First, some context.
Since creating Cutestrap over 3 years ago now, I’ve used it as the foundation for every side project I’ve worked on. After years of thoughts of what I would want out of an upgrade, I’ve completely re-built it from the ground up.
Originally, all of the vertical rhythm was hard coded, so all projects built with Cutestrap looked somewhat the same. Version 1 was also written in Sass, which restricted anyone not using it from unlocking all the customization potential.
So! Cutestrap Two is written in 100% vanilla CSS and uses Custom Properties to control the entire Baseline Grid and theme for way more customization options.
Whatever, what’s new though?
Straight to the point, I dig it, dear reader.
- Form fields can now be styled with consistent singular
- Custom Baseline Grid by changing a single Custom Property,
- More robust default color palette, using HSL
- Buttons are no longer styled implicitly and use
- Way more button modifiers that can be composed together
- Wrappers are now sized calculated based on rhythm
- Flexbox based grid system has removed in favor of a basic CSS Grid
- For a naming convention, BEM is out, Popsicle is in
To learn more, I highly recommend checking out the Features which documents all of the changes in more concrete detail.