Bootstrap 3 RC1 was released two days ago and from a quick look through the changes and the code, it all makes a lot more sense to me.
Here are some of the changes that seemed interesting to me:
The biggest change and improvement I recon, is that the framework became mobile-first and thus requires less (not a pun) overrides when using it for your responsive project.
Because of this choice, the grid has been simplified a lot since you start from a single-column layout and go on from there.
Naming formats became more clear and consistent as they now have a scheme using dashes, based on element, state, pseudo state. E.g.
The new grid uses different classes for the columns. The
span* classes were replaced with
col-* classes which make more sense semantically and match the updated naming format.
Support for IE7 was also dropped which lets you drop all the
* hacks from your stylesheet.
The team refactored some of the mixins by dropping obsolete vendor prefixes for
A nice addition on the other hand, are the updated gradient mixins for better color stop support by adding extra values (
A logical step was to drop glyphicon images and replace them with the glyphicon icon font. Along with this update, they've dropped the
icon-* class and replaced it with
And at last, one of my favorites is the new mixin for retina image support with
There are a lot of other new features and updates which you can find in the detailed changelog.
Bootstrap now uses Jekyll and Grunt for their docs which I think is great. If you haven't used Grunt yet, you'll experience that it's a very handy tool for compiling
The Bootstrap-team decided to move the repository to https://github.com/twbs/bootstrap with all of it's history. At the time of writing this post, the
master branch still contains the v2 version, so you'll have to do a checkout of the
3.0.0-wip branch to get the code or download it from http://getbootstrap.com.
Here's the link to the official Bootstrap release post of RC1: http://blog.getbootstrap.com/2013/07/27/bootstrap-3-rc1
Please contribute and test this awesome thing!