HTML & CSS

Front-end Frameworks: Custom vs Ready-to-use Solutions

The dilemma over “custom versus ready-to-use” is pretty common in the Web world. Whether we talk about CSS, JavaScript, PHP, or a framework in any other programming language, the question of whether to use a prebuilt codebase versus using your own code arises often. This is especially important for front-end frameworks, because they’re directly responsible …

Bootstrap: Super Smart Features to Win You Over

The first stable release of Bootstrap 4 is here. And it’s pretty cool. This article looks at some of its best features. It was on 19th August, 2015, that Bootstrap 4 alpha was finally out. This was after months of anticipation, anxious tweets asking for the disclosure of a release date, and a few scattered …

8 Tips for Improving Bootstrap Accessibility

A few years ago, I wrote about my experiences on developing a Bootstrap version 3 project to be fully accessible for people with disabilities. This focussed mostly on Bootstrap accessibility in terms of front-end design. (It didn’t cover accessibility in terms of screen readers, as that’s a whole other story.) While I could see that …

Getting Bootstrap Tabs to Play Nice with Masonry

Bootstrap is one of the most widely adopted, open-source, front-end frameworks. Include Bootstrap in your project, and you’ll be able to whip up responsive web pages in no time. If you’ve tried using Masonry together with the Bootstrap Tabs widget, one of the many JavaScript components Bootstrap has to offer, chances are you’ve stumbled on …