This issue is a big one. It covers our progress toward the recently announced npm migration; a new Origami Image Service placeholder image feature; a new Origami Build Service feature to help teams keep components up to date; and a whole bunch more.
Some of the bigger Origami news since our last issue:
Dropping Bower Support
We’ve been making excellent progress towards migrating Origami components from Bower to the npmjs registry. Origami tooling has been updated, and services such as the Origami Build Service are almost ready too.
The Origami Build Service helps teams include components in projects quickly, without having to worry about setting up potentially complicated build steps. However it can be tricky to know when a Build Service request is out of date, and including old versions of components which could be upgraded. Now the Build Service has a URL updater page which can check a Build Service URL and let you know which of your components are out of date.
Huge thanks to Erin Ferguson for helping us write last month’s announcement and for organising training for the team, we can’t wait and look forward to sharing what we learn!
A digest of other things that have happened since our last issue:
PATCH: o-grid is less annoying. Did this Sass warning get you down? “WARNING: The ‘snappy’ grid mode is deprecated and will be removed in the next major version of o-grid…” We’ve removed the warning since the snappy grid is still used on the stream and article pages of ft.com, with no immediate plans to redesign them for the default, fluid grid which new projects use. Warnings should be useful, not frustrating.
PATCH: o-layout fixes overflow on viewports smaller than the max container width, where content may wrap or scroll instead.
PATCH: o-topper has received a number of visual improvements and bug fixes. Thanks Keran (😭🇨🇦), Gus, and Nick for your work on that.
PATCH: o-video fixes a bug which caused video playback to hang when ads failed to load (thanks again to Gus for that one).
To support the switch to npm more Origami tools and services have been updated or received major/beta releases, including: