Bootstrap — a new buddy

Day by day, I am growing in the web development world as I keep adding to my database of knowledge about fundamentals of the work — courtesy “Become a software developer” on slack. This week, my focus is on bootstrap, a front-end framework. Truly, before now, I thought that someone who deep knowledge of CSS may not need bootstrap. However, I have discovered that bootstrap is a powerful toolkit which can be used by a beginner and advanced developers. Essentially, bootstrap is a collection of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript tools for creating and building web pages and applications. It is open source project and free to use. It is well known for its flexibility and simplistic.

Benefits of using bootstrap

· Widely use to produce responsive design

· Offer rich extensibility using JavaScript

· It can be used with any editor or IDE as well as any server side technologies and languages (ASP.NET, PHP, Ruby on Rails)

I successfully created two projects (A portfolio and a tribute pages) using bootstrap using the following process:

1. Downloaded and installed (by adding a few HTML) bootstrap — <link href=”css/bootstrap.min.css” rel=”stylesheet”>

2. I then defined the bootstrap containers as well as associated grid system.

3. Required bootstrap classes were called

4. Content was defined using appropriate HTML elements

As a beginner, I enjoy working with bootstrap and would be willing to further my study about this tool.