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What has changed in Bootstrap 4?

By Ollie Reardon 21st November 2016


As Bootstrap 4 introduced some new welcomed features, it also has made some refinements to previous Bootstrap components. Base font size change To improve readability the base font size in Bootstrap 3, ~14px, has been bumped up to ~16px. Dropped support To help reduce page bloat and to aid Bootstrap maintainers with the codebase, there have been several components that have been dropped from Bootstrap 4 LESS SASS is the pre-proc...

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New features added in Bootstrap 4

By Ollie Reardon 28th October 2016


While Bootstrap 4 has polished up on the features of the previous major release, Bootstrap 3, several new features have been introduced to keep Bootstrap a solid, modern front-end web framework. XL Columns There is a new column breakpoint introduced in Bootstrap 4, Extra Large! Currently the Bootstrap 4 columns are as follows: Size Pixels Extra Small (col-xs) <576px Small (col-sm) >576px Medium (col-md) >768px Large (col-lg) >9...

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Rapid Web’s Open Source Contributions 2015

By Jordan Hall 7th January 2016


In 2015, Rapid Web made a commitment to increase their contributions to the open source community. We therefore started several open source projects. This post will go over some of the most interesting open source contributions we made last year. Direct Share Buttons Including large amounts of external JavaScript and 3rd party code for all the various social media sites can be a pain. They can slow down the loading and rendering of your webpage...

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Introduction to Bootstrap

By Peter Chiu 19th February 2015


Bootstrap is arguably the daddy of all the frontend frameworks currently available on the web and with the list of features as long as a one page website and with version 3 built upon mobile first principles it’s easy to see why. In this article we’re going to cover some of the main features and components as well as some lesser known built-in classes which are extremely useful. Grid System Bootstrap offers a standard 12 column grid system wh...

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Email Design & Development: Quirks, Tips and Tricks!

By Ollie Reardon 2nd July 2014


Here at Rapid Web, I occasionally take on the somewhat daunting task of templating email designs. The issue with email designs is that there are no real standards when compared to the push that modern browser vendors are making to make HTML and CSS consistent no matter what web browser the end user is using. This is obviously an issue as a developer as there is no real “one size fits all” approach to templating email designs. Luckily there a...

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Responsive Web Design & Development

By Kirsty Gasston 25th March 2013


There are so many ways to access the internet and view websites now – computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones – and figures show that over 10% of internet browsing worldwide is now done via a mobile browser. Of course users expect websites to display and function correctly across all of their devices. So what do we do as web designers to make sure that this is the case? We design sites to be responsive. Media queries are used to recognise th...

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