CSS Framework - Wrap up

Jonathan Hung jhung at ocadu.ca
Wed Apr 23 11:26:15 EDT 2014


Hi everyone,

I'm just trying to wrap up the discussion about the CSS framework
recommendation for Infusion.

To summarize the following is the updated recommendation based on earlier
discussions:

- CSS framework is not recommended for Fluid components at this time
primarily due to the lack of custom name spacing. Without proper name
spacing, there is a chance that there will be classname collisions which
will make it difficult to integrate Fluid components.

- CSS framework is fine to be used for websites, demos, and other
integration / non-component scenarios.

- Zurb Foundation is the suggested framework to be used.

- Continue using default styles in Fluid components and leave it to the
integrator to customize with their own CSS framework if they choose to.

- There may be an opportunity to add new features to Learner Preferences
that can transform CSS framework components (like navigation bars and
button links). Further discussion is encouraged.

- We will not create contrast themes for CSS frameworks. Creating a theme
is non-trivial (lots of values to adapt) and s high maintenance (each major
or minor release will need to be tested - occurs roughly once a month).

- Contrast theme generation using a CSS pre-processor to be investigated.
Possible pre-processors include: Less, SASS, and Stylus. This will be a
separate discussion.

For additional details, please refer to this document on the Fluid wiki:
http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Fluid+Project+Support+for+CSS+Frameworks


We have already adopted some of these recommendations internally (i.e for
the FLOE Metadata Authoring
demo<http://metadata.floeproject.org/demos/html/index.html>),
and we would like to formalize this going forward.

Please chime in.

- Jon.

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