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When will Foundation 7 be out? What will be the key differentiators between 6 and 7? One of the major reasons to upgrade to 7 was flexbox grid. Why would one upgrade to 7?
Will there be a option to have embeds/videos move to the bottom corner of the webpage on scroll? Like how the videos work in the latest version of the docs?
How can I join the framework you are building and make an awesome difference like you are?
Will F7 use CSS Grid?
Thanks for introducing me to hashnode!
For how long will the the majority of websites stick to floating grids, before moving on to new methods like CSS Grid and flexbox? Is it just Browser Support that holds us back, or do developers just need more time to adapt it? Lemme hear your thoughts!
The extra effort you all put in with XY Grid is really appreciated. I'm looking forward to it!
What's to say about the upgradability to the next versions (6.4, 7, ...) - will it be easy or is a major refactor process necessary?
New to Foundation. Looking forward to default flex grid in 6.40.
Any chance you guys will have some incorporating Foundation with WordPress videos / tutorials?
Yay! Yetti is here... :D
Hey Zurb team, Great work on the foundation framework. I have been using both Foundation for Sites and Foundation for Emails.
I think some work is needed in Foundation for Emails. Is there a way to get in touch with the development team and fix issues quickly? Something like intercom support would be really good.
I know it's an open source project and intercom would be very expensive to the team. But, an easy way to get solutions will be good.
What happened to the Yeti Launcher Mac App?
I built myself a WordPress starter theme, using the base underscores & Foundation 6.3.*, using Codekit to compile & minify. 6.4 seems to be completely different in the architecture & files. How much work am I likely to encounter to update my starter theme to foundation 6.4?
Is 6.4 same as version 7? Why are some people already talking about version 7 when 6.4 is yet to be launched on Tuesday? To me a lot of difference exist between versioning 6.4 and 7. If version 7 will launched any time soon, why launch 6.4 on Tuesday, rather than waiting for 7?
Can Zurb create some sort of tool or workflow for easier upgrades from 6.3 to 6.4 to 7.x etc?
EDIT: Yes! "Migration" is a more correct term than "upgrade" here. Thank you!
EDIT 2: As for other full on tools that need to deal with changes to Foundation versions - I'd point to CoffeeCup's "Foundation Framer" and Humane Technologies "Pinegrow" apps - both need to update every time there's a new version. As to how they do that internally, I've no idea. I only know they somehow update the apps. Perhaps the existing site projects break - both are GUI front ends to help the user visualize as they build.
Are they any plans to switch completely to webpack and move away from gulp?
And what are the benefits or disadvantages if the foundation-zurb-template does completely switch to webpack?
Are there any plans to expand the custom build on the download page? Opening up the entire settings page would be a huge benefit to students.
One of the stated goals of v7 is to be "accessible in every framework." I have high hopes that this will be the case and 6.4 is a big step toward making that possible. In the meantime, though, it can still be tricky to architect a front-end codebase around, say, Foundation and React without two different repos, two different builds, etc... which can get confusing pretty quickly. Given the amount of overlap in tooling, dependencies, and structure, I would love to see a harmonious single project codebase that would allow me to build out Foundation and React (or any other js framework without having go to great lengths to glue them together. Any thoughts on what that might look like or how I should organize projects for use with React?
I'm really excited to see webpack and babel making it in to the project :D Now that we have webpack available for bundling, though, will Foundation continue to rely on Gulp or is there a plan to transition fully to webpack for scss bundling and browser-sync as well? Also, jQuery's great and all but, again - now that babel's in the mix, is it possible that we'll see a movement away from jQuery in favor of vanilla es6 any time in the near future?
There are many questions here already about 6 vs 6.4 vs 7. My question is, with the big changes in 6.4, and the assumed changes in 7, will the concept be to keep the naming conventions of the grid the same throughout, with minimal changes needed; or will Foundation use new classes with each new grid (flexbox vs a future css grid, for example)?
Love Foundation (6) and integrated it into a major overhauled manufacturer website recently, with Kentico Enterprise.
In the very beginning of the overhaul, we used Orbit (5) for the product page slider and realized it had some issues that caused some headaches (we got it to work cross-browser however). Ultimately we switched to the recommended slick slider. It's great, but I noticed Oribit is still documented under v6 Foundation. Is it being supported again?
Will flex grid finally be the default in V7? And how do you see the future of CSS grid when it comes to Foundation.
Will there be a style change in V7? Can we get a sneak peak?
What inspired to you create a new UX Revolution?
Congrats on 6.4 :D The road map says that "high quality integrations" for react and angular "exist" for 7. Could you talk about what those integrations are or where I can find more info about that effort? I'm using the react-foundation package (it's nice) and I wonder if that's the integration that "exists" or if there are other more robust projects that refers to. Thanks!
Will the CLI reflect the changes?
How compatible is XY Grid with browsers in Foundation 6.4. Is there a fall-back solution when using the new css grid for older browsers. Is XY Grid really ready for production.
This may be elementary, I'm somewhat a newbie. I noticed that jquery.js & what-input.js files are not included with 6.4, are they no longer needed? Also, there's no index.html in the download, is the HTML Starter Template still valid? It does reference the above 2 files.
Will Foundation embrace CSS grid and web components (when they receive cross browser support) or do these technologies make Foundation and other CSS frameworks less necessary?