Major Features in Foundation 6.4
This release is so packed with features that Zurb may run out of ideas for Foundation 7.
The latest release adopts a new EcmaScript 2016 module-based architecture powered by webpack. This means better scripts, that run faster and enable a better user experience. Those who are in a mood for retro will be happy to know that backward compatibility with previous ECMA standards won’t be a problem.
The release comes with a “truly 2-dimensional” grid. This means more control of layout options. Foundation now uses Flexbox by default. Being one of the first frameworks to adopt Flexbox as a layout option, it was only a matter of time. Legacy support for the old grid will be maintained for the foreseeable future, so those looking to stick with the old grid won’t have to start a revolution. Well, until Foundation 7.0 comes
New Prototyping Workflow
While Foundation was initially built for production, prototyping became an integral part of the workflow. Developers are using the framework for prototyping. And sometimes, prototyping code got pushed to production. This version addresses the issue with a “prototype mode” and optional prototyping helpers.
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Jump to the ZURB Foundation download page, where you’ll get the option to chose the suitable version. The fast lane to getting started is the basic CSS download. There, you’ll also get the option to customize your download.
For Sass users, look at the Basic Template and the ZURB Template. The templates can be installed by manually downloading them from GitHub, or with the Foundation CLI. Finally, if you roll alone, install Foundation using a package manager.
If you are already familiar with the framework, you may want to check out the changelog.