YAML 4.0 released today
Finally, it's done. After more than a year since the release of YAML 3.3 in October 2010 I am proud to announce a new major release of my CSS framework. YAML 4 is now available for download. YAML 4 brings a lot of changes and improvements, starting with a completely rewritten documentation, improved framework features and new layout demos. YAML 4 brings you:
A new documentation: YAMLs new documentation comes as an offline-capable HTML file. It provides a lot of useful code snippets, ready to use them via copy & paste in your project. We will try to improve the docs in the future based on your feedback.
Namespaces: All core features of the CSS framework are namespaced with the prefix "ym-". This helps to avoid conflicts with third party CSS code - a common problem especially in bigger projects.
Bulletproof flexible grid module: YAML was one of the first framework projects that implemented a flexible grid system. Over 6 years of constant development on the framework the flexible grid module has proven its crossbrowser stability. In YAML 4 it becomes easily customizeable. Now you can design with YAMLs default fluid grid as well as fixed-width custom grid. And it offers you an easy solution for progressive linearization.
Flexible forms with theming support: Since version 3.2 YAML offers a form toolkit for flexible forms. This toolkit has been greatly improved by separating functional styles (located in the framework's core stylesheet) and theme-stylesheets for the visual form design. As a developer you can build on this toolkit to create even complex forms in a simple way. You can create new, reusable form themes - which helps to makes prototyping and modifications of forms less complicated.
Matched building blocks: YAML offers several different layout modules, such as grids, columns, navigation bars, form elements, typography, etc. All default styles are matched to each other in order to provide a clean gray-scaled base for rapid prototyping.
As posted ealier, I'm going to use this site on Google+ for future release notes, tipps & tricks as well as discussions with the community about the further development of YAML. If you're interested in this kind of information, circle this site on Google+.