Bootstrap, A bonus to the developer

Bootstrap is a front-end designing framework invented for the faster and easier web development. It helps the developer in creating a responsive website or web application, even though they didn’t have any knowledge in designing the UI.


It is a powerful framework, which includes HTML and CSS based design templates for common user interface components like Typography, Forms, Buttons, Tables, Navigations, Dropdowns, Alerts, Modals, Tabs, Accordion, Carousel and many other as well as optional JavaScript extensions.

Bootstrap also gives you ability to create responsive layout with much less efforts.

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, using the Bootstrap data APIs you can create advanced interface components like Scrollspy and Typeaheads without writing a single line of JavaScript.

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 Bootstrap predefined design templates and classes and concentrate on other development work.
  • Responsive features — Using Bootstrap 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 useBootstrap is very easy to use. Anybody with the basic working knowledge of HTML and CSS can start development with Bootstrap.
  • Compatible with browsersBootstrap is 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.

Bootstrap Ingredients

If you were to download Bootstrap, you would find that it includes css files, javascript files, and images. Here’s a sneak peak at the files included:

bootstrap.css glyphicons-halflings.png bootstrap.js
bootstrap.min.css glyphicons-halflings-white.png bootstrap.min.js

Finally, It is the usable framework for a developer. I’m planning to write a tutorial series on using bootstrap, but honestly the official documentation is really good! If you’re interested in using bootstrap, I suggest taking look at the documentation here.