BOOTSTRAP 4 INTRODUCTION
Bootstrap is one of the most powerful front-end frameworks which is used to design websites easier and faster. It is free, open-source, and is used to design responsive and mobile-first sites. This Bootstrap tutorial includes all topics of Bootstrap with their examples such as containers, grids, jumbotron, table, button, carousel, badges, alert, form, labels, pagination, wells, image, progress bar, lists, etc.
What is Bootstrap?
- Bootstrap is a front-end framework.
- It is the most powerful and famous front end framework to learn.
- It is free to use. It can be used either using CDN (Content Delivery Network) or by downloading it from the official website.
- Bootstrap also includes design templates based on HTML and CSS. The design templates include typography, form, alert, button, table, carousels, image, navigation, toast, and more.
- It makes it very easy to design responsive websites.
- Bootstrap contains lots of predefined classes that can be used to get its features.
In June 2014 Bootstrap was the number 1 project on Github
Advantages of using Bootstrap
If you want to design a responsive website then Bootstrap has is a good choice. Bootstrap has many advantages which mentioned below:
- Easy - Bootstrap is easy to learn and use.
- Customizable - Bootstrap is lightweight and customizable. It can be modified to fit best for your needs.
- Responsive Website - Bootstrap creates a responsive structure and design for the website.
- Saves Time - It makes designing websites faster and easier. Since it has pre-defined templates that save a lot of time.
- Browser Support - Bootstrap creates platform-independent webpages.
- Open Source - Bootstrap has very good documentation. It is open source and has very good community support.
History of Bootstrap
The original name of Bootstrap was Twitter Blueprint. It was developed by Mark Otto and Jacob Thornton at Twitter. Various libraries that were used before Bootstrap caused inconsistencies and high maintenance burden.
Few months after the start of Twitter Blueprint many developers started contributing to it as a part of Hack Week. Twitter Blueprint was then renamed as Bootstrap and released on 19th Aug 2011 as an open-source project.
- Bootstrap 2: Released on 31st Jan 2012
- Bootstrap 3: Released on 19th Aug 2013
- Bootstrap 3: Released on 29th Oct 2014
- Bootstrap 5 Alpha: Released on 16th Jun 2020. Its experimental package.