What is new in bootstrap 5 | Overview of Bootstrap 5.

We have great news for bootstrap 5, the news is bootstrap 5 alpha version is released. the new version is released on v5.getbootstrap.com. guys, here we have too many updates in this version of bootstrap. I will let you know all the main updates one by one. and also, tell you what is bootstrap 5 alpha? So, don’t miss any line. and I am dame sure if reading this article fully then you don’t need to go anywhere else for bootstrap 5’s updates. let’s get started.

What is Bootstrap 5?

Bootstrap 5, this is the most popular front-end HTML, CSS, and Javascript framework. in the past bootstrap has released many versions like v1, v2, v3, v4, and subversions. and for now bootstrap release version 5. in this article we will discuss only v5 if you want to learn v4 then you can read from bottom.

What is bootstrap 5 alpha?

Basically, this is the not original fifth version. Yes, this one is not original v5. before releasing the original version of any languages, then release the testing version for reviews. The bootstrap 5 alpha is the testing version of bootstrap 5. they will see what is the reaction of peoples and if need updates then they updated.

Bootstrap 5 Alpha

This is the first stage of version 5. they will do updates in this and then they release bootstrap 5 beta version.

Bootstrap 5 Beta

This one is the second stage of bootstrap 5. in this version they will show updates that that seen in the alpha version. and after that, they release a gamma version.

Bootstrap 5 Gamma

Bamma is the final stage. in this all the updates of alpha and beta they show. after this one, they release the final Bootstrap 5 version. we can call these all version 5 because these three versions are a summary of the original bootstrap 5 version.

What is new in bootstrap 5?

Here bootstrap 5 has too many new updates. This version is released on 16 Jun 2020. believe me, guys if you have knowledge of bootstrap 4 then this is very easy for you. because here we have 75 to 80 percentages bootstrap 4. let’s see all updates one by one.

The main thing is bootstrap 5 has changed the logo of this version again. this is the awesome logo of this trend. because in 2020 this is the trend. from one serve this type of logos peoples like too much. here in the bottom, you can see the new logo of bootstrap 5.

Bootstrap 5 New Logo
Bootstrap 5 New Logo

JQuery Removed

We can call this one is the biggest change of v5 in the older version we have to put jquery CDN or fine with bootstrap. we can not use some components without installing jquery. But now, Here in this version 5, they have removed jquery. for now, we have no need to install jquery in our project. Now, Bootstrap 5 is shifted jquery to vanilla javascript.

What is Vanilla Javascript

Vanilla javascript is the same as we using normal javascript in our day by day routine. here we have one biggest benefit for using vanilla javascript in bootstrap 5. when we using jquery in our project their jquery is taking time to load. but now jquery has removed so code will be lighter than before and this will load very easily.

Improved forms

Here, The form has designed and the layout has been updated in this version. now, we can easily customize forms like padding and other things. this will give awesome look to the form. also, radio buttons and switches are improved. one another thing is in this version from-group class is removed. now this will directly deal with all classes with no need for the form-group class. let’s see an example of a better understanding.


here we have three input boxes with three different sizes that are possible in bootstrap 5.

Responsive Font Size (RFS)

Yes, In this version of bootstrap we will see responsive font size. This is the full form of RFS. Responsive fonts can manage and calculate the size of the screen automatically and then after fonts will manage. RFS is very useful and very much help frontend developer to manage fonts. because before this we have to manage font size in all the screens manually. this is very time consuming, here it will full automatically.

Enhanced Grid System

This one also the biggest enhancement of this version. Now, we have column adjustment for extra extra large screens. before this, in bootstrap 4 we have only an extra large screen grid. let’s see screen sizes for the grid.

column classesSizes
col-sm-* ≥576px
col-md-* ≥768px
col-lg-* ≥992px
col-xl-* ≥1200px
col-xxl-* ≥1400px

Here you can see .col-xxl-* is new. using this you can manage 1400px and larger then 1400px screen. let’s see the example of a grid system.


Own Icons

Now, you don’t have a need to use third party icons like font awesome and others, because in this version we have SVG icons by bootstrap own. this will provide SVG icons to use. this also helps us to decrease the size of website and also the website will load fast. you can see the examples of icons.

Dropped Internet Explorer 10 and 11 support

Now, in the fifth version. bootstrap dropped internet explorer 10 and 11 support. after this version, IE 10 and 11 will no longer for bootstrap.

New APIs available

In this version, we have other new APIs for use. this is another benefit for users.

Lighter Package

After these major changes, the package will lighter. because in this version we don’t have to use jquery and third party icons. now we have our own icons. and also other files decrease the size in this version.


Bootstrap is one of the top frontend frameworks, this is the cause of millions of users are waiting for the new versions. as we have discussed this one is the alpha version, so it may change a few things. these are the major updates but 90 to 95 percentages this is the bootstrap 5 final version. so enjoy it.

Don’t be hesitated to ask me your questions. your question will be my inspiration for new articles on designing. you can contact me if you need any help.

Also Read:

If you want to learn bootstrap 4 you can also read the below posts. with very easy examples.

1. Introduction of Bootstrap 4

2. What is the difference between Bootstrap 3 and Bootstrap 4?

3. Advantages of Using Bootstrap 4

4. Online or Offline? How should you use bootstrap 4 Online or Offline? Why?

5. Bootstrap 4 Grid System with Separated Examples

6. Bootstrap 4 Tables with structured and easy examples

7. Bootstrap 4 Buttons with structured and easy examples

8. Bootstrap 4 Cards with structured and easy examples

9. Bootstrap 4 Dropdowns with structured and easy examples

10. Bootstrap 4 Navs with structured and easy examples

11. Bootstrap 4 Navbar with structured and easy examples

12. Bootstrap 4 Carousel with easy examples

13. Bootstrap 4 Modal with easy examples

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