I know, you all are amused to know when the latest version is going to be out, what’s new in version 5, and a lot more about Bootstrap 5.
The bootstrap team is working on getting changes made on Bootstrap 4 to make the framework even better.
From this version, Bootstrap became more geared towards mobile-friendly web development as it introduced support for responsive web design.
With all the new updates coming in Bootstrap 5, it’s safe to say that the Bootstrap team is making huge steps to make the framework lightweight, simple, useful, and faster for the developer’s benefit.
Improving bootstrap branch for development: According to the official announcement on the website, the master will become bootstrap v5’s new v3 dev branch and to develop v5 they will cut a new master branch from v4-dev.
What’s New in Bootstrap 5?
Bootstrap 5 is coming with many differences from the current version. Even some of them are major changes that we mentioned below.
While Bootstrap has been using jQuery for more than 8 years, jQuery has become quite a large and bloated framework that requires websites using it to download and add trivial load time for a library that may not be used by any other plugin except Bootstrap itself.
The official bootstrap team had already shown its intention to remove jquery entirely from Bootstrap in the past, and it seems like, version 5 will reflect that.
Bootstrap 4 has been a great tool to integrate with Jekyll through Sass (Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets) but in Bootstrap 5, a major switch from Jekyll to Hugo is anticipated.
Bootstrap 5 will drop support for Internet Explorer 10 and 11 browsers. Microsoft already ended the support of these versions of IE. ( see here )
In Bootstrap 5, the Bootstrap team removed the card decks since the new grid system offers more responsive control.
Bootstrap has been using px for its gutter width for quite a long time which will no longer be the case in Bootstrap 5.
Bootstrap concept offered 12-columns system is not going to vanish and will be available in Bootstrap 5 also.
By default, Bootstrap 4 uses inline-block on its display option but in Bootstrap 5, it was removed.
It seems like changes in Bootstrap’s SVG library will also take place with Bootstrap 5. As developers, we need additional icon libraries because the one Bootstrap provides is tiny and not enough. With Bootstrap 5, this may change (hopefully).
There are many more changes coming with Bootstrap 5. If you are interested in the Bootstrap 5 todo list, you can check in Bootstrap Github.
What is the Bootstrap 5 release date?
The bootstrap team is working furiously to update bootstrap version 4 with version 5 and soon it may announce the Bootstrap 5 release date. The bootstrap 5 release date is not yet announced by any officials but the expected release could be at the end of 2020.
We will update our Bootstrap templates list and continue adding free and premium Bootstrap 5 templates to our website as soon as the Bootstrap 5 version is released.
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