6 Reasons to Choose the Bootstrap CSS Framework: Bootstrap - ResponSive Designing


What is Bootstrap?


Bootstrap is a powerful front-end framework for faster and easier web development created by Bootstrap was developed by Mark Otto and Jacob Thornton at Twitter.It was released as an open source product in August 2011 on GitHub. It includes HTML, CSS and JOuery 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.

Bootstrap and CSS frameworks

Designers need a solid foundation that gives us almost everything a typical website would require but is flexible enough for customization. Thanks to hundreds of hours spent by some developers and companies, we now have dozens of CSS Frameworks to choose from.
Among all the available CSS frameworks out there, Bootstrap is one of the most widely used framework. It's included by default in Joomla 3, and is wildly popular amongst WordPress and Drupal users. In the last 3 years, Bootstrap's popularity grew over 1,000% and has become by far the most popular CSS framework.

Why choose Bootstrap CSS frameworks?

< 1 > It's simple to learn
Bootstrap offers less CSS files than the old fashioned CSS development. but it also provides the plain old CSS file for those don’t want to use CSS pre-processing.
To use the Bootstrap framework, you have to download the Bootstrap files from Bootstrap's official website and offer unzipping. Just link those CSS files in the header of the webpage and you are good to go!

< 2 > Responsive Grid system
Bootstrap is built on responsive 12-column grids, layouts and components. Whether you need a fixed grid or a responsive, its only matter of a few changes. Offsetting & Nesting of columns is also possible in both fixed and fluid width layouts.
example for responsiveness

Another useful set of features are the responsive utility classes using which you can make a certain block of content appear or hide only on devices based on the size of their screen.

< 3 > Base styling for most HTML elements
HTML's main elements like headings, lists, buttons, tables, forms etc. are styled by default. They are editable. 

The HTML elements for which styles are provided are:
  • Typography
  • Code
  • Tables
  • Forms
  • Buttons
  • Images
  • Icons


< 4 > Extensive list of components 
Bootstrap has styled the components like alert boxes, menus, pagination etc. by default. Bootstrap has styled according to the templates theme!


Some of the components pre-styled are:
  • Drop-downs
  • Button Groups
  • Navigation Bar
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Labels & Badges
  • Alerts
  • Progress Bar
  • And many others.



< 5 > Bundled JavaScript plugins
Different components such as drop-down menus are made interactive with the numerous JavaScript plugins bundled in the bootstrap package. So we don't have to waste our time coding it!
Adding different plugins like sliders, tabs, accordions has become easy because those functions are already bundled with the Bootstrap package!




< 6 > Good Documentation
It comes with the demos and the documentation with example to make the coding easy!
It helps newbies to get to know Bootstrap faster.



Here's an example for the website build using Bootstrap CSS framework

Conclusion

If you are that type of programmer who wants to code less and get more output, then you must try Bootstrap at least once! 

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