Framework: Why use Bootstrap?
Definition: What is Bootstrap?
Originally, Bootstrap is a framework designed and developed by Twitter. Open source (MIT license), Bootstrap is a very popular HTML, CSS, JS library and a very powerful tool to easily build your websites (responsive, typography, buttons, forms, navigation…).
Why use Bootstrap?
- A gain of time and productivity during your developments;
- An open source HTML, CSS, JS library (jQuery plugins) in constant evolution;
- A simple and documented installation (download or cdn);
- Basic templates ready to use, fully responsive and cross-browser;
- A multitude of homogeneous components (alerts, breadcrumb, buttons, collapse, dropdowns, forms, modal, navbar, spinners…);
- A responsive layout grid to facilitate the positioning of your components;
- A community of users and a very detailed documentation.
Bootstrap, tips and recommendations:
You can modify the Bootstrap rules or overwrite them with your own CSS to customize your digital projects.
The CDN can potentially slow down the loading of your pages and affect your SEO ranking. You can install locally only the necessary source files.
Make sure there are no library conflicts (different versions or multiple loads) when implementing Bootstrap in a CMS.