Yahoo has done this, with their framework at the Journal-World, we looked at Yahoo’s implementation first.
We decided it wasn’t quite what we wanted, but it served as a nice functional example and gave us lots of ideas on how to construct our own.
Rather, a framework may be solely for you or your team.
Another possibility is to extract hacks and workarounds (such as those that accommodate older browsers) into their own external stylesheet modules.What’s more, since every designer on the team is now using the same framework, when one goes to make edits to another team member’s work, they don’t have to spend 20 minutes trying to understand why things were built the way they were. When you jump into putting together a framework, you’ll want to look for things that you tend to do over and over again on every project.