I am a web-developer and am starting a new project. First step is designing the site. In the past, I have used 960 grid system but I was wondering if this is still the standard pretty much? Is there something better now that suits the responsive craze?
Well there is now 978.gs that is better than 960. That said there is no reason to use 978.gs or 960 but since the OP asked for a web design template other than 960 I provided the solution of 978.gs. You ask for a design template when you should be designing in the browser if you're using Bootstrap. If you use 978.gs you will need to build your own CSS which defeats the purpose of Bootstrap.
Also, not to be rude, the 1st step isn't "designing", you are missing a few steps:
- Purpose and goals
- content strategy