Bootstrap CSS

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Without a doubt, when people come across coding something, lets say a website, they often greet said task with a long, disgruntled sigh. When it comes to coding a website, many would much rather cut off a limb. However, sometimes there’s no avoiding it. So when you are sitting there, working long hours on a website and find yourself stuck and in desperate need of a template, lucky for you, Bootstrap exists.

Bootstrap is a framework that uses HTML, CSS, and JS to help you design responsive websites in a fast and easy way. It’s basically a collection of reusable bits of code written in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. It is the most popular framework for creating layouts and it will relieve you of a lot of stress when building websites. To be more specific in why Bootstrap is the best, aside than the previous reasons, is due to it saving you from writing a strenuous amount of CSS code (and there’s always that bonus of it being free).

Another great thing about it is that you don’t need to know anything about coding (HTML, CSS, and all) in order to use it! Bootstrap has amazing documentation to help you work your way through the template. Every piece of code is described and explained in detail on their website. These explanations include code samples for basic implementation, leaving you only to choose a component, copy, and then paste it into your page. However,there is always the advantage of actually knowing how to code. Then you’ll be able to make the template better than it was before since it’s fully customizable. This means that you can choose which components of the template you’d like to use and add the colors of your liking as well as behavior customization. 

Bootstrap comes with a responsive grid that allows you to fill the containers with content and define custom break points for each column (or just keep the default). It also comes with its own code for automatically resizing images for you based on the current screen size (hence being responsive). All you need to do is add the .img-responsive class to your images and the already done CSS rules will carry out the rest.

When you come across a Bootstrap file that is too large to account for the functionality offered by its framework, loading times can increase for websites. Although this may be confusing to fix, there is no need to panic since you can just pick out the bits of code you need and eliminate any unnecessary code with the help of the customize tool on Bootstrap’s website.

Thanks to me (and to Bootstrap), now you’ll have a wonderful, painless time designing your website without having to code it from scratch!

References:

What is Bootstrap? An Awesome Beginners Guide

10 Common Uses of Bootstrap