CSS Framework - Wrap up

Jonathan Hung jhung at ocadu.ca
Mon May 5 14:13:11 EDT 2014


Hi everyone,

I have summarized the recommendation for CSS frameworks here:
http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Fluid+Project+Recommendation+for+Use+of+CSS+Frameworks

Please take a look and feel free to comment.

- Jon.


On Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 11:26 AM, Jonathan Hung <jhung at ocadu.ca> wrote:

> 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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*JONATHAN HUNG*

INCLUSIVE DESIGNER, IDRC



*T:* 416 977 6000 x3951

*F:* 416 977 9844

*E:* jhung at ocadu.ca



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Inclusive Design Research Centre

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