It’s Foundation time

by Andrea Maioli on 11/16/2015

This month has been brimming with updates, even if the lion’s share were about the Cloud editions. But those who have been with us for a while know that the beginning of November is time for the newest yearly version of Foundation, and we didn’t want to disappoint.

If you remember the roadmap we sketched out last May at our event From Foundation to the Digital Future, we promised that through March 2016 we’d spend most of our time on the Cloud editions, but that we would still keep Foundation in step with the development of mobile operating systems and desktop browsers.

So version 14.5, already available, is dedicated specifically to compatibility with iOS 9, Android M, and Windows 10 and Edge. Naturally, we’ve adapted the solution in response to bugs discovered recently by our support service and a few improvements requested by the community; for more information, check out the release notes.

Now we could wrap up here, but there’s a corollary to the story that otherwise might just be a bit of everyday “admin”. If any of you have had occasion to talk to me recently, you know that the theme of UX design has become a fixation, and it was unavoidable that it would have an impact on Foundation too.

That’s why in version 14.5, we have provided the new Zen graphical theme, which is set as the default in new web projects. If you’d like to take a sneak peak, have a look at this: we converted one of our classic examples, nwind, now also in the Zen version.

This latest update highlights the fact that the Foundation and Cloud editions will move forward together in the years to come, and therefore will require graphical themes in step with the times.

I’m sure you’ll know exactly how to use Zen to the fullest to make Foundation applications that are even more attractive and that will integrate seamlessly with Instant Developer Cloud apps. As always, I look forward to your comments and hearing about your experiences.

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