Recent releases, 2.4.0 CSS, JS rollup release

New versions of vf-card, vf-hero and minor updates and bug fixes

27 Nov 2020

This release of the prebuilt CSS and JS includes two major new versions of the `vf-hero` and `vf-card` components along with other optimisations and bug fixes. Read on for details.

This releases 2.4.0 to the CDN

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## Major refinements and breaking changes ### [vf-hero]( 2.0.0 npm git diff
vf-hero before and after
After on the left. The vf-hero has been tightened up. The syntax and behaviour have also been matured.
* introduces new naming convention for design variants * `--inverted`: that inverts the foreground and background colours * `--flush`: pulls the `vf-hero__content` to the bottom of the `vf-hero` * `--offset`: pulls the `vf-hero__content` below the `vf-hero` container * `--centered`: centres the `vf-hero__content` component * `--block`: makes the `vf-hero__content` bleed all the way ot the left of the page * `--striped`: inverts the `vf-hero__text` to that of what's set in `vf-hero__content` * `--800`, `--1200`, and `--1600` spacing variants * replaces `vf-hero-theme--` with `vf-hero--` for the `primary`, `secondary`, and `tertiary` variants * removes the 'Mortal Kombat' naming convention * reduces visible options of the new `vf-hero` * older versions degrade gracefully to the default variant * deprecates the `--intense` variant Discussion and PR See the component ### [vf-card]( 2.3.0 npm git diff
vf-card before and after
After on the left. Similar to the vf-hero update, vf-card has been visually tightened up but without a breaking change. .
* adds new `--bordered` and `--striped` design variants * added `vf-stack` to the `vf-card__content` element to determine spacing * allows for the lack of `vf-stack` for older components * started the deprecation of the 'Mortal Kombat' variants, initially by hiding them in vf-core * introduced `newTheme` so the 'Mortal Kombat' variants can live side-by-side with news versions for now * the `newTheme` moves us back to the 'primary' being the embl green, the secondary the embl blue, etc * we now remove the `-theme` part of the css class moving forward as it's cleaner, easier to read, and states the same thing without it * created theme variants of the new design variants (these are hidden, and should not be used) Discussion and PR See the component ### vf-frctl-theme deprecated git diff
back to fractal's default theme
We're now using the default Fractal theme for development.
When developing directly in `./tools/vf-core` running `gulp vf-dev` will start the [Fractal]( component library interface. Previously this was also the public-facing website for the Visual Framework, however we now use this 11ty-based website. So the `vf-frctl-theme` had become an ongoing technical debt without much upside. It has now been deprecated and running `gulp vf-dev` will use Fractal's default Mandlebrot theme. Discussion and PR ## Minor features ### [vf-sass-config]( 2.3.0 npm git diff * introduces a `space` Sass function to save the keystrokes * instead of typing `map-get($vf-spacing-map, vf-spacing--400)` you can write `spacing(400)` for the same result * * I've added this terse naming of the function for `set-color` and `set-ui-color` to be something like `color(green)` instead of `set-color(vf-color--green)`. The old way still works * fixes import order of `vf-global-custom-properties.scss` * ### [vf-show-more]( 1.1.0 npm git diff * drops dynamic css stylesheet in favour of a specific `.vf-show-more__item-overflow` class * support more than one vf-show-more on a page * ### [vf-design-tokens]( 3.1.0 npm git diff * adds `--1600` (`4rem`) spacing token ### [vf-summary]( 1.4.0 npm git diff * makes the title of summary a little larger * reduces margin a little on news * removes the padding from events ### [vf-box]( 2.3.0 npm git diff * updates font size for title/heading * makes sure the text is black inside the `--easy` variant ## Bug fixes ### [vf-u-fullbleed]( 1.2.2 npm git diff * adds fallbacks for CSS that relied on CSS custom properties ### [embl-breadcrumbs-lookup]( 1.0.2 npm git diff * adds aria role detection of current page ### [vf-breadcrumbs]( 2.0.1 npm git diff * removes `>` from related crumbs ### [vf-sass-config]( 2.3.1 npm git diff * fixes bug in --page-grid-gap printing Sass function in CSS ### [vf-hero]( 2.0.1 npm git diff * adds the option to add an url to `vf-hero__heading` with nunjucks/yaml * gives the element a classname ### [vf-hero]( 2.0.2 npm git diff * adds a width of `max-content` to the `__content` part of the component so short titles don't look silly ### [vf-card]( 2.3.1 npm git diff * issue with margin-bottom still in place when using `vf-stack` with `vf-card__content`

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