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2008 Summary Report

Thursday, January 01, 2009 { 2 Comments }

This was one creative year!

Now my colleges cool me "Uomo Framework" or Framework Man. Probably because I build 4 CSS Frameworks at 2008 :)
I started with Hartija CSS Fraemwork for web printing.One client ask me to improve the printing layout for his site. I gathered all experience from the project I did some additional research of all best practises for usability, readability and web printing with CSS. And the result was Hartija universal CSS for web printing.

I always had hard times with web forms, rebuilding the same CSS code over and over. Why not this time build it once and use it in all web forms? Formy - CSS Framework for building web forms.

Than I couldn't stop here I needed new challenge. To build CSS Grid Framework who will resolve all the problems of the current CSS Frameworks( Blueprint, 960 and YUI).
The framework who will have minimum size, who will be fluid and em based (elastic).
And the result is Emastic giving optional main width, fluid columns, less then 4kb size, baseline typography, totally em based(elastic) structure, possibility of nested DIVs etc.

In the second and third version of Emastic in the plugins I added percent grid system and absolute grid system (based on absolute, relative positioning). Building one complete framework who will handle almost all CSS structural problems.

Then I stooped asking myself when you need so complex CSS Framework, probably if you building some newspaper site or site with very complex grid. But I presume you don't build newspaper site every day.
I took percentage-grid.css from Emastic I did some CSS refactoring and I build Malo super small and simple CSS Library(Framework).

One other PHP project completely deluded my expectations: MySql Lite Administrator, I worked very long and hard on this project but I didn't receive much PHP community love. Maybe there is already so much PHP code out there, but is always hard when your free project doesn't get much feedback.


Statistic 2008
Project Name: Visits Pageviews
Hartija - CSS Print Framework 21,98735,731
Formy - CSS Form Framework 18,93938,832
Emastic - CSS Grid Framework 34,39178,444
Malo - CSS Library 17,19535,731
MySql Lite Administrator20294051

Plans for 2009:

Emastic,Formy and Malo out of beta.
I'm working on some new CSS things :)
Also on one PHP Framework.
I have at least 2-3 new ideas every day and little free time :)

Thank you!

I wish you lot of love and understanding at 2009 !

2 Responses to “2008 Summary Report”

  1. // Blogger Connie // 1/17/2009

    The Emastic link points to MALO, unfortunately!

    Just want to say that I really enjoyed working with Emastic, easy, fast and comfortable!

    see here:


  2. // Blogger Vladimir // 1/18/2009

    @Connie:Thank you!  

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