This is a small project, in which I try to simplify my life by abstracting away the complexities UI design has to offer 😨. I use fractures for rapid prototyping and building out design systems.

Although it is really just a thin atomic CSS layer, please consider the project opinionated.
Have questions? Open an issue on GitHub.


  • You can design with — not around it. Leaves UI untouched.
  • Atomic, non blocking.
  • Manageable cognitive load, with a small footprint.
  • Fast in every way.
  • Framework agnostic.


  • I don't think percentage based CSS breakpoints are universal enough, so you have to handle responsive states yourself.
  • You can use it in production, but you have to create your own fallbacks. The prefixed version handles some, but not everything.


I started this prject as my own reset.css when having a reset css was cool. It was grown into a common.css, then a tools.css. Now it's somewhat atomic.

I've also learned some tricks from these smart people:

The concept of functional CSS is not new.
There are quite a few similar projects out there you can choose from: #functional-css.


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