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Convert Bootswatch to Foundation

Bootswatch is a really useful benefit on top of Bootstrap to rapidly deploy sites. In fact, they have converted base foundation styles to bootswatch -- http://bootswatch.com/yeti/

Any interest in working to convert the bootswatch library (https://github.com/thomaspark/bootswatch) to an equally catchy foundation equivalent?

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Bootswatch is a really useful benefit on top of Bootstrap to rapidly deploy sites. In fact, they have converted base foundation styles to bootswatch -- http://bootswatch.com/yeti/

Any interest in working to convert the bootswatch library (https://github.com/thomaspark/bootswatch) to an equally catchy foundation equivalent?

Karl Ward over 5 years ago

Saw this post earlier, and just wanted to comment. It is a good idea, and I would have considered it ... Right now my time is limited though, and I am basically building a few Foundation-themes native to a project I am working on ...

Would be cool to create a Foundation themes website with simple theme modifications (_settings.scss). I would probably distance it a bit from Bootswatch though ... It's more rewarding creating dedicated styles for Foundation than "converting" from Bootstrap.

+1

Wing-Hou Chan over 5 years ago

@Joe!
I certainly agree with Karl in regards to distancing Foundation from Bootstrap / Bootswatch.

@Karl!
I read this post a couple of months earlier: http://foundation.zurb.com/forum/posts/2910-will-foundation-deck-be-a-hit

I thought I might give you guys a heads-up about it. Basically Foundation Deck is a marketplace to sell and share Foundation themes, similar to already popular sites that sell WordPress themes and the like.

Read some of the comments in thread through the link above.

Here is a link to the site if you don't want to read the thread: https://www.foundationdeck.com/

Tom Hogan over 5 years ago

I think it would be a shame to mimic bootstrap themes and I agree with Karl that it's more rewarding creating dedicated styles for Foundation rather than reworking existing Bootstrap themes.

On a more expansive note, one of the things I would like to see is a more robust collection of resources and plugins for Foundation in general.

One of the real strengths of Bootstrap, in addition to the wide availability of themes, is the wide range of JavaScript extensions, UI improvements, forms, code snippets, etc. provided by members of the Bootstrap community. Most of these resources are free and readily available from sites like github.

Simply Google "bootstrap addons" and you'll see what I mean. Unfortunately, Foundation does not enjoy the same level of community contributions at least that I'm aware of. I believe this disparity helps explain some (but certainly no all) of the tremendous growth of sites using Bootstrap. http://blog.meanpath.com/4-7m-sites-using-bootstrap-vs-334k-on-foundation/

It would be nice to see an equivalent of http://bootsnipp.com for Foundation. This isn't meant to take anything away from the people at Zurb or the members of the Foundation community who provide a great deal of user support and know-how to people like me. It would just be nice to see us take the next step.

flexbox about 5 years ago

Hello @tom

I have a little side project http://flexbox.github.io/foundation-boilerplate/

I try to collect multiples examples with HTML & rendered HTML of differents modules like

Feel free to send me some issues or pull request if you have some features ideas

Karl Ward over 5 years ago

yep, nice 1 ... I happened to check it earlier today ...

It would probably benefit both the website, author- and visitors to have a few basic themes/skins available for free on foundationdeck.com (in addition to the premium ones).

Also, I guess the main difference between Foundationdeck and Bootswatch, is that foundationdeck is offering full themes (html+css) while bootswatch basically offers CSS skins. It would be cool to see basic "skins" for Foundation, where basically only _settings.scss is affected. Lets face it, the default Foundation is kinda bland, and it should be ...