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App Ground 1.3

21st January 2014

App Ground just got another major update, this time I have improved everything, based on feedback and testing. I won’t cover all of the changes here but you can always check the changelog.

Dropped Apache config

Your web app needs to be fast so face it Nginx is faster. I know many boilerplates for both Apache and Nginx and adding one of them isn’t that hard. App Ground should not cover server related stuff. In Ubuntu server 14.04 Niginx will be a part of its main repo.

Updated Normalize.css

No, 2.1.3 is still the latest version. But still Normalize has got several tweaks and changes and it’s these I have added. Yesterday I saw a weird commit over at Github that seams to be Normalize.css 3 Alpha(Compass and Sass?!).

Dropped help.js in favor of Modernizr

Help.js had its benefits but Modernizr seams to be a common solution. Personally I will use help.js but Modernizr was requested, help.js was only used in App Ground and Modernizr is used in big projects such as HTML5 Boilerplate.

Dropped the “position” CSS help classes

I use the position classes from Facile often, but most to prototyping in a optimized Web app I would never use them. Now when Facile Framework is moving in the direction to become a prototyping CSS Framework I’m consider dropping all of it in favor of less help classes. In App Ground 1.2 I dropped the print styles.

Some other things: Twitter cards, Hotkeys, bug fixes and some other stuff!

I think that this update is great and that App Ground now is great to!

CHANGELOG Github Repository Download Zip

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