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CSS Bootstrap 4 Basics (Retired) Using Bootstrap Components Building a Navbar

Bootstrap 4? I can only find a beta version

I am confused. I realised I was using bootstrap 3 when a lot of the classes in your examples did not work. For example the 'display' class for h1 elements and the 'text-xs-center' class for aligning elements.

Unless I am doing something really stupid... why is there a course on Bootstrap 4 if it hasn't been released?

1 Answer

J Scot Angus
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J Scot Angus
Courses Plus Student 5,891 Points

Bootstrap 4 is in its second Alpha release... which means that it's stable enough to make available to the public, but unstable enough for use in the production code of important web apps.

It's fine to use for the purposes of learning Bootstrap, and therefore for the purposes of this course.

Do you think it is stable enough to use for a live website?

Thanks for your response

Do you think it is stable enough to use for a live website?

Thanks for your response

Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
28,135 Points

If this is for a site that plans to grow some scale, or users are paying for, no, I would not use it for a live website. If this is for a test site, or your own little personal portfolio or something, there is probably little harm in using it in a live website. It appears that it's well on it's way to being a stable product, but it is alpha, and so there may be some frindge bugs or issues with components that haven't been addressed yet. And any update may cause breaking changes without warning.