Bootstrap to Drop IE8 Support

In a bit of a surprising move, Bootstrap v4 will be dropping support for IE8. Those who need IE8 support can continue to use Bootstrap v3.x. According to at least one dev, Bootstrap will continue to provide bug fixes/patches for v3 when needed. How long this will last is anyones guess.

I can appreciate wanting to move forward, but in my own personal experience, many small to medium businesses and clients require IE8 support for legacy computers, users etc. I suppose it all depends on your user base, and Bootstrap feels comfortable enough with IE8 numbers to do so. More power to them, but for many in the corporate world v3 will be the only choice for now.

A few resources where you can read more about this change:

  • The official announcement (scroll down to the “Onward to Bootstrap 4 headline”).
  • Concerns and discussions from users and devs on Github here and here.

Dropbox Adds Two-Step Verification, 1Password Users Asked to Wait.

The popular backup and file syncing service, Dropbox, has just announced that two-factor authentication is now available for users.

This is great news and it’s nice to see more and more websites start to use two-factor authentication.

Dropbox Two-Step Verification
Enabling Two-Step Authentication for Dropbox.

If you don’t use 1Password app, you should go enable it now.

1Password Users, Hold on a Sec.

For those of us who use 1Password, you might be surprised to hear that the 1Password team recommends that most users should wait a bit while a few things are tested and looked into.

This is mostly due to it being a very new feature with little documentation, and the team wants to ensure should anything go wrong or get stolen, your data is always accessible.

The “Agile Bits” team (creators of 1Password app) always does an amazing job at explaining their decisions and app in depth, so I highly recommend you read their post before enabling two-factor auth in Dropbox.

The 1Password team specifically updated their post with the following optimistic snippet:

In conjunction with Dropbox moving this out of beta and the experience of lots of 1Password users switching over to two-step authentication, I’ve become much more optimistic about when we will feel more comfortable recommending this to 1Password users. I changed my guess of “months” to “weeks”

So there you have it. If you don’t use a password manager (bad computer user, bad!) then you should enable this right away. If you do use the 1Password app or a similar password manager, you should read the blog post first and make your own decision.

Article Resources

My Software – Subdomain Launched and Being Updated

I’ve finally found some free time to get a new sub domain setup for all of the software I’ve created.

You can check out the new site at

I’ll be merging my existing software, plugins, & extensions into the site over time. Many of the plugins and extensions from (now closed) will be merged into the new site as well.

I’ve just added an Alfred App extension to allow you to toggle hidden files super quickly on your system. I’ve also put up a much requested update about the “Are You Sure?” WordPress plugin that some of you used in the past.

If you have some time to swing by the new site or give it a share, I’d appreciate it.

Stay well and keep smiling. 🙂