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Episode V: Bootstrap Strikes Back - May the 4th be with you

Our theme Bootstrap4 Instant is moving to Webpack. And it comes with all the azing recipes you need to get started. 

Why Drop Gulp in Favor of Webpack?

Gulp is a very generic task runner which can be used for anything. This comes at the price of complexity: configuring gulp is complicated and most people, especially people who work more with html/css/scss, have difficulties customizing or fixing things.

We want to stay in line with trends in web-development to make it easier for people who used similar tools other environments, so we're making this change. 

Why move to TypeScript?

TypeScript is basically JavaScript with the missing parts. Because the main difference is the type-checking, which ensures that the programmer uses properties that actually exist. This saves countless hours of debugging. So this was a natural step. 

How can I use it?

We just published the latest package - and also made all the recipes you need to get started:

  1. install the theme
  2. set up your dev-environment so you can work with Webpack
  3. basic recipes showing how to customize color/logo

Love from Switzerland,
Daniel and Roman


Daniel Mettler grew up in the jungles of Indonesia and is founder and CEO of 2sic internet solutions in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, an 20-head web specialist with over 800 DNN projects since 1999. He is also chief architect of 2sxc (see github), an open source module for creating attractive content and DNN Apps.

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