- April 17th, 2010
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Making things easy!
I’ve developed with Blueprint, Yui Grids, the 960 Grid System, and I’ve been learning Scaffold and Compass. I don’t claim to be a framework authority and I definitely am not here to tell you which framework is best, but I do love saving time and making things easier for myself. To be honest, everything about css frameworks isn’t easy, at least in my development workflow and my underlying curiousity and laziness keeps my on a quest to find something new and simple.
After a quick download, I unzipped Easy and found css, images, js, and library directories as well as index.html and demo.html files and even a favicon in place. Simple enough,
Opening the CSS directory, I found a well organized stylesheet as well as a print stylesheet. I then opened demo.html in my browser and the framework was clear enough for me to use. No documentation necessary. Although I have gone on to read everything I could about Easy front-end framework, it really is that simple.
“When I started to code Easy front-end framework I was driven by the idea of keeping things so simple that anyone can use it no matter of the knowledge level. I also wanted to make the setting up to be as simple as changing the class name(s) of the element.” -Alen Grakalic
IT was actually a joy to work with and a great starting point for the project I worked on. Oh and everything I built worked in IE6 the first try (well the second try). To me the combining a few jQuery basics and basic layout is a huge timesaver. I give Easy Front-End a thumbs up for its ease of use and the time is saved me.