Bootstrap Framework is one of the most common front-end website development frameworks. It has become one of the most common because of various reasons, but I am not here to discuss any such reasons. I am here to explain to you what is the Bootstrap framework and a few reasons to choose this framework over regular, non-framework web designing.
From the above mentioned lines, I hope you get the basic idea of what the Bootstrap framework is. Earlier last week, I posted an article indicating a few things that programmers could do to save them time. One of them was to use frameworks for development wherever possible. Well, here I am discussing one such framework. If you want, you can head over to that post and read what shortcuts can programmers use to save them development time.
What is Bootstrap Framework?
Now, you know the basic meaning of the Bootstrap Framework. So, let me extend that knowledge by explaining to you something more about Bootstrap framework. Bootstrap framework is a framework developed on 12 column row grid system, which easily lets you customize your web page for different screen sizes. It helps you create responsive designs, including responsive images automatically. All that I can say about this framework is that it is one of the most-perfect frameworks I have ever worked with. Also, one more thing about Bootstrap is that you can easily fit it to any of your web applications without much hassle.
Reasons to Use Bootstrap Framework:
There are various reasons to use the Bootstrap framework, but the main reasons I consider using this framework are:
- Easy to get started: By using the Bootstrap framework, it is easy to get started with your website development/designing process. It gives you a base to start upon, which I think is pretty good.
- Responsive Design: All the designing for the Bootstrap framework is based upon the technique of Responsive designs. They help you scale your website for various screen types and sizes.
- Fluid Grid System: The Bootstrap’s fluid grid system is something that impresses me every time. Using this system, you can scale your web page to fit your content on a small screen and yet, not lose any part of your styling.
- Easy Documentation: Learning to work with the Bootstrap framework is pretty easy as it provides a clear and explanatory documentation, that any developer can read and start developing on that framework. Read more about the Bootstrap documentation at their official website.
Reason to not use Bootstrap Framework:
Well, the only reason that I can think of to not use the Bootstrap framework is that once it gets very common out there, your website would also look similar to other websites out there. By similar, I don’t mean to say that the entire design would be same, but I mean that the basic structure of the webpage would be pretty much the same. But you can overcome this thing by over-riding the basic Bootstrap styling with your own styling.
Head over to the Bootstrap website now to get started with the Bootstrap framework.
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