Getting Started with Twitter’s Bootstrap

Twitter’s Bootstrap is one of the most popular front-end frameworks and is used by more than 4.8 million websites (source: BuiltWith). Its collection of production-ready HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code helps to greatly reduce the time you must spend on coding and allows you to put together a functional and sleek website within minutes. It also takes care of all browser quirks—all while providing reusable components for navigation controls, form elements, and media objects that deliver a consistent look and feel across all modern browsers.

Bootstrap is a responsive, mobile-first grid framework that takes away much of the pain involved in developing for multiple devices. Unlike other frameworks, Bootstrap requires minimal learning time and comes with great documentation and third-party resources.

In this month’s featured article, ‘Getting Started with Twitter’s Bootstrap,’ we have a compilation of great resources (tutorials, screencasts, plugins, and builders) to help you get started with and make the most of Bootstrap.

Getting Started

Official Bootstrap Documentation

Nothing beats the official Bootstrap documentation. It is extremely detailed and well organized with ample examples and sample code. The ‘Getting Started’ section gives an overall overview of the framework with some example templates that use some of its components. To better understand Bootstrap, you’ll need to dive into the CSS, Components, and JavaScript help sections.




TutorialRepublicBootstrap Tutorials

A series of tutorials that will help you learn the essentials of Bootstrap—from the fundamentals to advanced topics—so that you can create webpages with much less effort.




Twitter Bootstrap Button Generator

A simple, handy tool that allows you to generate buttons for Bootstrap. You can specify the size, type, color, and even the icon for your button.


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