Version 1.8 Released!

It has been a long time since BF has released anything new! But... version 1.8 is finally released and ready to help you brutalize your website visitors!
I've been busy on other projects, and needed a bit of a hiatus from BF development.

What's new in 1.8?

  • FLAVORS: 4 new flavors
  • BUTCH: New ordered list styles, added hover support for opacities
  • BUIX: New Reveal content toggle
  • BFX: New Rotate Text!
  • GRID: A few minor updates to B3grid
We've added 4 new flavors:
  • Fire 
  • Squash
  • Cornflower
  • Sky
BUTCH - A Couple Updates
BUTCH now has some new unordered list styles, and opacities can be applied to elements upon hover (ex. .semi-transparent-hover).

BUIX - New Reveal Toggle Content
The Reveal component has been reworked a bit. Entirely CSS-based, there are now two distinct Reveal types: hover and toggle! 

Reveal.hover displays content when an element (such as text or an image) is hovered over. 

Reveal.toggle toggles hidden content when a label is clicked on.

Reveal.toggle elements will also need their own unique ID for each occurrence, especially if there is more than one on the same page. 

BFX - Introducing Rotate Text!
There is now a new rotating text component available in BFX. Rotate Text allows you to display rotating text within an element. It could be a part of a phrase, or a whole phrase of text. It uses jQuery, and the markup is rather simple. There are a number of transition animations included (look in the animations.css file). Rotate Text uses data attributes to control the duration and animation style. You will need to apply a unique ID to each occurrence, if you plan to use it more than once on a page. 

Reinforce your brutal website with ReBAR and the B3Grid

What's Next?

Version 2 will be much more robust and functional. Because the upcoming new version will use basic PHP, version 1.9 will be referred to as the "Legacy" HTML-only version (it will remain available as a separate download). 

Some the planned key features for Brutalist Framework 2 include: 
  • Ajax-driven content
  • Ecommerce (basic lightweight shopping cart)
  • XML and JSON based data
  • Revamped design
  • Improved core structure
  • Improved documentation (considering doing some video tutorials)
Once 1.9 is released (already under way!), there will be a heavy focus on 2.0 development. 

Even if you aren't familiar with PHP, BF 2.0 will be a useful way for you to get acquainted with the basics!  

To develop on your local PC with BF 2, you will want to learn about setting up either a WAMP, LAMP, or MAMP server (depending on your operating system). Personally, I use WAMP on Windows 10. 

If there are any features or other improvements that you'd like to suggest, head over to Github and put in a request!

Brutalist Web Design in 2019
Brutalism in web design is gaining new traction this year! An increasing number of websites are using the design approach, according to a number of web design blogs. Consider using BF to help save you time on development!
Have you built something with our framework? We'd like to know! Shoot us a brutal email: 
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