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Tacit is a CSS framework for dummies, who want their web services to look attractive but have almost zero skills in graphic design, just like myself. This is how your website will look if you add just this code to your HTML:

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/gh/yegor256/tacit@gh-pages/tacit-css-1.7.1.min.css"/>

You should not use any CSS classes to make your HTML code look nice. Just make sure it is HTML5 compliant and you'll be fine. Again, no classes, just standard HTML elements, like <table> and <input>.

Check the source code of this page.

By the way, Tacit is compliant with W3C validator requirements: HTML and CSS.


Here is a simple form with <fieldset>:

This is a one-line form without <fieldset>:


A simple table would look like this:

Make Price Year
BMW X6 $75,000 2013
Mercedes-Benz E350 $52,700 2014


Just use standard <h1>...<h6> tags:

This is <h1>

Use a heading of the highest level once per page.

This is <h2>

Use <h2> for sections of the page.

This is <h3>

Use <h3> for sub-sections.

This is <h4>

I would recommend to avoid this type of heading at all.

This is <h5>

I would recommend to avoid this type of heading at all.

This is <h6>

I would recommend to avoid this type of heading at all.

Sup® and Sub® Elements


Just use standard <ul>, <ol> and <dl> tags:

A yellow fruit that is easy to peel.
Which also grows on a tree.
A tan nut without a peel.
A red fruit that is hard to peel.
Who was Audubon? John James Audubon was a French-American self-trained artist, naturalist, and ornithologist. His combined interests in art and ornithology turned into a plan to make a complete pictorial record of all the bird species of North America.


Use this to emphasize a quote
— Author Name, Publication


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Sometimes you want to let people know they should press a keyboard command like ctrl + l.


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Work in progress

The framework is still in development. If you want to contribute, fork it and submit a pull request. Your help is always appreciated.