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A framework for the brutalist web design trend

Brutal CMS

Brutal CMS

An open source lightweight flat-file content management system for the brutalist web design trend.

  • Written in raw, plain PHP
  • No dependencies; portable
  • Modular framework
  • CSV- and XML-based data
  • Headless architecture

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Blueprint Grid

Blueprint Grid

A multimethod grid library built with flexbox and CSS grid. Includes 5 methods:

  • B3Grid (flexbox)
  • CSS Grid
  • Print Grid
  • PolyGrids
  • cHaOs GrId

Build Layouts

Reference Guides

Brutalist Resources

Likely to be in the form of e-books (available for free), resource topics may cover:

  • Brutal CMS "How-to" Guides
  • Brutal CMS documentation
  • Web design trends
  • Web developer tools
  • Others TBD

[coming soon]

BF is Evolving
Into Something More

Since it's inception in 2017, Brutalist Framework has been nothing more than just a static HTML5 template. After years of brutally painful planning and development, it is now time to evolve BF to the next level of functionality, creativity, and brutality.

Brutal Board

Brutalist Board Community

A community forum for brutalist web designers and developers.

  • Brutal CMS support
  • Brutalist design trends
  • General conversations about brutalism

Browse Board

 Brutal CMS  GEMINI  will be released in 3 stages. Check back often for updates.

Brutal CMS Progress Status

KEY: GREEN = READY ORANGE = IN PROGRESS RED = NOT STARTED

STAGE 1:
Groundwork Release

  • File Management (FAM module)
  • System Config (SAD module)
  • User Management (PAD module)
  • BAT / BLUEPRINT module
  • CAT / CAD module  
  • CAT / DICK module  
  • DAT / CRUDE module
  • FAT / PAGES module
  • Tidy-Up (code clean-up, fine-tune): 75% ready
  • GROUNDWORK RELEASE (upload to Github)

STAGE 2:
Developer Release

  • CAT / JACK module
  • CAT / PAWS module: 15% ready
  • HAT / HAPI module
  • MAT / EDU module
  • MAT / MAD module
  • MAT / SHOP module
  • MAT / SLIDES module
  • BETA release

STAGE 3:
Official Release

  • Documentation: (ongoing)
  • BETA testing
  • Bug fixes & enhancements
  • Front-end Templates
  • Brutal CMS website   VISIT »
  • BF website re-design: 20% ready
  • Reference Guides: 1 item(s) ready
  • OFFICIAL RELEASE

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