Say Hello to the much awaited Bootstrap Beta 4 | Wrappixel
Making an appearance after two years in the making and breaking all records at least twenty-seven times over with nearly 5,000 commits, 650+ files changed, 67,000 lines added, and 82,000 lines deleted.

Okay, so what makes programmers prefer the Bootstrap Framework?

Well, to begin with Bootstrap is designed to help people of all skill levels – designer or developer, huge nerd or early beginner. Use it as a complete kit or use it to start something more complex. Unlike other front-end toolkits, Bootstrap was designed first and foremost as a style guide to document not only its features, but best practices and living, coded examples. Built to support new HTML5 elements and syntax with progressively enhanced components. It contains HTML and CSS-based design templates for typography, forms, buttons, navigation and other interface components, as well as optional JavaScript extensions and it’s:
  • The most popular HTML, CSS and JavaScript framework for developing a responsive and mobile-friendly website.
  • Easy to get started
  • Absolutely free to download and use
  • It facilitates users to develop a responsive website
  • Great grid system
  • Extensive list of components
  • It is very easy to use. Anybody having basic knowledge of HTML and CSS can use
  • Base styling for most HTML and CSS based design templates & elements like, Typography, Code, Tables, Forms, Buttons, Images, Icons navigation, Modals, image carousels and many others.
  • Bundled Javascript plugins
  • It is compatible with most of browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera etc, to name a few.

And what’s Different?

  • Moved from Less to Sass.Bootstrap now compiles faster than ever thanks to Libsass, and joins an increasingly large community of Sass developers.
  • Flexbox and an improved grid system. Nearly everything has been moved to flexbox, added a new grid tier to better target mobile devices, and completely overhauled source Sass with better variables, mixins, and now maps, too.
  • Dropped thumbnails, wells and panels for cards.Cards are a brand new component to Bootstrap, but they’ll feel super familiar as they do nearly everything wells, thumbnails, and panels did, only better.
  • Consolidated all HTML resets into a new CSS module Reboot and forked Normalize.css.css has taken a different path, dropping some core CSS tweaks. Reboot takes the core of Normalize.css and expands it to include more opinionated resets like box-sizing: border-box, margin tweaks, and more all in a single Sass file.
  • New customization options.Instead of relegating style embellishments like gradients, transitions, shadows, grid classes, and more to a separate stylesheet like v3, they’ve moved all those options into Sass variables. Want default transitions on everything or to disable rounded corners? Simply update a variable and recompile.
  • Dropped IE8 and IE9 support, older browser versions, and moved to rem units for component sizingto take advantage of newer CSS support. Apart from grid, pixels have been swapped for rems and ems where appropriate to make responsive typography and component sizing even easier.
  • Every JavaScript plugin has been rewritten in ES6 to take advantage of the newest JavaScript enhancements with new teardown methods, option type checking, new methods and much more.
  • Courtesy the help of a library called Popper.js auto-placement of tooltips, popovers, and dropdowns and documentation has been improved and re written – all in Markdown, and a few handy plugins to streamline examples, code snippets and new search form have been added to make working with documents way easier.
  • Instead of Grunt, new build tools have been completely rewritten in npm scripts thereby immensely simplifying the process of developing and contributing to Bootstrap.
  • Custom form controls, a redesigned carousel, an overhauled navigation bar, HTML5 form validation styles, hundreds of responsive utility classes, new components, and so much more have also been included.
  • It’s not all about writing the perfect BEM/atomic/component based CSS, it’s also about how easily you can onboard new people onto that project, particularly in a commercial context.The pattern and it’s docs facilitate to create an easy and fast platform.
As Mark Twain said – The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” and What better than Bootstrap Beta 4 for that!!

Let’s look at the Setting Up, at a glance:

