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Agile CSS

Agile CSS is a flexible and extensible CSS framework for simple and consistent Web UI development.

Design philosophy and features

When a major design company creates a high-end product, design or interface, they invest immense amount of theory and knowledge to make a harmonic and consistent design.

The rest of us are working on a limited budgets or maybe even lack knowledge of concepts such as “grid system”, “golden ratio”, “baseline”, “color palettes”.

We decided to create AgileToolkit CSS to make it super easy for designers and developers to create a great looking websites with minimum effort and knowledge.


AgileToolkit CSS uses a concept of Widgets and Components. Below is a widget example. Each class starting with “atk-” is what we call a component (atk-box, atk-jackscrew, etc):

<div class="atk-cells atk-cells-gutter-large atk-box atk-swatch-yellow">
    <div class="atk-cell">
        <img src="playground/temp/tomatoes.jpg" alt="Tomatoes">
    <div class="atk-cell atk-valign-middle atk-jackscrew">
        <p>Donec dolor sapien, sollicitudin in erat ac.</p>
        <hr class="small">
        <a href="#"><span class="icon-down-circled-1"></span>&nbsp;Download</a>

Using Extra CSS

Most Agile Toolkit projects can be implemented without need to create a custom CSS. That’s the beauty of CSS framework - the majority of User Interface can be developed without any changes in CSS - as long as you fully understand Agile CSS framework.

In some cases you do want to add a custom CSS. One option would be to change the Boilerplate HTML (template/html.jade and template/html.html), however if you simply looking to add an extra CSS file to Agile Toolkit add this into your application class:


Or you can specify a full URL:



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