2 min Sep 19, 2019 Aman Balooni WEB Views : 1360
Bootstrap is an open-source collection of tools for creating responsive Web Designs and Web Applications. It was initially released on 19th August 2011. It is a User Interface UI Framework used in alliance with HTML and CSS.


Bootstrap is an open-source collection of tools for creating responsive Web Designs and Web Applications. It was initially released on 19th August 2011. It is a User Interface UI Framework used in alliance with HTML and CSS.


The term "BOOTSTRAP" originally named Twitter Bootstrap was introduced by Mark Otto and Jacob Thornton at Twitter. Mark and Jacob along with the small team of developers got together to build a new internal substantial tool which can lead to consistencies and a low maintenance burden.


Initial Release: Bootstrap (August 19, 2011)

Bootstrap 2: January 31, 2012 - This version Supports responsive web designs. (the layout of web components adjusts dynamically in account with the characteristics of the devices i.e. desktop, tablet, and mobile.)

Bootstrap 3: August 19, 2013 - This Version introduces flat design and Mobile-first Approach.

Bootstrap 4: This version replaces LESS with SASS, dropped the support for IE8, IE9, and IOS6. Introduced many utility classes and increased Global Font Size from 14px to 16px. 

Initial Release: October 29, 2014

Alpha Version: August 19, 2015

Beta Version: 10 August 2017

Stable and Final Release: January 18, 2018

Bootstrap 5: This version is going to be switching jQuery library to native JavaScript and moving the testing base from QUnit to Jasmine.

Initial Release: Not confirmed.

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Why Use Bootstrap?


Bootstrap Framework helps to save a lot of time as it provides pre-defined classes and Design Templates which can be put exactly where they fit. Also. Bootstrap has a mobile-first approach which saves effort and time of developer to write code according to devices.


As per your needs and requirements, Bootstrap carries an advantage which offers a developer to pick and choose according to the project requirements. One can pick what is needed and toss what is not. You can manage this by using the Bootstrap customize page. 


Developing creative and eye-catchy web page layouts need a good grid system. For such instances, Bootstrap offers the best responsive, mobile grid system.  You're in the right place if you need to work through columns, it's easy to use and very handy when you want some content based on screen size. This Frame-work has the pre-defined classes and elements which can manipulate the content according to the media devices.


The main reason behind the introduction of Bootstrap was Consistency. Bootstrap solved the inconsistencies between designers and developers working on their projects, the results are uniform across all devices and browsers (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox) and productivity remains the same.


The predictions according to the CISCO is that global mobile traffic will increase approximately 11-fold between 2013 and 2018. These statistics point out that responsive websites are very important to meet the requirements of mobile users. 
Bruce Lee Quoted "Be water my friend", the quote states that water takes the shape of the object. Similarly, the Bootstrap Framework is dynamic to adjust the web-design to a suitable screen resolution.


The Bootstrap framework is developed so smartly that it is compatible with all modern browsers and Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. Bootstrap default template comes with plugins like HTML5 SHIV and RESPOND.JS which help in porting HTML5 elements into older non-HTML5 browsers.


Bootstrap provides fantastic documentation, examples, and demos that it makes simple and easier to use even for someone new to this field. The code snippets are well documented and summarized this helps developers to save time and increase in productivity.


One of the biggest reasons and opportunity to use Bootstrap is the fact that it's an open-source framework. You can get is from their official website Get Bootstrap and it is also hosted on GitHub. Thus, you don't have to worry about licensing and purchasing. And it allows you the freedom to change it how you want it. 

Getting Started With BOOTSTRAP

Before getting started with bootstrap, one should know HTML and CSS. As there are some complex structures and patterns to be followed before getting ahead one must know its CSS classes and JavaScript to the HTML elements.
The very first step is to refer the Bootstrap CSS in the head section of your HTML page. JavaScript files are called at the end of the page after body section. This basic HTML structure is called Bootstrap Template.

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Whether you’re a pro, or novice to the world of responsive designs, there are still good reasons to learn Bootstrap. This revolutionary framework has given a Software Industry a creative steroid to boost up the performance and productivity.