Bootstrap 3.0 and the T3 Template framework for Joomla roadmap

As you might already know, our T3 Joomla template framework has integrated Bootstrap in full features since the very beginning. And whoops!!! The new version Bootstrap 3.0 has been released a few days back to celebrate Bootstrap 2nd birthday. Bootstrap 3.0 took the team almost 9 months to work on it, and was officially shipped out to the world with tons of new features and changes.

Bootstrap 3.0 and the T3 Template framework for Joomla roadmap

Bootstrap 3.0 and the T3 Template framework for Joomla roadmap

9 things you should know about Bootstrap 3.0 :
1. RESPONSIVE and FLAT all the way

This 3rd version are built starting from the mobile devices, and the the design went Flat. Even the model code got its “makeover” to be “responsive friendly.” If you aren’t into responsive, this feature can be disable.
2. Box sizing

Everything now is in boxes. Resizing becomes much easier.
3. Even better grid system

The system now has 4 tiers of classes: xs (phones), sm (tablets), md (desktops), and lg (larger desktops). You can quickly achieve a desired flexible layout with those classes.
4. Rewritten JavaScript plugin and consistent classes

Javascript plugin promises to be conflict free, and consistent classes striving for hassles free customization.
5. Optional theme
6. Glyphicons icon font

It is back in font format instead of images. Glyphicons are not available for free, but we get them packed in Bootstrap with free of cost! Awesome!
7. Added some components, then removed some

Panels and list groups join in the game, while removing accordion, submenus, typeahead, and other small items.
8. Goodbye IE7 and FF 3.6

Unfortunately, Bootstrap 3.0 will no longer support either of these browser versions.
9. And the seemed-like never-ending list of bug fixes

So what’s gonna happen with our T3 Framework then?

No doubt, these big changes somewhat affect our T3 Framework and we need sometimes to work things out. How long will it take though?

That really depends on how far we would like to go with Bootstrap 3.0. Not only T3 Framework will get the upgrade, we will also be upgrading all the T3 Framework version 3 compatible Joomla templates with Bootstrap 3.0 as well. Okay, now that sounds like the Bootstrap 3.0 integration with T3 Framework will take for ages to be done, which is not actually the case. We are currently still in the discussion mode with the team on our roadmap for this upgrade. This will be carried out immediately when we finish up with other ongoing projects, which we are going to share with you in the upcoming weeks (Exciting!!! And yup, these projects are HUGE!).

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