What is Bootstrap?
Sleek, intuitive, and powerful front-end framework for faster and easier web development.
Bootstrap is a free, open-source web development framework that gives you all the tools you need to create your own ‘responsive’ website (i.e. a website that scales automatically to any given screen size – more on this below). Think of Bootstrap as a box of Lego blocks that can be put together to create websites. It is powerful and relatively easy to learn, even for those without any technical background.
Web design has changed dramatically in the last few years. The proliferation of mobile devices means that designers today need to design for phones and tablets along with standard desktops. A website needs to look good on a 5-inch phone screen, as well as a 27-inch monitor. This requires a unique set of skills; specifically, an-in depth knowledge of web technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, and of course, Photoshop.
In response to these web development challenges, designers have come up with something called ‘responsive’ design. A responsive website has a flexible layout that can scale automatically to different screen sizes. It looks good on mobile screens as well as computer monitors. For an example of a responsive website, check out BostonGlobe.com. Try scaling the window size and observe how all elements scale automatically.
Creating responsive designs requires a lot of time and effort. Bootstrap provides you with the basic framework for creating a simple responsive website. You don’t need to code anything yourself. Just include the appropriate pre-written code from Bootstrap into your website, and you’ll be all set with your very own responsive web design!
Download Bootstrap for all free here www.getbootstrap.com