Bootstrap – Front-End Design Revolution

Bootstrap – Front-End Design Revolution

Bootstrap – Front-End Design Revolution

What is Bootstrap?

Bootstrap is a front-end framework for HTML, CSS and JavaScript that is used for developing mobile-first and responsive websites. It entirely aims at making the front-end web development faster and easier. With some basic knowledge of HTML and CSS, you can create Bootstrap forms, tables, buttons, typography, navigation, modals, image carousels and optional JavaScript plugins, almost anything that is needed on the front end of a website. Or in much simpler words you can create a fully functional responsive website (static or dynamic).

It was developed by Mark Otto and Jacob Thornton at Twitter, and released as an open source product in August 2011 on GitHub. In June 2014 it was the No.1 project on GitHub. It gives you the ability to create responsive layout with much less efforts and less time consumption.

Advantages of Bootstrap

The biggest advantage of using Bootstrap is that it comes with free set of tools for creating flexible and responsive web layouts as well as common interface components additionally you can add on more fancy effects which are developed by some third party developer and are easily supported by bootstrap.

Here are some more advantages, why one should opt for Bootstrap:

Save lots of time — you can save lots of time and efforts using the predefined design templates and classes and concentrate on other development work.

Responsive features —  You can easily create responsive designs. Bootstrap responsive features make your web pages to appear more appropriately on different devices and screen resolutions without any change in markup.

Consistent design — All Bootstrap components share the same design templates and styles through a central library, so that the designs and layouts of your web pages are consistent throughout your development.

Easy to use —  It’s very easy to use. Anybody with the basic working knowledge of HTML and CSS can start development with it.

Compatible with browsers — It was created with modern browsers in mind and it is compatible with all modern browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, and Opera.

Open Source — and the best part is, it is completely free to download and use.

What is required to run bootstrap?

It’s a front-end framework. And it is designed so, that you can easily run it without making much of an effort. We have divided it into three parts just for the purpose of understanding:

  1. The CSS Part – In the CSS part you will find a file called css.
  2. The JS Part – In the JS part you will find two main files js and bootstrap.js.
  3. The Icon Part – In the ICON part you will get the files for icon library. Glyphicons icon package is included with bootstrap framework.

How do we put together these three parts?

Now one of the possible ways is to download all three parts from the official website but that might be quite confusing for beginners. So in order to make it easy we have made a full package of all these three. These kinds of packages are called templates. You can download this free template from the link below:

 

Once you have downloaded this template you can follow along with as shown in the video below.

Get started with bootstrap in easiest way:

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