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Bootstrap Basics

Bootstrap Basics

Bootstrap is a popular HTML, CSS, and JavaScript framework for developing responsive and mobile-first web sites.

Many Miami web design companies use this technology for their projects.

It is tested and supported in the major modern browsers, such as Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer 8+.

Bootstrap has three main files:

  • css, the CSS framework
  • js, the JavaScript/jQuery framework
  • glyphicons, an icon font set

Bootstrap requires jQuery to function; this is a very popular and widely used JavaScript library.

Some features:

  • Ensure cross-browser compatibility
  • Fast implementation in custom web design projects
  • Utilize responsive design to allow your website to adapt to various screen sizes, like mobile, desktop, and everything in between
  • Add consistency to code and design between projects and between developers
  • Quickly and easily prototype new designs

The grid is probably one of the most important features of the framework. It’s the basis on which the entire layout is created. Bootstrap’s core CSS will also add helpful styling to tables, forms, buttons, lists, forms, images and navigation bars, while the core JavaScript will add helpful code for creating modals, carousels, alerts, popups, dropdowns, and accordions.

 

Good Features:

  1. Sass Instead of LESS

Sass is more popular among developers, has a huge contributor base, generally offers more possibilities and is easier to use.

  1. Speed of Development

One of the biggest advantages of using Bootstrap is the speed of development. If you’re looking to push out a new application or website quickly, you should absolutely consider using Bootstrap.

  1. New Grid Tier for Smaller Screens

Bootstrap has a modern responsive grid system that permits developers to target devices with different viewports.

  1. Responsive Layout

Mobile devices continue to grow in popularity year after year. Global mobile data traffic will increase nearly 11-fold between 2014 and 2018. The need to have a responsive website is becoming gradually important.

  1. Introduces Relative CSS Units

Instead of pixels, the new major release, Bootstrap 4, will use REMs and EMs that make it possible to implement responsive typography on your sites. This will also increase readability, and make sites more accessible for disabled users.

  1. Consistency

Bootstrap ensures consistency regardless of who’s working on the project. Also, results are uniform across platforms so output remains the same whether you’re using Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari or Chrome.

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