We have been waiting for the next release of the popular front-end framework for web development, Bootstrap. While Bootstrap 3 hasn’t exactly been released yet, the candidate preview of the new version is up. And the creators behind the framework tell us that this time, they have included mobile-support right into the code.
In the past Bootstrap versions, mobile options were later added by the team as optional styles. However, this time, the team has apparently spent significant time in putting the mobile support right within the framework. The candidate preview site states that the new version is ‘mobile friendly from the start. Instead of adding on optional mobile styles, they’re baked right into the core…Mobile first styles can be found throughout the entire library instead of in separate files.’
Apparently, the Bootstrap team is keeping an eye on the rapid progress of the mobile devices and so, their decision to include built-in mobile support is a wise one. The version, Bootstrap 3, is now available for download.
Some had cited concerns that the next version of the framework may fall back to plain design, dropping its visual appeal. However, one of the creators has stated that, “gradients and other embellishments have temporarily been removed while I focus on other things. It has nothing to do with skeuomorphism or anything like that.”
If you are into web development, now is the time to download the preview of Bootstrap 3 and try your hands on it.
Source: Bootstrap Release Candidate