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Bootstrap Site Blueprints

Blueprints
David Cochran, Ian Whitley

Without Bootstrap your web designs may not be reaching their full potential. This book will change that through a series of hands-on projects covering everything from custom icon fonts to JavaScript plugins.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782164524
Paperback304 pages

About This Book

  • 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

Who This Book Is For

Whether you are a beginner or intermediate web developer, if you wish to make the most of Bootstrap, then this book is for you. You should be familiar with the fundamentals of HTML and CSS, and have some experience incorporating JavaScript plugins. Prior Bootstrap experience is optional.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Bootstrap
Quantity and quality
Downloading Bootstrap
Preparing a project template folder
Pulling in the Bootstrap files
Taking inventory
Setting up the HTML template file
Giving your site a title
Providing a navbar markup
Compiling and linking default Bootstrap CSS
Summary
Chapter 2: Bootstrappin' Your Portfolio
What we'll build
Surveying the exercise files
Marking up the carousel
Creating responsive columns
Turning links into buttons
Understanding the power of LESS
Customizing Bootstrap's LESS according to our needs
Adding the logo image
Adjusting nav item padding
Adding icons
Adding Font Awesome icons
Adjusting the navbar icon color
Adjusting the responsive navbar breakpoint
Styling the carousel
Tweaking the columns and their content
Styling the footer
Recommended next steps
Summary
Chapter 3: Bootstrappin' a WordPress Theme
Downloading and renaming the Roots theme
Installing the theme
Configuring the navbar
Bringing in our home page content
Customizing a page template
Understanding the Roots base template
Creating a custom base template
Using custom fields for a custom structure
Creating a custom content template
Putting the footer content in place
Surveying the Roots assets folder
Swapping design assets
Connecting our stylesheet
Connecting our JavaScript files
Adding logo images to the navbar and footer
Adding icon links
Adding back WordPress-specific styles
Summary
Chapter 4: Bootstrappin' Business
Sizing up our beginning files
Creating a complex banner area
Adding utility navigation
Making responsive adjustments
Implementing the color scheme
Styling the collapsed navbar
Designing a complex responsive layout
Laying out a complex footer
Summary
Chapter 5: Bootstrappin' E-commerce
Surveying the markup for our products page
Styling the breadcrumbs, page title, and pagination
Adjusting the products grid
Styling the options sidebar
Summary
Chapter 6: Bootstrappin' a One-page Marketing Website
Overview
Surveying the starter files
Viewing the page content
Adjusting the navbar
Customizing the jumbotron
Beautifying the features list
Tackling customer reviews
Creating attention-grabbing pricing tables
Adding the final touches
Adding ScrollSpy to the navbar
Summary

What You Will 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

In Detail

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.

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