Reintroducing PrebootFebruary 28, 2013
Before Bootstrap there was Preboot, a collection of LESS variables and mixins originally released in March 2011 under the name Bootstrap.less. Sensing the need for a larger and more comprehensive framework—and not wanting to launch with our internal name—I stole the Bootstrap name from myself and put that code to better use as the groundwork for a much larger vision. To avoid obvious naming issues, I renamed the project and essentially didn’t touch the it for two years.
Preboot 2 is essentially a backport of all the improvements done in Bootstrap to the original LESS variables and mixins I wrote, with a little extra on top. In the near future, you’ll see some of these once again shared for Bootstrap 3. But enough of that, here are the highlights:
- A plethora of useful and customizable variables including grayscale and semantic colors like
@brand-success, scaffolding settings like
@link-color, and typographic shortcuts for font stacks, sizes, headings, and more.
- A powerful, semantic, and mobile-first grid system to create your own layouts with ease with just three mixins:
- Several vendor-prefix mixins to streamline writing of common CSS3 functions like transitions, gradients, and more.
- Several utility mixins for reusing common snippets of code like
.text-truncate(), and more.