When we redesigned the University website in 2008 we adopted the Blueprint CSS framework which greatly cut down our CSS development time. It offered us a solid, cross-browser compatible foundation on which to build our site.
As you are probably aware the web is now developing at an astonishing rate. Browsers are updated now on a six-weekly basis, HTML5 is nearing completion, and CSS4 is already being discussed. So we are looking to the future for a new framework that will support our needs and the requirements of our ever more mobile-friendly users for the next few years to come.
In consultation with Prof. Ailol from the University’s School of Computer Science we will be planning a migration to the HTML9 Responsive Boilerstrap JS starting today.
The framework describes itself as
a flexible, dependency-free, lightweight, device-agnostic, modular, baked-in, component framework MVC library shoelacestrap to help you kickstart your responsive CSS-based app architecture backbone […]
In other words: it meets our needs perfectly. Or as the developer of the infamous “All your base are belong to us” might say: All proof I.
A few of the many reasons we’ve selected this framework:
- It is entirely suited to today’s web.
- Unlike many other frameworks this uses a poor fill rather than a polyfil.
- It is compatible with the forthcoming Commodore 64, Spectrum 48 and BBC B platforms, as well as popular browsers such as IE 6, Netscape Navigator 4 and Mosaic.
- No polar bears were harmed in its creation; in other words it is in keeping with our IT strategy for green computing.
- It is 100% compatible with JaxelScrobd 8.1.π.
From a usability point of view the only difference you may experience is a mild sense of foolishness.