Skip to main content

Blog

Rivet 2.0.0-alpha.8 release

The latest Rivet 2 alpha release streamlines component documentation, introduces new utilities, and updates colors to align with the new brand palette.

Scott Anthony Murray

Oct 27, 2021

Last week, we published Rivet 2.0.0-alpha.8 to GitHub. This release streamlines component documentation, introduces new utilities, updates colors to align with the new brand palette, and more.

Learn more about alpha releases

Streamlined component documentation #

As of this release, all planned Rivet 2 components are now documented.

Documentation for each component has been rewritten into a more concise bullet point-oriented format. Our hope is that this format makes important information about how to use a component easier to find at a glance.

We plan to continue iterating on component documentation in the coming months, particularly as it relates to highlighting information about accessibility and JavaScript.

New shadow utilities #

This release introduces shadow utilities. Shadow utilities can be used to add box shadows to elements.

New font utilities #

This release introduces text utility classes that can be used to set an element’s font to Benton Sans or Georgia Pro.

Updated colors #

This release updates Rivet’s colors to align with the new brand palette.

Disclosure component #

This release adds styles and documentation for the disclosure component.

The disclosure component can be used to allow someone to show or hide additional content about a topic.

Complete list of updates #

See the Rivet 2 changelog for a complete list of updates in Rivet 2.0.0-alpha.8.

Leaving feedback #

The new version of Rivet is still in development and we plan to continue iterating on the code, components, layouts, and documentation. We welcome your suggestions during this process.

To leave feedback on the latest alpha, post a comment to our GitHub Discussions thread or send a message to rivet@iu.edu.