Inspired by past student projects that made meaningful contributions to the open source community, a group of students in our Remote Beta program went into their final project looking for a problem to be solved. After investigating several avenues, they conceived of and built Purify CSS, a tool that speeds up apps by removing unused components related to the staple design language CSS. Since Purify CSS was released, the reaction from the developer community has been overwhelmingly positive, with coders already adding to the framework and using it in their projects.
Alum Alexander Gugel, currently working for Famo.us at their new location in Amsterdam, wanted a simple library that covered the needs of most basic CSS projects. Finding flaws in the available options, he made his own, and so Papier was born. CSS, a language used to provide color and style to the various elements of a webpage, is used by beginning programmers and expert web designers. Papier covers CSS’ most frequently used functions, such as styling buttons, changing typography and altering charts and tables.