Front-End Framework Foundation 5 Released
Perhaps one of the more well established front-end design frameworks, Zurb’s “Foundation”, has reached version 5!
For those unfamiliar, Foundation features everything you’d expect from a truly fully featured framework. Anyone who’s gotten hands on with Twitter’s Bootstrap, of which has been getting a lot of press this past couple of years, will no longer find themselves struggling to figure out how to make it look a little less “bootstrappy” (yes, that’s a term we’ve heard banded around here quite often).
The idea behind foundation is to be lightweight and unobtrusive, yet to provide a solid, fully featured base from which to build upon. It’s innovative, responsive, and lightweight, everything we love to see in a framework which is designed to sit at the heart of your code.
Those of you that already know and love Foundation should note the following changes from version 4:
- Interchange uses media queries to dynamically load responsive content that is appropriate for different users’ browsers:
- Off-canvas menu’s bundled as standard (no more bolt-ons) for menu’s positioned outside of the viewport, slide to activate:
- Foundation 5 now includes Abide, the HTML5 form validation library:
- Zepto support has been removed from Foundation 5
- Package for the Sublime Text editor help you to automatically scaffold new components in your project (being lovers of Sublime Text, we were extremely happy to see this):
If you’ve been using Foundation over the years will note that the documentation has had a serious overhaul recently, it’s looking much better, and is much easier to follow.