All you need to know about Bootstrap 5
By Emmanuel Chinonso
Now that Tech is proliferating, it is essential to learn web development. If you are already learning web development, you must have heard of the bootstrap technology, especially the latest bootstrap 5.
What is Bootstrap?
Bootstrap is a CSS framework that functions as a responsive, mobile-first front-end web development. It is also free and open source. You might ask for you need a framework. The answer to that is no. Not really, but it helps to make your work easier and fast. And you get to avoid a lot of repetitive stuff. It is essential for both newcomers and experienced developers so you can focus on the functionality of your web or app.
Features of Bootstrap with added Bootstrap 5 new features.
With the arrival of Bootstrap 5 alpha. It open doors to some features that make Bootstrap a leading front-end developing tool. We shall discuss the already existing features found in Bootstrap.
Easy to use
Bootstrap 5 is very easy to use as anyone with basic knowledge of HTML and CSS can use it
New look and feel for bootstrap 5
The Bootstrap new version is coming with a new look. They have improved on their doc v4.5.0. Bootstrap doc pages are no longer full width. This helps to improve readability and allow to feel more content-like. The sidebar was also enhanced with Bootstrap expandable section to enable faster navigation. A new logo is also introduced, which embodies the bold B with curly braces.
Bootstrap's responsive features allow for you to have CSS adjusts to mobiles, tablets, and desktops.
Bootstrap is very mobile friendly as its version 3 focus on that.
It is simple to integrate Bootstrap and other platforms and frameworks on existing sites and new ones. An element of Bootstrap can be used along with your CSS.
Bootstrap 5 no jQuery
Bootstrap has already pre-styled components for bars, alerts, dropdowns, etc.
In the previous version, Bootstrap 5 extends on the Bootstrap 4 customisable docs with the more theming page with content and code snippet for building on top of Bootstrap's source sass file. The colour palette was also expanded in bootstrap 5, allowing you to customise your app without leaving the codebase quickly.
Great grid system
In the new Bootstrap 5 stable version, the grid system introduces the XXL features and the already existing 12 column grid system. It also has some notable changes like:
- The gutter classes have been replaced with .g* utilities.it also comes with additional features to the gird gutter spacing.
- Form layer options have been replaced with the new gird system.
- Vertical spacing has been added.
Dropping the internet Explorer and using more CSS properties
Thanks to Bootstrap dropping the use of internet Explorer they have been able to use a lot of CSS customer properties. This allows the developer to focus more on designing their desired web page without worrying about old browser supports or a bigger project size.
Extensive list of components
Bootstrap has an extended list of components pre-styled. These include; Button Groups, Navigation Bar, Breadcrumbs, Labels & Badges, Alerts, Progress Bar, And many others.
Base styling for most HTML elements
Bootstrap provides basic styling for your HTML element. These elements include; Typography Code, Tables, Forms, Buttons, Images, Icons.
Bootstrap is also known to provide excellent documentation with examples and demo, making it easy for anyone to use, even a beginner.
New SVG Icon Library
Bootstrap 4 offered no library for icons as developers were forced to use font awesome for their icons. While in In Bootstrap 5, the SVG icon library is introduced, making it possible to make your icons and use them in your projects.
Utilities were introduced in Bootstrap. These allowed you to control and customise the page with the global ‘\$enable-*’ classes in bootstrap 4. In Bootstrap 5, API is introduced to the utilities. These added features also allow developers to create their API or even remove or modify utilities with this API based approach.
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Bootstrap is expected to release better features in their stable version and provide developers with easy access to tools needed to make your work more artists and mobile-friendly.
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