Everyone here knows that I love using Foundation for Sites. I got into it a few years ago and immediately fell in love with it. So much in fact, that I decided to create a WordPress theme with it. That them was WP-Forge. WP-Forge, along with JointsWP, turned out to be considered by many the two best WordPress themes built with Foundation.
A few months ago, I was inspired to create another WordPress theme using Foundation for Sites. That theme is TotalPress. After a lot of effort I am happy to say that she is almost ready to be reviewed by the WordPress Theme Review team (as of this writing she is eighth in line). This has me ecstatic. However, I believe it is going to be short lived. Why? Well I am afraid that the Foundation for Sites project may be dead.
This past year Zurb laid off a ton of its employees. Many of those employees worked on the Foundation for Sites project and since that happened…Crickets! Nothing! Nada! Zip! Zero! Zilch! I did come across this issue on their GH repo: Is this project dead? If you read everything you will see that people have been worried for a while. And rightly so.
Just like WP-Forge and TotalPress, I am sure there are a lot of projects that were built with Foundation for Sites. If the project goes dark or basically dies, it stands to reason those projects themselves will die as well. Not in the sense that they will have to be taken down. But they will have to move to something that is maintained.
Which brings me to my question that I have for all of you. Now keep in mind, I said “I fear the project may be dead”. I didn’t say it was. To myself and apparently a large group of others, the project does seem to be slowly fading. So if it’s in the final death throes, what should I do with WP-Forge and TotalPress?
Should I switch to another framework? If so, which one? Please let me know your thoughts.