As mentioned previously I am bringing Dlayer into the current century by adding support for CSS frameworks, initially Bootstrap.
I’ve completed the first step, the Dlayer.com website now uses Bootstrap, the next step is updating the designers and tools to create Bootstrap valid HTML.
This step is far more complicated than just changing some HTML and using Bootstrap CSS classes, as per the homepage at Dlayer.com I’m hoping to have this completed with the next few weeks.
The contract I took on in August was extended, add into the mix a sick/teething 18 month old and very little development was done, luckily most of that is over now so back to full time development.
During the last couple of months I’ve had far too much time to think about Dlayer and where it is going, although I am still fully committed to my specification what I have failed to account for is how much the web has changed since I start Dlayer in 2008.
To that end I am going to take a slight detour to the plan I set out in August and upgrade Dlayer to support CSS frameworks, initially starting with Bootstrap. There are two steps to the process, first I’ll change Dlayer to be a Bootstrap driven site and then I’ll update all the Designers so that they create Bootstrap based web sites.
I’m not going to alter the core concept of Dlayer, a user can still do whatever they like it is just that initially the tools will create Bootstrap ready HTML. I’ll need to add a couple of additional tools, new versions of split tools being one example but none of the existing tools will be removed, users will retain all the functionality they have now.
No timeline on this, I am however still hoping to release the first tools that use images from the Image Library in the v0.50s.