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10 Retro CSS frameworks to relive your childhood

Prank your friends or colleagues, build a retro-looking portfolio for yourself, entertain visitors to your websites with old-school themes, or most importantly, let your creativity run wild, have fun with coding and relive your childhood with these amazing Retro CSS frameworks.

NES.css (Demo)

GitHub logo nostalgic-css / NES.css

NES-style CSS Framework | ファミコン風CSSフレームワーク

NES.css is a NES-style(8bit-like) CSS Framework.

Gitter Commitizen friendly

Installation

Styles

NES.css is available via either npm (preferred), Yarn, or a CDN.

via package manager

npm install nes.css
# or
yarn add nes.css
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Our package.json contains some additional metadata under the following keys:

  • sass - path to our main Sass source file
  • style - path to our non-minified CSS
AltCSS(sass, scss...)
// style.scss
@import "./node_modules/nes.css/css/nes.css"
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JavaScript
// script.js
import "nes.css/css/nes.min.css";
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You need to install css-loader.

HTML
<!-- index.html -->
<html>
  <head>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="./node_modules/nes.css/css/nes.min.css">
  </head>
  <body></body>
</html>
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via CDN

Import the CSS via a <link /> element:

<!-- minify -->
<link href="https://unpkg.com/nes.css@2.3.0/css/nes.min.css" rel="stylesheet" /&gt
<!-- latest -->
<link href="
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98.css (Demo)

GitHub logo jdan / 98.css

A design system for building faithful recreations of old UIs

98.css

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A design system for building faithful recreations of old UIs.

a screenshot of a window with the title 'My First VB4 Program' and two buttons OK and Cancel, styled like a Windows 98 dialog a magnified view showing pixel-perfect borders on a scrollbar and button element

98.css is a CSS file that takes semantic HTML and makes it look pretty. It does not ship with any JavaScript, so it is compatible with your frontend framework of choice.

Be sure to check out XP.css and 7.css as well.

Installation / Usage

The easiest way to use 98.css is to import it from unpkg.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
  <title>98.css example</title>
  <meta charset="UTF-8" /&gt
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://unpkg.com/98.css" /&gt
</head>
<body>
  <div class="window" style="margin: 32px; width: 250px">
    <div class="title-bar">
      <div class="title-bar-text">
        My First VB4 Program
      </div>
    </div>
    <div class
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BOOTSTRA.386 (Demo)

GitHub logo kristopolous / BOOTSTRA.386

A vintage 1980s DOS inspired Twitter Bootstrap theme

See A Demo By Clicking Here

Download for your favorite bootstrap version with all the necessary JS and CSS to get started right away:

Bootstrap/386 is a Twitter bootstrap v2/31/4 theme to make webpages look like they are from the gentler, less distracting time of the 1980s.

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Geo (Demo)

GitHub logo divshot / geo-bootstrap

A timeless Twitter Bootstrap theme built for the modern web.

Geo

Geo is a timeless Twitter Bootstrap theme built for the modern web.

Usage

Download bootstrap.css or bootstrap.min.css from /swatch. Replace the default Bootstrap stylesheet with one of these files.

To use the image backgrounds download the graphics inside /img. Graphics used on our test page can be found inside /img/test.

Customization

Geo was built with Bootswatch Swatchmaker.

To customize Geo edit /swatch/variables.less and /swatch/bootswatch.less. Refer to the Swatchmaker README for instructions to regenerate the Bootstrap stylesheet.

License

Copyright (c) 2013 Divshot

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to…

XP.css (Demo)

GitHub logo botoxparty / XP.css

A CSS framework for building faithful recreations of operating system GUIs.

XP.css

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A design system for building faithful recreations of old UIs.

a screenshot of a window with the title 'My First Program' and two buttons OK and Cancel, styled like a Windows XP dialog

a screenshot of a window with the title 'My First Program' and two buttons OK and Cancel, styled like a Windows 98 dialog

XP.css is an extension of 98.css. A CSS file that takes semantic HTML and makes it look pretty. It does not ship with any JavaScript, so it is compatible with your frontend framework of choice.

