Bootstrap Site Blueprints

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Learn
  • Set up a custom Bootstrap project
  • Customize and recompile Bootstrap’s LESS files
  • Incorporate custom icon fonts
  • Write your own LESS variables and mixins
  • Translate a Bootstrap design into a WordPress theme
  • Leverage Bootstrap’s powerful JavaScript plugins
  • Incorporate non-Bootstrap JavaScript plugins into your design
  • Optimize Bootstrap CSS and JavaScript for performance
  • Implement the PictureFill responsive images method
  • Add touch swipe functionality to the Bootstrap carousel
About

Since its debut in August 2011, Twitter Bootstrap, now simply Bootstrap, has become by far the most popular framework for empowering and enhancing frontend web design. With Version 3, Bootstrap reaches an exciting new milestone, introducing a mobile-first responsive grid, new and powerful LESS mixins, and a lean code base optimized for modern browsers.

"Bootstrap Site Blueprints" is a hands-on guide to the inner workings of Bootstrap’s latest and greatest development milestone. In an easy-to-follow, step-by-step format, you’ll quickly get to know the ins and outs of Bootstrap while building a portfolio site, a WordPress theme, a business site, an e-commerce interface, and administration interface, and an upscale marketing site.

"Bootstrap Site Blueprints" guides you through the process of building different types of web applications, by leveraging the power of Bootstrap 3. In the process, you’ll experience the power of customizing and recompiling Bootstrap’s LESS files and adapting Bootstrap’s JavaScript plugins, to the design of an excellent user interface. While creating these layouts, you will quickly become comfortable with customizing Bootstrap to meet the needs of your specific projects. You will add custom icon fonts, customize and recompile Bootstrap’s powerful LESS files, and leverage Bootstrap’s excellent JavaScript plugins to create dynamic user interfaces.

By the end of this book you will be a more adept and efficient designer.

Features
  • Learn the inner workings of Bootstrap 3 and create web applications with ease
  • Quickly customize your designs working directly with Bootstrap’s LESS files
  • Leverage Bootstrap’s excellent JavaScript plugins
Page Count 304
Course Length 9 hours 7 minutes
ISBN 9781782164524
Date Of Publication 21 Feb 2014

Authors

David Cochran

David Cochran serves as an associate professor of communication at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. He has been teaching interactive design since 2005. When Twitter Bootstrap was first released in August 2011, he recognized it as a tool that would speed up development while supporting best practices. Thus, he began folding Bootstrap into his university courses, much to the benefit of his students.

Ian Whitley

Ian Whitley developed a passion for writing and literature at a young age. In 2010, he developed a deep interest in web development and decided to get involved in it. He was one of the early adopters of Twitter Bootstrap when it was first released in 2011. With the help of David Cochran, he quickly conquered the system and has used it for many different web projects. Currently, he uses Bootstrap in relation to WordPress, using both in conjunction to create custom and creative solutions for his client.