After two years of inpatient delay, Bootstrap 4 first beta has been released a few days back. There have been significant changes in the new version. Noticeably, the Bootstrap website also got a new look. Now, a question may pop up in your mind that, how wise would it be to use Bootstrap 4 Beta on your production site. It’s obvious that those who have been using the Alpha version for a long time will consider Beta much more stable. From a broader perspective, let’s find the answer of this questions after a deserving analysis.

The Bootstrap official blog post reads, the framework has brought a lot of brand new stuff and improved most of the previous features thanks to a remarkable amount of efforts. Let’s have a look at what goodies are in Bootstrap 4 beta 1.

What’s new in Bootstrap 4 beta 1?

  • Moved to Flexbox, grid system improved
  • Dropped wells, panels, and thumbnails for new Cards component
  • Brand new customization options
  • Moved from Less to Sass
  • All JavaScript plugins have been rewritten
  • Completely redesigned and improved documentation
  • Auto-placement of tooltips, popovers, and dropdowns have been improved
  • Forked Normalize.css and consolidated all HTML resets into a new CSS module, Reboot
  • Dropped older browser versions, and moved to rem units for component sizing
  • New build tools rewritten in npm scripts

So, this marks another step towards the new Bootstrap age. Have you tried Bootstrap 4 beta 1 yet? Please share your experience with us.

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