BRUTAL BLAST /// ISSUE 11
Version 1.9 Released!
It's been 3 months since the last release, and 1.9 is finally here.
What's new in 1.9?
4 DELICIOUS NEW FLAVORS
- FLAVORS: 4 new flavors
- BUTCH: New outline borders
- BFX: New spin animation
- GRID: Added grow blocks to B3Grid
We've added 4 new flavors:
BUTCH - New Outline Borders
- Pastel blue
- Deep plum
BUTCH now has support for outlines! Similar to borders, outlines are applied outside of borders. So, it is now possible to easily have two borders around elements! You can also offset an outline by 2, 5, 10, 15, or 20px. Outlines are also supported by Flavors, so any Flavor color can be applied. As an example, let's say we would like to have a solid red thin outline, offset by 5px, around a box that has a dotted thick orange border. Classes would be applied as follows:
.outline-solid-thin .red-outline .border-dotted-thick .orange-border
BFX - New Spin Animation!
There is now a new spin animation available in BFX. Purely CSS-based, Spin allows you to spin any element either clockwise or counter-clockwise and at regular or fast speeds. There is also a "spin-cycle" animation where the element can spin intermittently forward and backward.
Grids - Updated B3Grid
The B3Grid now has a "grow blocks" option. This allows Blocks to grow in relation to the rest of the blocks on the same row. For example, you could apply class g3 to make a block grow 3 times faster than the others.
Reinforce your brutal website with ReBAR and the B3Grid!
What's Coming in BF 2.0?
Version 2 will be very different from 1.9 and older. As of 2.0, BF will now use PHP, so it will be much more functional.
YES... there will still be an HTML-only version. This will be available as a separate download, and versions will be released starting with 1.9, and will increment from there (1.9.1, 1.9.2... etc).
Some of the planned key features for version 2 include:
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.
- Ajax-driven content
- Ecommerce (basic lightweight shopping cart with PayPal payment gateway)
- XML and JSON based data
- Revamped design and core structure
- Improved documentation (considering doing some video tutorials)
- Modular content (blocks)
- Daily (scheduled) content block
- Others TBD
If there are any features or other improvements that you'd like to suggest, head over to Github and put in a request!
Brutalist Theme for Concrete5 CMS
I have been using Concrete5 CMS exclusively since 2009. C5 is a free and open source content management system, and I highly recommend it. I am now in the process of working on a theme for Concrete5 that will be based off of BF. I mean... why would you NOT want to build a brutalist website with a CMS called Concrete5?? Hmm? That's what I thought.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org