Bootstrap 5.0 alpha released

Update to the mobile-first website framework promises lighter file sizes and faster page loading and more …

The Bootstrap team has released the Bootstrap 5 alpha version. Two significant changes in Bootstrap 5 are that it no longer depends on jQuery and support for Internet Explorer has gone. Other improvements intended for the 5.0 release include a new API, changes to the grid system, and improved documentation. 

According to the team, removing jQuery is one of the biggest changes to the framework for years. For over a decade, jQuery has allowed access to complex JavaScript behavior, but as a result of new advancements over time to front-end development tools and browser support, it’s no longer necessary. Removing jQuery dependency will result in smaller file sizes and improved page loading speeds. And the users were expecting it for a long time.

In this release, the team has also dropped the support for Internet Explorer, which will allow Bootstrap to use custom CSS properties. Previous versions of Bootstrap only had CSS options for colors and fonts, and now support will be added for additional components and layout options.

More information will come soon. What do you think about these changes? 

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