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What is Bootstrap?

Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.  Bootstrap a few years ago, responsive design was still gaining in popularity, and not necessarily the expected norm. Having only ever made websites from scratch, I was a little confused about the entire concept of a framework. Bootstrap and JavaScript libraries, in addition to HTML, CSS and JS. Bootstrap is a front-end framework used for easier and faster web development. It includes HTML and CSS based design templates for typography, forms, buttons, tables, navigation, models, image carousels and many others. It can also use JavaScript plug-ins. It facilitates you to create responsive designs.


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History of Bootstrap.

Bootstrap was developed by Mark Otto and Jacob Thornton at Twitter. It was released as an open source product in August 2011 on GitHub.

In June 2014 Bootstrap was the No.1 project on GitHub.

Why use Bootstrap?

Following are the main advantage of Bootstrap:

  • a. It is very easy to use. Anybody having basic knowledge of HTML and CSS can use Bootstrap.
  • b. It facilitates users to develop a responsive website.
  • c. It is compatible with most of the browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera etc.


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Advantages of Bootstrap.

The biggest advantage of using Bootstrap is that it comes with free set of tools for creating flexible and responsive web layouts as well as common interface components.

Additionally, using the Bootstrap data APIs you can create advanced interface components like Scrollspy and Typeaheads without writing a single line of JavaScript.

Here are some more advantages, why one should opt for Bootstrap:

  • Save lots of time— You can save lots of time and efforts using the Bootstrap predefined design templates and classes and concentrate on other development
  • Responsive features— Using Bootstrap you can easily create responsive designs. Bootstrap responsive features make your web pages to appear more appropriately on different devices and screen resolutions without any change in the markup.
  • Consistent design— All Bootstrap components share the same design templates and styles through a central library so that the designs and layouts of your web pages are consistent throughout your development.
  • Easy to use— Bootstrap is very easy to use. Anybody with the basic working knowledge of HTML and CSS can start development with Bootstrap.
  • Compatible with browsers— Bootstrap is created with modern browsers in mind and it is compatible with all modern browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, and Opera.
  • Open Source— And the best part is, it is completely free to download and use.