YAML-CSS: The Next Dead Horse

Riding a dead horse

Recent­ly I wrote about the ‘expir­ing’ edi­tor Atom. Now I’ve stum­bled upon anoth­er dead horse in my sta­ble: YAML CSS. That has noth­ing to do with YAML ain’t Markup Lan­guage. It’s a mod­u­lar CSS frame­work for tru­ly respon­sive web­sites. For years, it served me faith­ful­ly, first in Typo3, then on Word­Press. And now?

In the GitHub repos­i­to­ry of Yaml-Css , there are still two open pull requests from 2013/2014 and 11 issues from 2013 to 2017, but zero con­tri­bu­tions since 2014. Since 2010, Xing and Linked-In con­sis­tent­ly show its main author, Dirk Jesse, as ‘Edi­tor-in-Chief’ of the trade mag­a­zine “Bautech­nik”. Addi­tion­al­ly, he has stopped pub­lish­ing activ­i­ties under webkrauts in 2014.

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No, I’m not doing YAML-CSS wrong if I say it’s dead. Any­way, I could­n’t rec­om­mend the wife to build her new web pres­ence on it.

But now I have to become active myself: fodina.de has to be rebuilt. Espe­cial­ly since — as the woman nev­er tired of point­ing out — it looked so ‘old-fash­ioned’. And since I no longer want­ed to be resis­tant to advice, there was only one thing to do: Get rid of it. Set up a new con­cept, using

So I myself have to become active again: fodina.de has to be updat­ed too. Espe­cial­ly because — as the wife nev­er tired of point­ing out — it looked so ‘old-fash­ioned’. And because I did­n’t want to be ‘advice-resis­tant’ any­more, I had only one option: Get rid of it! Look for

  • a future-proof HTML/CSS frame­work as a basis
  • that is demon­stra­bly also open-source soft­ware,
  • min­i­mizes my dai­ly effort
  • invites read­ers
  • and is lean­er in terms of con­tent.

And how does this …

… sup­port our migra­tion to bootScore? Well, if a web design­er must aban­don her cur­rent Word­Press theme, she needs a replace­ment. A free ‘off-the-shelf’ theme, she prob­a­bly wants to per­son­al­ize. First a bit cos­met­i­cal­ly, then in terms of the gray val­ue of her pages, mul­ti­lin­gual­ism and inter­nal ref­er­ence tech­niques and link­ing. Final­ly, she per­haps enables spe­cial foot­ers, a sec­ondary menu or a copy­right notice before check­ing the SEO fea­tures of the select­ed theme. This is a way that this post sup­ports too.

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