Bootstrapping with HTML5, Introduction

By Kashif Nazir

Ease of Use

Bootstrap is known in the coding world as the front end tool-kit and developmental framework which caters to the developer and includes a seemingly endless resource to build modern web pages and applications. The primary developers of bootstrap were Twitter engineers, Mark Otto and Jacob Thornton and was named Twitter Blueprint as the developed the framework to encourage consistency across internal tools. Later because of its attributes, ease and flexibility in designing it has earned its place as a major framework for designing in HTML 5 and other web development interface.


Though bootstrap as a resource is very small in size, it endows the developer with numerous stylish templates, elegant typography, buttons, navigation, tables and a many more resources at one place as read-ymade templates, simply Google the term. These templates save a lot of time and hassle to code from the scratch. When the swift procedures of designs are requires bootstrap is the best option to choose from that ensures the rapidity of application development.


Available Plug-Ins

CSS, LESS and JavaScript are all integrated in the framework of bootstrap and provide the developer with a one-stop-shop for designing a stylish web design. LESS files and JavaScript files are downloaded automatically with the Bootstrap resource files. JavaScript files are the files that endow the dynamics to the site.


These are the plug-ins that render the additional popovers, alert windows and the stylish conversions on the site. There is a wide range of elements that can be used and employed by the developer from the endless range of dynamic JavaScript elements. These elements add up to the overall display of the site, enhance the captive elements and enrich the attraction of the site.  One thing that should be kept in the mind that JavaScript files require jQuerry to work, thus,  it should be installed first while working with bootstrap.


LESS files are the ones that offers a lot to the developer. The functions and the operations with LESS are more and countless when it comes to the practicality.


The one big plus for the bootstrap is the flexibility in modification. The developer is free to modify the files and try new experiments with it.  The templates can be customized according to the need and the desire. When using a template, the developer can pick and choose according to the requirements of the project. It is literally just checking and un-checking the features and functions to be used and leaving aside the rest of them.  The customization is possible but the core files should not be altered.  It is sensible to separate the core files and the altered and customized files separate for future reference and making the transition and alterations easier and on track.



The use of mobiles and tablets for the use of web surfing is increasing day by day and the need for the compatible and adjustable design for these devices was never so high. The demand for the liquid designs that are easily adjustable with the mobiles and tablets resolutions is getting higher .With the introduction of the latest version of bootstrap (v3.3.5), the design customized with bootstrap is highly responsive. This new feature is used with the HTML5 interface and keeps abreast with the modern technology.  With this feature the design of the site is automatically adaptable either used on PC, tablets or mobile devices. It is the use of the grid layout of bootstrap that has made the achievement of responsive design easier for the developers. It is one of the main reasons of the popularity of infusing bootstrap into the contemporary sites.

Consistency and uniformity of the outcomes is the prominent hall mark of using bootstrap. As mentioned above this designing framework was introduced and developed by the engineers at Twitter. They had made it to unite the efforts of the web designer and developer. That is why the results remain consistent whether it is used on Chrome or Internet Explorer or whether multiple individuals are working on the same project. This one attribute makes it popular among the developers and web designers.


Bootstrap supports almost all the modern browsers. Bootstrap support is available on android, IOS, Mac O S X and windows. Internet explorer 8-11 and Opera support it though it is not supported by Safari.  

The support for the developers is available all the time for the developers. The developers’ community continues to add on and share the new updates. If someone encounters a problem regarding any issue about bootstrap the support is available. Moreover, the developers of this tool kit keep on updating its interface and sharing it with the developers. These are the reasons that the community of the users of bootstrap is increasing day by day and the resources are numerous for the support.




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