I've built this website from scratch while experimenting with CSS Grid layouts and Custom Properties (variables).
The framework supports Dark theme, mobile devices, and I paid attention to accessibility and loading speed. It was also a challenge to build semantic HTML.
CSS Grids is a powerful technology that makes previous grid-based frameworks kind of obsolete. Grids are available for 93.75% of all users (as of June 18, 2020), and it feels like it is safe to use them nowadays.
I still use the word 'framework' because of pre-built blocks that I combined and modified to build this website quicker. (Blocks, grid, I live on Manhattan — hence the name.)
Semantic web, accessibility, DRY, modern technology — I see them essential in the design process, that's why I was curious to build this thing.