When comparing Pure CSS from Yahoo! vs Spectre, the Slant community recommends Spectre for most people. In the question“What is the best CSS framework?” Spectre is ranked 11th while Pure CSS from Yahoo! is ranked 16th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Easy to customize
Has an extremely minimalist look that is super-easy to customize since it basically gives designers just a foundation on which they can easily build their design.
Extremely small file size: 4.5KB minified + gzip.
A responsive grid that can be customized to your needs.
Pro Cross-Browser compatibility
A solid base built on Normalize.css to fix cross-browser compatibility issues.
Pro Works well with Bootstrap
Easily use Bootstrap CSS and JS elements within the framework.
Works well on any device.
Pro Open source
Spectre is used through Github, and is open source.
Contains only the basics, no extra fluff.
Pro Mobile ready
Spectre can be used to create mobile websites easily. With all the regular built in elements (buttons, menus, grids etc).
Very clean design compared to bootstrap.
Con Not suitable for beginners
Since Pure CSS only carries a minimum number of styles out of the box, it might not be great for beginners who want a complete style that looks good out of the box without having to customize it.