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Why Choose Bootstrap Framework Development For Website Creation

Bootstrap Framework Development

Bootstrap framework development is an open source framework designed and developed by two Twitter employees, Jacob Thornton and Mark Otto. Initially it was known as Twitter Blueprint. It was released for public in August 2011, and saw a huge number of developers jump in to try out this framework.

 

The launch of the second version of bootstrap framework development included the responsive feature that developers could integrate in their stylesheet. With the release of the third version of bootstrap framework development, the concept of mobile first design came into existence.

Also Read: Great Features Of Bootstrap 3

Since the release of the third version, the code library of bootstrap framework development has been rewritten. The main purpose of rewriting the codes was to change the entire library into default responsive with mobile first framework.

For a developer, a firm base does half of their work as it forms the basis on which customization can be done easily. The CSS files are also compact and therefore help in easy implementation during development.

Easy integration

Bootstrap requires developers to use LESS files for coding purpose. This however is only directed for those who know the use of these files. For developers, old CSS files too are available who do not wish to use CSS pre-processing.

Great grid system

Bootstrap framework development is built on a 12 column grid. This means the layout and components are distributed among the 12 grid format. You can also opt to change between a static grid and a responsive one. Offsetting of columns can also be done in both static as well as responsive layouts.

The responsive utility classes may change the appearance of the layout according to the devices they are created for. Adding class specific to any devise would make elements visible only in those devices. For example if a class like .visible-desktop is given for an element, then the element would be visible only to the desktop users. It can be changed according to devices for which there are different classes. Below is an example of Horizontal grid stack:


<div class="row">

<div class="col-md-1">.col-md-1</div>

<div class="col-md-1">.col-md-1</div>

<div class="col-md-1">.col-md-1</div>

<div class="col-md-1">.col-md-1</div>

<div class="col-md-1">.col-md-1</div>

<div class="col-md-1">.col-md-1</div>

<div class="col-md-1">.col-md-1</div>

<div class="col-md-1">.col-md-1</div>

<div class="col-md-1">.col-md-1</div>

<div class="col-md-1">.col-md-1</div>

<div class="col-md-1">.col-md-1</div>

<div class="col-md-1">.col-md-1</div>

</div>

<div class="row">

<div class="col-md-8">.col-md-8</div>

<div class="col-md-4">.col-md-4</div>

</div>

<div class="row">

<div class="col-md-4">.col-md-4</div>

<div class="col-md-4">.col-md-4</div>

<div class="col-md-4">.col-md-4</div>

</div>

<div class="row">

<div class="col-md-6">.col-md-6</div>

<div class="col-md-6">.col-md-6</div>

</div>

Basic styling HTML elements:

Bootstrap Framework Development For Websites    Each website interface has a number of display elements. These include buttons, tables, headings, list etc. Bootstrap framework development provides developers with a range of enhanced and extensible classes. Bootstrap supports base styling for the following elements- Typography, Buttons, Images, Icons, Forms, Tables and Codes. For example, to create an online form you can use the following code:


<form>

<div class="form-group">

<label for="exampleInputEmail1">Email address</label>

<input type="email" class="form-control" id="exampleInputEmail1" placeholder="Enter email">

</div>

<div class="form-group">

<label for="exampleInputPassword1">Password</label>

<input type="password" class="form-control" id="exampleInputPassword1" placeholder="Password">

</div>

<div class="form-group">

<label for="exampleInputFile">File input</label>

<input type="file" id="exampleInputFile">

<p class="help-block">Example block-level help text here.</p>

</div>

<div class="checkbox">

<label>

<input type="checkbox"> Check me out

</label>

</div>

<button type="submit" class="btn btn-default">Submit</button>

</form>

An array of components

Bootstrap provides developers with an array of components from which you can choose the ones you need. You can choose from different elements like drop down boxes, alert boxes or pagination. One reason for developers to choose Bootstrap framework development over other coding languages is its use of a consistent theme. The knowledge of LESS, is an added advantage where customization can be done within a few minutes. Some components that are pre-styled for your use include navigation bar, breadcrumbs, progress bar, pagination and alerts to name a few.

Example of pagination:


<nav>

<ul class="pagination">

<li>

<a href="#" aria-label="Previous">

<span aria-hidden="true">&laquo;</span>

</a>

</li>

<li><a href="#">1</a></li>

<li><a href="#">2</a></li>

<li><a href="#">3</a></li>

<li><a href="#">4</a></li>

<li><a href="#">5</a></li>

<li>

<a href="#" aria-label="Next">

<span aria-hidden="true">&raquo;</span>

</a>

</li>

</ul>

</nav>



<strong>JavaScript Plugin</strong>

A number of <a title="Javascript plugins" href="http://getbootstrap.com/javascript/" target="_blank">JavaScript plugins</a> are included in the bootstrap framework development package itself. For the above components, these Javascript plugins are important as they help in making them interactive. You need not try and use different plugins to create sliders or tabs. The available plugins will serve your purpose. All you have to do is include a few codes. Doing this would resolve your work keeping the file sizes rather compact. Below is an example of a JavaScript plugin:



<div id="carousel-example-generic" class="carousel slide" data-ride="carousel">

<!-- Indicators -->

<ol class="carousel-indicators">

<li data-target="#carousel-example-generic" data-slide-to="0" class="active"></li>

<li data-target="#carousel-example-generic" data-slide-to="1"></li>

<li data-target="#carousel-example-generic" data-slide-to="2"></li>

</ol>

<!-- Wrapper for slides -->

<div class="carousel-inner" role="listbox">

<div class="item active">

<img src="..." alt="...">

<div class="carousel-caption">

...

</div>

</div>

<div class="item">

<img src="..." alt="...">

<div class="carousel-caption">

...

</div>

</div>

...

</div>

<!-- Controls -->

<a class="left carousel-control" href="#carousel-example-generic" role="button" data-slide="prev">

<span class="glyphicon glyphicon-chevron-left" aria-hidden="true"></span>

<span class="sr-only">Previous</span>

</a>

<a class="right carousel-control" href="#carousel-example-generic" role="button" data-slide="next">

<span class="glyphicon glyphicon-chevron-right" aria-hidden="true"></span>

<span class="sr-only">Next</span>

</a>

</div>

Proper documentation

Apart from providing styling framework for different elements, Bootstrap framework development also offers fabulous documentation that includes demonstrations and examples. This makes it easier for others to work on those documents.

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Amrita

24 Feb 2015, 08:54 am

about the author

She is a book addict and net savvy. Pursuing her Masters in English. Loves to travel and wish to travel all around the world. Studying is a major part of her life. Keeps up with the latest trends in fashion but not a fashionista herself. Loves animals and would like to live in a ranch one day.

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