Bootstrap overview

devika varshney
Last Updated: May 13, 2022


Bootstrap is an open-source CSS framework, making it easy to create attractive web pages with responsiveness. These CSS and javascript-based design templates for forms, buttons, and typography are contained in bootstrap. You will discover the history of bootstrap, why we should utilize the bootstrap framework, and all packages included in bootstrap in this blog. Furthermore last but not least about the benefits of bootstrap.

History of Bootstrap

Bootstrap has Twitter blueprint as its first name. Mr. Mark Otto and Jacob Thornton developed it on Twitter. In August 2011, it was released as an open-source framework on Github. This framework was created to encourage reliability and uniformity of the web pages. People used many external libraries for developing responsive websites before Bootstrap existed ted, which brought inconsistency and the burden of maintaining it.

Why should we use Bootstrap?

  • Browser supportive

Every browser supports this framework.

  • Mobile-first approach

Pre-existing Mobile first styles are contained in this framework throughout the library instead of a separate file.

  • Simple and easy to start

You can quickly and easily start with Bootstrap if you know HTML, CSS, and documentation of Bootstrap's official website is very helpful to learn more about it.

  • Easy customization

Built-in components and functionality in Bootstrap are easy for customizing.

  • Responsive designs

CSS code of Bootstrap is by default responsive, which is used to make web pages that can adjust to large notebooks, tablets, desktops, and mobiles.

Benefits of Bootstrap framework

  • Bootstrap is light weighted and used by everyone for developing responsive websites.
  • We can also customize styles and structure as per the requirement.
  • It is consistent and has a simple and effective grid system.

What packages are included in Bootstrap?

  • CSS

Styled HTML elements and features like global CSS settings and an advanced system of grid system are included in Bootstrap.

  • Components

Over a dozen reusable components, for example, buttons, forms, dropdowns, navigation bar, and many more, are contained in Bootstrap.

  • Javascript plugins

The bootstrap framework provides over a dozen custom jquery plugins.

  • Customize

Everything that Bootstrap provides, for example, bootstrap components, jquery plugin, can be customized according to your needs.

  • Scaffolding

The bootstrap framework provides a basic structure with Grid System, background, and link styles.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How can we use the components of Bootstrap?
    There are many classes, for example, for dropdowns w have .drop-down and many more provided by the bootstrap framework, which can be added to the respective elements to get used.
  2. How can we start using Bootstrap?
    The links provided on Bootstrap's official website can be included in your file in the header and after that, add classes to respective elements for interacting with the results.

Key Takeaways

In this blog, we learned why we should utilize the bootstrap framework and all packages included in Bootstrap. Moreover, we discussed the benefits and history of Bootstrap.

Don't come to a halt here. Check out our Importance of JavaScript to web programming. You can also check out the blog on the JavaScript Interview Questions. Check out some javascript certifications by clicking on Javascript certifications.

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