Friday, June 10, 2016

Common Uses of Bootstrap

1.      First of all, Bootstrap is the most popular framework for creating layouts. Here are some additional reasons to use Bootstrap:

Bootstrap's responsive CSS adjusts to phones, tablets, and desktops

Mobile-first styles are part of the framework

Bootstrap is compatible with all modern browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Opera)

2. Bootstrap has a big community and friendly support. For resources visit:

Check out the Bootstrap Blog.

You can chat with Bootstrappers with IRC in the server, in the ##bootstrap channel.

Have a look at what people are doing with Bootstrap at the Bootstrap Expo.

3. Bootstrap is easy to set up and create a working layout in less than an hour

They have a basic template available at and also a set of examples for different needs ( You can just download the bootstrap repository, go to docs/examples folder, copy/paste the example you need and work on it.

4. You don't need to know HTML and CSS well to use bootstrap, it's a plus if you're a backend developer and need to do some UI changes.

5. It's fully customizable, I can choose which components I'd like to use and use variables file to get do even more color and behavior customization.

All you need to do is visit , choose the plugins you need and click download. Bootstrap also provides a way to override its internal variables for advanced users, but they provide pretty decent defaults, so you shouldn't worry about this unless you need to.

6. When you update the version of Bootstrap, you won't see tons of errors because their core team cares about backwards compatibility.

7. Their documentation is great!

8. Bootstrap offers a lot of helper classes that make development of a responsive website easy and fast.

You can turn any fixed-width layout into a fluid one by simply changing your parent .container class to .container-fluid.

Bootstrap also has .visible-*-* classes to help you control the way your sections are displayed on tablets and mobile devices. Example:

<div class="visible-xs-block visible-sm-block"></div>

In this case, the div will be displayed as a section with display: block only on phones and tablets. It will be hidden on desktop.

9. Bootstrap’s components are well-adopted to the ecosystem of popular JS MVC Frameworks like Angular

10. Bootstrap resolves a lot of cross-browser issues and you don't need to worry about that most of the time.