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Blog and website upgrades to Bootstrap 4

Published on Sunday 12 November 2017
Categories: General |

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Over the past few weeks we have been working on some of our own websites to rewrite the code and pages to use Bootstrap which is an open source toolkit for developing with HTML, CSS, and JS.

In the past we have always written our own responsive CSS and JS for our websites but with all the different devices and screen sizes now being used we felt it was time to try using one of the many web frameworks available.

We tried several different frameworks before deciding to use the Bootstrap 4 version from https://getbootstrap.com

Bootstrap LogoWe choose to use Bootstrap due to the level of support available and the very easy to use CSS classes available within the code which makes it very flexible for layouts and very good online documentation.

We have rewritten our AB Electronics UK online ecommerce shop, our Virtual Swanage tourism website which has now been online for over 21 years and over the past few days I have rebuilt my blog.

AB Electronics UK

AB Electronics UK screen shot


Virtual Swanage

Virtual Swanage screen shot


I have also added some new features to the blog including a post view counter and popular posts section which is shown on each page. All the post counts have been set at zero today (1pm on 12th November 2017) and so it will be interesting to see which posts are the most popular on the blog.

Blog screen view

Blog home page screenshot

Any feedback on the updated websites is very welcome.



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