Installation / Usage

The easiest way to use XP.css is to import it from unpkg.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>XP.css example</title>
    <meta charset="UTF-8" /&gt
    // Windows XP Theme (include only one theme at a time)
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://unpkg.com/xp.css" /&gt
    // Windows 98 Theme (include only one theme at a time)
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://unpkg.com/xp.css@0.2.3/dist/98.css" /&gt
  </head>
  <body>
    <div class="window" style="margin: 32px; width: 250px">
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PSone.css (Demo)

GitHub logo micah5 / PSone.css

🎮 PS1 style CSS Framework, inspired by NES.css

PSone.css

description

Please feel free to submit a pull request, no matter how small. I love getting them.

At the moment there's just a CSS file that you can link to:

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/gh/98mprice/PSone.css@master/PSone.min.css">
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I hope to add some JS eventually to help with progressbars etc.

Reference

Container

From FF7

<div class="container">
  <label class="title">Default</label>
  <p>Kick! Punch! It's all in the mind.</p>
</div>
<div class="container dark">
  <label class="title">dark</label>
  <p>You see, the island is the site of a secret nuclear
   weapons disposal facility.</p>
</div>
<div class="container light">
  <label class="title
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RPGUI (Demo)

GitHub logo RonenNess / RPGUI

Lightweight framework for old-school RPG GUI in web!

RPGUI

Lightweight framework for old-school RPG GUI in web!

Live examples here

Table of Contents

What is it?

This framework provide out-of-the-box GUI for web games with old-school RPG style Once including this lib all you need to do is start adding regular html elements with RPGUI classes, and RPGUI will do all the rest!

alt tag (Image is slightly outdated.)

Key Features

The following are the key features of RPGUI:

  • Using RPGUI don't require coding at all! Just using css classes.
  • A complete and whole CSS system that will cover most HTML elements.
  • Containers with several type of frames.
  • Dragging functionality.
  • Beautiful sliders and progress bars.
  • Customized cursors with 8-bit style.
  • A collection of build-in icons for rpgs.
  • Neat checkboxes and Radio buttons.
  • Styled buttons.
  • Sophisticated dropdown widget (based on <select>).
  • Pretty listbox (based on…

Win95.css (Demo)

GitHub logo AlexBSoft / win95.css

Responsive Bootstrap 4 windows 95/98 theme & landing template

7.css (Demo)

GitHub logo khang-nd / 7.css

A tiny CSS framework for building faithful recreations of the Windows 7 UI.

7.css

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A screenshot of a window with the title 'My First Program' and two buttons OK and Cancel, styled like a Windows 7 dialog

7.css is a tiny CSS framework that takes semantic HTML and styles them to the Windows 7 design It is built on top of XP.css, which is an extension of 98.CSS.

It does not ship with any JavaScript, so it is compatible with your frontend framework of choice.

Installation / Usage

The easiest way to use 7.css is to import it from unpkg.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>7.css example</title>
    <meta charset="UTF-8" /&gt
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://unpkg.com/7.css" /&gt
  </head>
  <body>
    <div class="window" style="margin: 32px; width: 250px">
      <div class="title-bar">
        <div class="title-bar-text">My First Program</div>
      </div>
      <div class="window-body
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Pokémon GameBoy CSS (Demo)

GitHub logo timothywalter / css-pokemon-gameboy

A CSS-framework based on the gameboy colour version of the original Pokémon games.

Pokémon GameBoy CSS

Inspired by: https://github.com/nostalgic-css/NES.css

This is a joke CSS-framework and it is not intended for use in production. You can see a demo here. The demo performs poorly on mobile devices or small resolutions.

Usage

To efficiently use this repository it is recommended you use npm and grunt to automatically compile the files to a distribution. Check the releases section on GitHub for pre-compiled distributions.

Using the distribution

  1. Copy all the files in the dist directory to your project
  2. Append the following includes in the body of the page the utilize this style:
<link rel="stylesheet" href="./styles/pokemon-gameboy-css.css">
<script src="./scripts/pokemon-gameboy-css.js"></script>
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  1. See the demo.html or .scss-files for all possible classes and effects.

To compile it yourself

  1. Run npm installin the root directory (the directory where package.json is located)

  2. Run grunt in the root…

Discussion (1)

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shadowtime2000

xterm is also a retro CSS framework except it is a lot more than a CSS framework