While Bootstrap 3 does away with the glossy and gradient characteristics of earlier versions, making it mostly a flat design, it doesn't completely embrace the "modern" design elements (inspired by Microsoft's Modern Design Language of Windows Phone and Windows 8) and still includes soft, rounded edges on many of the UI elements.
There are several other "flat" or "modern" skins for Bootstrap but they are completely custom Bootstrap implementations and in most cases include their own, modified, version of bootstrap.css. This makes it difficult to upgrade to newer versions of Bootstrap as it's dependent on those skins being updated as well.
To simply achieve the standard Bootstrap 3 look with a completely flat user interface, you need to include the bootstrap-flat.css file after you include the Bootstrap source. If you want some additional custom styles, include the bootstrap-flat-extras.css stylesheet after you include the Bootstrap and Bootstrap Flat stylesheets.
Bugs and feature requests
For transparency and insight into our release cycle, and for striving to maintain backward compatibility, Bootstrap will be maintained under the Semantic Versioning guidelines as much as possible.
Releases will be numbered with the following format:
And constructed with the following guidelines:
- Breaking backward compatibility bumps the major (and resets the minor and patch)
- New additions without breaking backward compatibility bumps the minor (and resets the patch)
- Bug fixes and misc changes bumps the patch
For more information on SemVer, please visit http://semver.org/.
Copyright and license
Copyright 2013 Scott Dorman under the Apache 2.0 license.