Bootstrap – a marvelous Front-end framework

Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JavaScript framework for developing responsive and mobile first projects on the web. It is a truly marvelous framework.

With an upcoming release of Bootstrap 4 around the corner, I would like to share 5 reasons why I use it for my web projects:

Speed of development and easiness to use

Setting up the base skeleton for your project is a breeze. You don’t even have to download the source files as Bootstrap offers its users CDN links.

If you’re new, the framework offers you a basic template to start with, or a number of pre-made base templates to help you learn all of its features. From here, you can start customizing and venture out with your own creative solutions – the sky’s the limit.

Responsiveness

The need to have a responsive website is very important. Bootstrap’s extremely flexible, customizable and extendable grid system is perfect tool to help you achieve that! Did I mention that Bootstrap is consistent across every browser and device?

Less is more and designers can get Sass-y

If like me, you’re a fan of CSS with superpowers aka Sass (Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets) or LESS you’re in for a treat! The framework ships with vanilla CSS, but its source code utilizes the two most popular CSS preprocessors, Less and Sass. Quickly get started with precompiled CSS or build on the source.

Full of JavaScript Features

With Bootstrap, you get extensive JavaScript features and an integration with jQuery (another awesome framework).

Free, open-source and comes with an excellent support

Proof is in the docs! Another advantage of Bootstrap is that it gives an impressive documentation, examples and demos that will make it easier to use for someone new. In this way, you can save time because you don’t have to play with everything to learn how to use it. Everything is in the documentation. Not only that! Developers all over the world create their own Bootstrap support groups, forums and even Meetup Groups!

The reasons just keep mounting. If you’re not convinced whether you should or not use Bootstrap, check out beautiful and inspiring uses of this framework and let me know what you think! BTW, this website is proudly built on Bootstrap 3. 

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