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How Bootstrap 4 and Joomla 4 match perfectly with each other?
Joomla 4 is promising to create a “big bang” for anyone who is Joomla fan. This new release will bring us many incredible new features of Joomla 4, better quality of coding, cleaner codebase, latest technologies, support PHP 7 at minimum version, especially, Joomla 4 integrates Bootstrap 4 – the most well-known framework for building responsive and mobile first websites.
As we have known, Bootstrap 4 is an open-source toolkit to build with CSS, HTML, and JS. Prototype quickly your ideas or develop the whole app with SASS variables, mixins, components which extensive prebuilt, responsive grid system, robust plugins based on jQuery.
Look back: Bootstrap 2 with Joomla 3
In 2015, Joomla 3.x released which integrates with Bootstrap in Joomla core. It is able to be used all over, both on templates and extensions backend/frontend.
This association had much good feedback from Joomla users, which helps developers to develop Joomla extensions and templates fast and easy.
Our near future: Joomla 4 with Bootstrap 4
Both of them are the latest version with enormous main update and improvements, using latest technologies, offering more new features when comparing to Joomla previous versions.
How these two integrate with each other?
From the previous blog post, we have mentioned about the 2 new backend and frontend template of Joomla 4 which are atum and cassiopeia. Both of these templates are based on Bootstrap 4.
Joomla 4 and Bootstrap 4 integrate with each other in Joomla core, which is possible to be used all over, both for templates and backend, frontend extensions. Folder of Bootstrap package is on this path: media/vendor/bootstrap, inside there are 3 folders
What advantages we get with Bootstrap 4
1. Develop extensions and templates quicker
Integrating with Bootstrap 4 helps to save time of developers to build templates/ extensions. In spite of coding from scrape, Bootstrap 4 provides you many available coding blocks, which helps developers easier to blend it along with CSS LESS functionality as well as cross-browser compatibility to prevent time-consuming for coding.
2. Create content super easier and faster
Equipped with components pre-styled, content elements, flexible and convenient layout system, Bootstrap 4 helps users to create content easily. To see more pre-styled components and sample markup, copy markup, update content and finish, you can check Bootstrap 4 document here. It can be seen that Bootstrap offers us many benefits to use it.
3. Mobile first, responsive website framework
Providing fully responsive framework, Bootstrap 4 has been improved and updated to be better in responsive layouts. It is said that it is the most well known CSS, HTML, and JS Framework to build responsive and mobile first websites.
Bootstrap contains a powerful responsive grid system with twelve columns, really easy to customize and use. It can be kept in responsive mode, or modify to secured layout.
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