1. Bootstrap is very easy to use.Bootstrap is extremely easy to learn and use. As long as you have a basic knowledge of HTML, you can use Bootstrap. It is also helpful to have some knowledge of CSS but CSS isn’t required. It allows you to customize your site and understand some of what Bootstrap is doing, but Bootstrap utilizes classes in HTML. As long as you know HTML and the classes that Bootstrap utilizes, you should have no problem getting it up and running.
2. Bootstrap is responsive.In today’s world, people access the internet with so many various devices – desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and phones. It became quite a daunting task to develop separate sites for every screen type. The answer to this problem was responsive design. Responsive design means a website’s page can change and adapt to display the most optimal setting for whatever device the user is using. In order to do this, the developer needs to write specific styles using media queries to display certain styles for specific screen sizes. With Bootstrap, you no longer need to do this. Starting with Bootstrap 3, Bootstrap is responsive by default. This makes building a website optimized for all screen sizes extremely simple without having to worry too much about writing media queries in CSS. Bootstrap uses a grid system to keep everything in line and is responsive to five different screen sizes – extra large, large, medium, small and extra small.
4. Bootstrap is open source.One of the best parts of Bootstrap is that it is open source and 100% free for you to download and use. This means that when you have a problem, you can dig into the code of bootstrap itself in order to better understand what everything does and diagnose it from there. Additionally, since it’s open-source that means if you find something that is a bug, you could report it as an issue yourself on the Bootstrap github page. The Bootstrap library is maintained by the community, so this means ever developer using it could also be contributing to it. That’s cool stuff.There are numerous benefits to using Bootstrap for your website. With Bootstrap you can quickly make responsive sites for a wide variety of devices with minimal time and effort. I hope this article convinced you to give Bootstrap a try and see how easy building a completely responsive website can truly be.
If you’d like to learn more about Bootstrap, take a look at GetBootstrap – it is a great resource. They provide examples and documentation that can get a savvy web developer up-and-running with the library in no time flat.
Here at Philly Marketing Labs we use Bootstrap as often as possible for new WordPress websites, as well as other platforms, so if you think you could use a website designed from the ground up to be responsive, cross browser compatible, and have easy access to advanced UI features – then we should chat! We have an in-house team that can both design and develop your next website, and we’d love to discuss your needs and business goals. Check out our Development page to learn more about the website development we do here at PML or check out our Design Portfolio to see some of our recent work.