Blueprint (CSS framework)
From Seo Wiki - Search Engine Optimization and Programming Languages
|Cascading Style Sheets|
Blueprint is a CSS framework designed to cut down development time and ensure cross-browser compatibility when working with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). It also serves as a foundation for many tools designed to make CSS development easier and more accessible to beginners. Blueprint is released under a modified version of the MIT License, making it free software.
Blueprint's README file lists the following features as being provided out-of-the-box:
- An easily customizable grid
- Sensible default typography
- A typographic baseline
- Perfected browser CSS reset
- A stylesheet for printing
- Powerful scripts for customization
- Bloat Minimized as much as possible
Blueprint was first created by Olav Bjorkoy and released on August 3, 2007. By August 11, Blueprint included work based on ideas from Jeff Croft, Nathan Borror, Christian Metts, and Eric Meyer. On September 21, with the release of version 0.6, Blueprint included a plugin system, a test suite, Ruby scripts for compression & validation, and styles for forms. The last version released with Olav as the project lead was version 0.7 on February 20, 2008.
On September 2, 2008, Olav retired as the project's leader and passed control to the core team members: Christian Montoya, Joshua Clayton, Chris Eppstein, and Glenn Rempe. Version 0.8 was released on November 11, and included various bugfixes as well as a new "tabs" plugin.
Blueprint as a foundation for other projects
One of the goals stated by the core team is to facilitate the development of new tools for working with CSS. A variety of CSS generators, visual editors, themes, and frameworks are based on Blueprint, many of which can be found on the Blueprint Wiki.