In order to start coding in the bootstrap framework, we first need to download the relevant files so we can link all the default bootstrap styles.
  1. Download the Compiled CSS and JS. If you go to the Bootstrap site, you should see the large download button and download the Compiled CSS and JS version.
  2. Extract the file in an accessible location
  3. Create the file structure
  4. Download the Atom Text Editor. Although you can use any text editor you like. It’s just important that you find an editor you are comfortable using. So when you have your chosen editor open, go to the next step.
  5. Create a CSS file. Create a new blank file and save it as style.css in the CSS folder.
  6. Create the Index File. Create a new blank page. Before saving it as index file add a little bit of code to ensure you are plugged into the bootstrap framework.
To do that, go back to the Bootstrap website to the documentation tab. Let’s use the starter template. Copy this section of the code and then jump back over to HTML editor and paste that into index file.
  1. Get rid of the Hello World h1.
  2. Link the index file with the stylesheet created earlier. The style will be reflected in the index page when viewed in the browser. In the head section, just put the default bootstrap stylesheet.
  3. Save the index file as index.html in the countdown folder.
  4. Install Font Awesome. This will give access to nice vector icons to use in page and offer a lot more flexibility and freedom. Bootstrap 4 comes with a large amount of icons to start with that are called glyph icons but are fairly basic and don’t really get updated. Also Bootstrap 4 decided to drop support for glyph icons.
  5. Install the stylesheet into page before using them. Click download Unzip the archive into your countdown folder and remove the numbers which are just about the version.
  6. Now, go Back to the Index File and Install the New stylesheet. Add the icons on page where they are needed.
  7. Add the Project Image to Folder. If you want to use your own images, link to those images in the code instead of the ones used throughout the tutorial. Start with the designing and creating the page With all our files in place you can start coding on the countdown page.
  8. Add the Background Image. Because we are creating a launching page this will contain all the elements in a single page. There is no scrolling, no menus, so we can apply that background image in a HTML tag. Now go and open index page and see the background image on your browser. Then, add content to our page and it will simply place out on the top of the background image we added in the stylesheet.
  9. Adding Logo in Index.html. The first thing to add to our page is the brand logo.
  10. Adjust the Logo in CSS to Center it. Add in your stylesheet
  11. Add the Intro Text in the Index File. Go back to your index file and add a section under the logo.
  12. Change the Intro Text in CSS
  13. Get a Custom Google Font. In order to do that we have to add a new stylesheet via Google Fonts. Feel free to take a look and choose what you like. And paste them to your custom stylesheet within the paragraph style. Also you can adjust your font size so the text is more readable.
  14. Final CSS Style for the Custom Text
  15. Now Go Get Some Snack. You’ve Earned It. Avocado toast with guacamole sounds good! C.Add the Countdown Clock to the page. To speed up things, simply copy the first text section and duplicate it underneath. Change the section id from “text intro” to “counter”. Now we need some pieces of JavaScript.
  16. Get Rendro Countdown. Download the zip file, extract it and get the file jquery.countdown copied in your js folder.
  17. Uber Simple Setup
  18. Initialize the Plugin
  19. Add a Custom Google Font to the Countdown Text. Repeat the same procedure, go to Google fonts and get Amatic SC and add the Bold option to the font. Copy the code from Embed section to the index page.
  20. Add Some Social Media Buttons in the Index. For social media buttons, we are going to use the Font Awesome icons. We have covered installation in the setup section and now we are ready to use them. You can see all their icons here:http://fontawesome.io/icons/. We are going to use the Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Instagram square icons in a container.
  21. Add Some Style for Them. We have to align the icons and change their colors
  22. Let’s Add Some Awesome Hover Effect. We can make a great hover effect from CSS. We have added in our index page a class for each icon: Facebook, Google, Instagram and Twitter. We can design the transition effect from our stylesheet. Hover Effect This is great guys. We are at more than 50% of our process. We have to add our final section of the page which is the signup form.
  23. Create the Form Section. Add the classic <div> container for Email Collecting Here we have two ways:Use PHP markup. Use an email marketing tool
  24. Collect Emails with Mailchimp. You can embed a MailChimp list signup form on any page of your website. Customize the form to support your brand, or combine it with special offers to attract new subscribers and boost engagement.Read the official documentation here: https://kb.mailchimp.com/lists/signup-forms/add-a-signup-form-to-your-website-  Final Site
  25. HTML Code
  26. CSS Code
  27. Congratulations – You have done it!
Thanks for going through. I hope this helps. If you have any feedback or suggestions, we would be glad to talk to you in the comments section. So, as Tim Ferrisd said – “Think Big And Don’t Listen To People Who Tell You It Can’t Be Done. Life’s Too Short To Think Small.” Our diverse admin templates use Bootstrap Beta 4 to get your product out of the door by defining them using standard styles for common elements/widgets to make them to look good using best practices and common logic to get a homogeneous look for everything, without you spending time worrying about how each control should look. The WraPixel admin templates are pure front-end goodness to bootstrap your user interface, using BootStrap J Basically, an admin dashboard template is a set of design elements for the admin panel interface. So, if you’re looking for solid dashboard themes, you’ve come to the right place! Our admin dashboard designs are based on the Bootstrap Beta 4 framework. They are convenientto use and easy to modify mobile-first frameworks packed with numerous widgets and extra components, rendering well on different screen sizes and resolutions, so your Bootstrap dashboard template will always look consistent and clean. All our templates have been built as complete all-in-one admin solutions, and can be customized to be used as the base for any type of front-end or back-end systems or web applications, saving you time on repetitive crud tasks, and offers continuous updates. Depending upon the template, they offer:
  • multipurpose templates with aflat design, various layout options and resources, making it ideal for customization.
  • responsive templates with clean and minimal looks, built with LESS CSS with mobile widgets and web app layouts.
  • offer support for right-to-left languages with four custom color schemes and four distinct layout options.
  • responsive and retina-ready with custom colors and supports SASS and CoffeeScript
  • flat design-based admin templates with a huge collection of reusable UI components, loaded with custom panels, buttons, widgets and integrated jQuery plugins which are responsive and touch-friendly for added functionality.
  • mobile-friendly and responsive templates with parallax pages and minimal, clean layouts that suit a wide variety of usage scenarios.
  • built with AngularJS featureing nested routing, nested views as well as lazy loading of images.
  • multipurpose admin themes built with Bootstrap Beta 4 with a metro and flat design layout with several plugins and UI components to help you get the most out of it.
  • All components included in this items has been developed to bring all the potential of Bootstrap plus a set of new features (JS and CSS) ideal for your next admin theme or web app project.
  • custom sliders, tables, charts, widgets, forms, file managers, UI components and calendars with a bunch of useful jQuery plugins & extra JavaScript plugins with Revolution Slider
  • both fixed and liquid layouts with a multitude of extra UI components and plugins.
  • support for right-to-left languages, custom color schemes and layouts.
Okay, phew!! Now jump right to start using our admin templates created via Bootstrap Beta 4.
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