It looks like Twitter Bootstrap 3 is just around the corner! I’ve been using Twitter Bootstrap 2 for an internal project and have used it for other quick prototypes as well (including the first Twitter Bootstrap). It’s an awesome framework for quickly putting a nice looking user interface together.
Version 3 promotes itself as mobile-first. Which I guess is getting more and more important these days.
At a first glimpse it looks like for Twitter Bootstrap 2 users the grid system has changed the most. The default style has changed a bit as well. No more gradients and box-shadows as well (but it seems they will come back). Though you can always add them back I liked the default style of version 2. A full list of changes can be found at Github.
A post with the best new features in Bootstrap 3.0 gives more in depth information on what changed. Good stuff!
A little while ago I claimed the domain name meldpuntdierenleed.nl (animal cruelty reporting). For months I didn’t do anything with it, mainly due to health reasons.
But, after reading the Dive Into HTML5 book, which I posted about earlier and feeling a little better I decided to get something up and running. It’s a simple HTML5 page with some CSS3 styling. I’ve only really tested it in Chromium and FireFox 3.6. It’s only a static page with some links to websites likes the WSPA where you can report animal cruelty. Along with it are some Google Ads and Analytics is measuring statistics for me.
I don’t have any other plans yet with meldpuntdierenleed.nl but figured having something on it is better than nothing.
After years of only talk about the HTML5 specification the last 2 years or so browser vendors are finally starting to implement most parts of the specification, even though the HTML5 specification isn’t completed yet. Because of this I haven’t been paying much (or any) attention to it at all so I’ve got no clue about all the new features that HTML5 brings.
Luckily for me the free online book Dive Into HTML5 by Mark Pilgrim gives a nice introduction to HTML5. It gives a nice explanation on how to use <article>, <header>, <footer> and <nav> but also some of the other elements as <video> and <canvas>. Geo-location, storage, offline availability, new types of form elements and microdata have chapters of their own as well. I think microdata is an interesting addition, although I’m not sure yet it would serve any other purpose than providing specific data to search engines.
Reading this book has brought me up-to-date quickly on the HTML5 topic and makes it a less scary beast for me. If you’re interested at all in web development then I suggest reading Mark Pilgrim’s excellent book.
Edit: I was told the site no longer exists, but https://digital.com/tools/html-cheatsheet/ has a nice overview as well.