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Difference between Bootstrap 4 and Bootstrap 5
  • Difficulty Level : Easy
  • Last Updated : 09 Jul, 2020

What is Bootstrap?

It is an open-source framework from late 2011 that is used for designing responsive websites with a mobile-first approach faster and easier. Bootstrap is available for HTML, CSS, and JS. According to server-side languages like PHP, Node, etc bootstrap helps to design the frontend.

Why Bootstrap?

  • Faster and Easier
  • Mobile First style
  • It is free ! Available in
  • Brower support
  • Responsive Design

Bootstrap 5 alpha launched in mid-June of 2020. As it is in alpha-1 version, in future some more features can be added in bootstrap 5

In alpha-1 version of bootstrap 5 some of the classes removed are:

  • form – row
  • form – inline
  • list – inline
  • card – deck

Some of added classes:

  • gx-* (classes control the horizontal/column gutter width)
  • gy-* (classes control the vertical/row gutter width)
  • g-* (classes control the horizontal & vertical gutter width)
  • rows-cols-auto

Difference between Bootstrap 4 and Bootstrap 5

Grid System It has 5 tier (xs, sm, md, lg, xl). It has 6 tier (xs, sm, md, lg, xl, xxl).
Color It has limited colors. Extra colors added with improved color palette.
Jquery It has jquery and all related plugins. Jquery is removed and switched to vanilla JS with some working plugins
Internet Explorer Bootstrap 4 supports both IE 10 and 11. Bootstrap 5 doesn’t support IE 10 and 11.
Form elements Radio buttons, checkboxes have different look in different OS and browsers. Whether it may be any OS or browsers, the look of form elements will not change.
Utilities API We cannot modify utilities in bootstrap 4 Bootstrap 5 gave freedom to modify and also create our own utility
Gutter We use .glutter with fontsize in px We use .g* with fontsize in rem
Vertical Classes Columns can be positioned relative Columns cannot be positioned relative
Bootstrap Icons Bootstrap 4 doesn’t have its own SVG icons we have to font-awesome Bootstrap 5 have its own SVG icons
Jumbotron It supports. It doesn’t support jumbotron.
Card deck Card deck is used to create set of cards with equal width and height. Card deck class in removed in bootstrap
Navbar We have inline-block property and we will get white dropdown as default for dropdown-menu-dark class. inline-block property is removed and we will get black dropdown as default for dropdown-menu-dark class.
Static Site Generator Bootstrap 4 uses Jekyll software. Bootstrap 5 uses Hugo software.
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