Didn’t see a “simple site” mentioned anywhere, just asking for a valid question of what’s included with foundation 6.
To insinuate that you simple sites can be created with traditional themes is a bit insulting.
I’ve seen some fantastic sites built traditional themes from developers like Will Woodgate, Nick Cates, and others.
There’s also junk sites built with frameworks as well. I think it’s more the person designing and building the site then the tool.
If " crafting your own" is vital to you, then perhaps one of the other frameworks, fully documented, that have short tutorials today: Foundry, UIkit, Source, and others.
Perhaps it works for you, but you had a good deal of experience with Foundation and RapidWeaver. The 6 hours of live stream videos have no table of contents, so they are useless as a reference.
Can a person new to a complicated product be expected to remember even what Which of the 5 hour plus videos Joe mentions adding a swatch to a particular stack?
You can teach yourself most things, but the discovery method of learning is one of the least efficient ways to learn. And the more complex the subject, the more inefficient that method becomes.
I’m a big fan of Zurb’s Foundation. I loved Joe’s Foundation 1 based on Zurb Foundation 5. I stopped using it a while back as it became dated. Zurb released foundation 6 in 2015, making version 5 over four years old now. In web years(kind of like dog years), that’s getting old. The grid system, the backbone of frameworks used in version 5 (float) Has been replaced twice now in 6 (flex first and now x-y grid).
I’m excited about foundation 6, but I don’t have the time or patience to learn that way. I love the concept of “clean HTML,” and the power of swatches looks to add a significant amount of flexibility.
I’ve been checking almost every day for the doc-portal to be updated, or the short, concise tutorials to start to be published or even a demo site built with F6. Right now seems the answer to every question is, “have you watched to preview videos.”
Until then, it’s a wait and see for me and many others.