby dependencies, such as Jekyll and plugins.

When completed, you'll be able to run the various scripts provided from the command line.


turretcss includes the following commands and tasks:

Task Description
npm start Run npm run watch
npm run watch Watches changes to the /docs directory and builds docs CSS
npm run build Compile and minify the turretcss CSS into /dist. Uses PostCSS, cssnext, and CSSNano.
npm run docs Compile and minify the Docs CSS into /dist. Uses PostCSS, cssnext, and CSSNano.


turretcss uses Autoprefixer as part of cssnext to automatically add vendor prefixes to some CSS properties at build time.

Running documentation locally

  1. Install Install Ruby, install Bundler with gem install bundler.
  2. Install Jekyll (the site builder) and other Ruby dependencies with bundle install. This will install all Ruby dependencies, such as Jekyll and plugins.
  3. Run npm start or yarn start to rebuild CSS.
  4. From the root /turret directory, run bundle exec jekyll serve in the command line.
  5. Open in your browser.

Learn more about using Jekyll by reading its documentation.


Should you encounter problems with installing dependencies or running scripts, uninstall all previous dependency versions (global and local). Then, rerun npm install.


Keep track development updates by following @turretcss on Twitter.


For transparency into our release cycle and in striving to maintain backward compatibility, turretcss is maintained under the Semantic Versioning guidelines.

See the Releases section of our GitHub project for changelogs for each release version of turretcss.


Scott de Jonge

Copyright and license

Code and documentation copyright 2018, Code released under the MIT license. Docs released under Creative Commons.


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