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Introduction into the Bootstrap framework

Going mobile was not all that popular until recently. With the influx of handheld devices that connect to the internet today, it is not a surprise that consumers and businesses are embracing mobile technology with fervour. Various websites are now being accessed by consumers across multiple device platforms. As a result, responsive web design has now become more of a necessity and less of an option.

There are many approaches that you can take in overhauling your site’s design and one of the easier ones is through a Bootstrap responsive query.  Here’s a quick look at what this tool is and what the Bootstrap responsive query can do for you.

Bootstrap: Your New Design Tool

Bootstrap is exclusively found in Twitter and was made by two individuals who wanted to improve their workload and code. It is, as the programmers defined it, a sleek and powerful framework that makes web development quicker and easier. 

From the get go, Bootstrap offers several features which includes the likes of:

  • The ability to reset type and background, link styles, grid systems and other layouts.
  • Compatibility with common HTML elements like typography, codes, tables and others.
  • Basic styles for common interface elements like tabs, navigation bars, alerts and page headers.
  • Javascript Plugins.

Despite the program looking a bit intimidating from the start, the programmers assure that redesigning a site with a Bootstrap responsive query is easy to learn and use. In addition, it has extensive documentation and examples that allow you to easily learn the process step-by-step.

Getting Started

One of the first things you need to do is to download the framework from the website and get yourself acquainted with the basic functions. The best thing about the program is that everything you need is presented at the first page.

Bootstrap gives you at least two options for a 12-column grid. The fluid option is best if you want your site to be 100% wide and want to use up all the screen width. The fixed option is for those who don’t want to use up every space of the screen and have a more standard presentation across all platforms.

With a few simple tweaks to the code, Bootstrap allows you to redesign the site as you see fit. For instance, if you want three boxes to float next to each other, several additions to the Bootstrap code will allow you to do that easily.

In addition to several features that no starting web designer should go without, Bootstrap has other features that allow advanced web designers to go crazy with their designers. With a few edits to your Bootstrap responsive query, your website could look sleeker and be generally satisfying to navigate through regardless of what device is used.

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