Yesterday, I quietly released version 7 of Kraken, my lightweight, mobile-first boilerplate for front-end web developers.
So… what’s new?
What’s new in version 7? #
- Switched to Normalize.css
- Meyer’s CSS reset is great, but it can create styling issues when doing things like inlining critical path CSS. Normalize.css is a lightweight alternative that nudges and tweaks browser styles instead of resetting everything to zero.
- Table Styles
- In previous versions of Kraken, table styling was an optional add-on. Now, they’re baked right in, and include CSS-only responsive tables for smaller viewports.
- Search Form Styling
- Kraken now includes classes for custom search form styles.
- Switched to LibSass
- Now that LibSass supports most Sass 3 APIs, it’s time to make the switch. This gets you faster builds, and no Ruby dependency.
- Removed directionless space nudge-and-tweak classes
.no-paddingclasses are gone. You should use
.no-margin-bottom, and so on to suite your needs.