Not only does UIkit create a more professional looking website, it also eliminates the need for so many extra stacks. I was looking for a Foundation replacement for a while. UIkit is the one. I think it's the most complete framework for RW around.
I'm a very new Stacks user and I was very excited when I discovered how powerful a system it is, especially coming from the likes of Muse and other absolute position applications. Clean responsive sites were a headache to say the least! However as I dived in and bought other popular frameworks I kept hitting walls when I need more control. There was always something that needed a 'work-around'. That is until I bought UIkit. Its an absolute revelation. Super fast and super detailed control. If you know even the most basic CSS (like me) then it is a dream come true. I can't believe its not the most popular framework out there! Support from Lucas is top notch too. Can't recommend it enough!
Only got it a few days ago. Started to experiment with it. How did I ever lived without it? It's the tool I always wanted but didn't know it was out there. UIkit gives me the power to design a website like I want, without the limitations of a pre-made template. Do you want that freedom? Get UIkit. It won't disappoint you!
I just love UIkit, Lucas devoted a lot of time and attention to delivering a very high quality software. Unlike other framework stacks, UIkit stacks tries to put you very close to the framework itself and for that reason it is highly modular, as a result you have granular control over almost everything… and it is very, very fast, responsive and flexible. It’s fast not only as a published site, but also the preview in RW. One of the things that you will notice in UIkit, is the fact that you can, within the stacks, add custom classes and ID’s if you have the expertise and/or desire to do. But please, don’t get me wrong, you need not have any knowledge of HTML or CSS to use UIkit. I was able to convert a few websites, and only use UIkit3 stacks. So, if you are hesitating, don’t! You will love UIkit3 flexibility and modularity. Give it a chance and you will never look back!
If you want complete control over what you do, and are not willing to sacrifice preview and edit speed, UIkit is for you. Yes, there is a learning curve with UIkit: Unlike some of the frameworks it doesn't try to be idiot proof, but idiot proofing a framework just hobbles it. If you can spend a bit of time learning how UIkit works the pay back is very granular control over every aspect, without getting overloaded with hundreds of settings, which only slow Rapidweaver to a painful grind. The key to UIkit's speed is it's modular use of Stacks to do the main things, then the use of classes to customise and tune everything. At the moment, UIkit is in a class of it's own when it comes to frameworks on Rapidweaver. If you take making RW powered websites seriously, you need to at least try UIkit. You will be blown away.
A stable implementation of a great framework for RapidWeaver. Works well out of the box. Easy to customize based on underlying UIkit functionality and with custom implementations. Fast and very helpful support.
UIkit is very fast. And it's flexible, too. For catalog sites I often use RapidCart Pro which also uses the UIkit. That's great!
After working with UIkit 2 and now doing a site in UIkit 3 I am really happy with the results and the power of this framework and Support has been fantastic.