Posted by Robert Half Technology on Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 07:00 | Follow me
Bootstrap is a framework for the user interface design of websites and web applications and has quickly become a widely used technology.
Bootstrap’s got what you need
Bootstrap addresses many common user interface design needs such as navigation elements, modal dialogs (popups) and carousels. That’s a core reason why it’s getting a lot of use from web designers and developers alike. If you learn Bootstrap, you’ll quickly realize how many websites and applications are using it for their designs.
It looks good and is easy to learn
It plays well with others
Let the user beware: One caution with Bootstrap is that the ease of using the example templates “as is” has resulted in a recent wave of look-alike designs. Using the customization system will go a long way toward ensuring your user interface design is a knockout instead of a knockoff. Because Bootstrap makes it simple to use design elements that used to be quite a bit of work, some elements are being overused, sacrificing usability or utility to place loads of gewgaws on the page. One common offender is the carousel, which often takes up too much room for too little content: Users often assume that it’s an advertisement and their eyes move right past it. Bootstrap has a bright future, and already has seen three major versions in its maturation process.
With so many technical advantages and a short learning curve, making the decision to learn Bootstrap is a no-brainer. Take the time to really look at Bootstrap's uses and options. Working with a good designer or learning how to make user interface design that transcends the sample templates will help you create a beautiful and unique site with Bootstrap.
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