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What is Bootstrap?

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by revivalpixel, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. revivalpixel

    revivalpixel Registered Member

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    There are a lot of questions here related to Bootstrap. I see a lot of people using it. So I tried to research it, and I found the official Bootstrap site, but there was only a download section and a few words after that. Nothing that explains what is it for... Just understood that it is a front-end helper. I have tried to find something by Googling but found nothing specific. Everything I found related to the computer science definition.

    So my question is: what is Bootstrap at all, what is it used for, and how does it help front-end development? I would also like some more details explaining it.
     
  2. IceHD

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    Bootstrap is a front-end framework that will cut your time in half while creating and website. Aligning divs can be a nightmare considering the fact that the website must be responsive on multiple widths.
    There are a lot of variations starting with Twitter Bootstrap (I hope I'm correct). There are some variations between them, mostly on class and ids names.

    http://ieatcss.com/twitter-bootstrap-tutorial.html
    http://getbootstrap.com/components/
     
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    Bootstrap is a templating system used to extend the behavior of CSS. It helps build beautiful, responsive websites with added functionality. The grid system, buttons, flash messages and more can be accomplished in Bootstrap
     
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    Seems to be a framework for exteneting CSS
     
  5. blackShark1

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    Bootstrap is a very usefull framework that can help you deisgn beautifully and more easily your website without worring to much about the css stuff.
    Give it a try - it is great.
     
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    Bootstrap can be installed into fwordpress sites to help you create a responsive design with easily manage columns. It is definitley worth learning.
     
  8. Tim_A

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    Hi, I use it all the time.

    I think the most important reason for using it us that it creates perfectly responsive websites that look great on mobile/tablet devices. The built-in functions are great too, such as modal popups, tabs, sliders etc etc

    give it a go! Or buy a cheap template somewhere and start playing with the code ;)
     
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    Bootstrap is a framework, released by Twitter, that enables you to easily create responsive layouts for your website. Responsive means it displays well on all screen sizes (smartphones, tablets, desktop computers).
     
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    Did you always think 'i suck at web design'?
    Did you always wanted to change that by pulling your shoe laces?

    Enter bootstrap!