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Why spend lots of money to display your website on Mobile, Tablets and even to larger desktops. Instead spend less and get more with the Bootstrap framework from Twitter. Many of us are not familiar with Bootstrap. Let me take you to a quick intro tour to Bootstrap.

Twitter engineers almost used lots of libraries they are familiar with to meet front-end requirements, but none of them satisfied the engineers, because of inconsistencies among different applications made difficult to fit to different screen sizes.

Two engineers Mark Otto and Jacob Thorton at Twitter wants to develop a framework which scales and fits to different screen sizes, uses less code to build an application and to encourage consistency across internal applications. They came up with an answer to these challenges and released the first deployment of Bootstrap by the end of Twitters first hackweek.

With the help and feedback of many engineers, Bootstrap started to grow significantly not only for basic styles, but also to build front-end applications. Now how bootstrap start its journey, as we keep on saying that this framework fits to different screen sizes and need less code, what exactly does it have to make all sorts of magic stuff. Does it have sparkly and superfluous images, flash and is it hard to implement, if that’s the case we don’t need this framework which will be thousands of mega bytes.

It’s a simple “No” for all the questions, because Bootstrap is very easy to implement as it comes with native HTML, CSS based templates for typography, forms, buttons, charts, navigation and other interface components which we daily use and see on a website. In addition to these, it also has Javascript files to support CSS based templates. You don’t have to do anything, just copy the files you need from the bootstrap folder to your website and need to use predefined classes which has styles already declared in the bootstrap files.

Main features includes

  • Grid System and Responsive design.
  • Built on jQuery.
  • It also comes with Dojo flavour and it’s called as Dojo Bootstrap.
  • Re-usable components.
  • It has well prepared documentation
  • Styles that makes an application fit to different screen sizes.

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