Bootstrap Essentials
By Snig Bhaumik
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: August 2015
Pages: 166

Use the powerful features of Bootstrap to create responsive and appealing web pages

About This Book

  • Learn where and how to use Bootstrap in your new web projects
  • Design and develop mobile first web portals that support all devices
  • A step-by-step guide with easy-to-follow practical exercises to develop device friendly websites

Who This Book Is For

If you are a web developer who designs and develops websites and pages using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, but have very little familiarity with Bootstrap, this is the book for you. Previous experience with HTML, CSS and JavaScript will be helpful, while knowledge of jQuery would be an extra advantage.

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the internal architecture and structure of Bootstrap
  • Download and configure Bootstrap in your web project
  • Get to grips with the usage of Bootstrap CSS and components
  • Build and compile Bootstrap from source code
  • Work with the JavaScript objects offered by Bootstrap and the CSS pre-processors
  • Customize and extend Bootstrap to suit your requirements

In Detail

As the number of people using mobile devices to access the internet grows every moment, websites are no longer built just for desktop machines. The mobile first philosophy demands that sites are fully compatible with all the available, and predicted future mobile devices. Bootstrap allows and easily enables you to design and develop your own websites congenial to all devices, including e-readers, tablets, and so on.

This book will familiarize you with all the features, functionalities, and architectural knowledge of the Bootstrap platform, enabling you to develop mobile friendly websites. You will begin by discovering the mobile first philosophy and what Bootstrap is. You will learn about Bootstrap's architecture and components, and how to use Bootstrap using LESS. You will create responsive layouts using Bootstrap CSS and work with the packaged components that come along with Bootstrap. You will proceed to explore the various JavaScript components and add-ons offered by Bootstrap. Finally, you will learn how to customize Bootstrap easily to match your project-specific requirements,compile and build your Bootstrap code, and extend Bootstrap with different extensions to create more advanced websites.

By the end of this book, you will be able to build, compile, and customize your own Bootstrap system to create mobile friendly websites.

Style and approach

This book is a fast-paced guide to getting started with Bootstrap. Each chapter contains elaborate, practical examples demonstrating the application of various Bootstrap components.

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Author really needs an editor/proofreader badly

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Comments about oreilly Bootstrap Essentials:

Although I have learned a few things from this book so far, I have to say it is extremely badly done for the English language. This author is clearly not a native speaker of the English language, but they didn't bother to have someone who is go over the book to make corrections (and if they did, that person should be fired or never hired again it was so bad).

The information is good, the author clearly knows the subject, but it's very hard to read it and to trust that the code is typed correctly when you have a mispelled word or incorrect grammar every 10 words throughout the book.

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Hard to read

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    • Difficult to understand
    • Too many errors

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    I'm not sure if this book was translated from another language or if the author just hasn't mastered the English language let, but it is very hard to read. It's almost like the author wrote the book in his native language and then ran it through Google Translate without having an English-speaking editor go through it. Don't waste your money.

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