Getting Started with Twitter Bootstrap

Long Island Web Design and Development Design House, Global Dynamic Services Inc, is very excited about using the new responsive framework, Twitter Bootstrap in some of our new projects. If you haven’t heard anything about Twitter Bootstrap, you can catch up by visiting the Official Bootstrap site.

Responsive and elegant, this new framework helps developers create new web sites and web applications that easily adapt to any device. Responsive Web Design or RWD for short, is a hot term these days thanks to the influx of high bandwidth capable devices that come in a variety of sizes. The Bootstrap toolkit comes packed with LESS-constructed CSS, Javascript plugins, 12 column grid system and HTML elements to get the development rolling.

 


A responsive site with a cool set of interface elements, you say?

You betcha!

  • Button groups
  • Button dropdowns
  • Navigational tabs, pills, and lists
  • Navbar
  • Labels
  • Badges
  • Page headers and hero unit
  • Thumbnails

  • Alerts
  • Progress bars
  • Modals
  • Dropdowns
  • Tooltips
  • Popovers
  • Accordion
  • Carousel
  • Typeahead


Bootstrap is great because it has so many uses and applications. From a blog, to a portfolio site, to a company site, anybody can use it and reach their audience through any of the wide array of devices out there today. All while maintaining the look and feel that was intended when building the site.

Another great point about Bootstrap is that, with a healthy background in HTML, CSS, and Javascript, you can jump right in to creating your design. With it’s rich architecture, you won’t be sure at times if you’re coding or doing a puzzle, placing the pieces together. The capability to utilize the pre-developed architecture is helpful when considering the complications of scripting and coding and it gives a web developer a rich base to start from.