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Mobile First Bootstrap

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Learn
  • Develop websites using the mobile-first approach
  • Use the new Bootstrap grid system
  • Develop a mobile-first website from scratch with the help of a practical example of a live website
  • Deal with responsive design performance issues
  • Use Bootstrap as a kick-start framework to develop your websites for mobile, tablets, and desktop
  • Learn the best design decisions to make your frontend scalable for any device
About

Bootstrap changes the way we develop websites in the frontend, and mobile web development has grown incredibly over the past few years. There are over 1.2 billion mobile web users in the world, and 25% of those mobile web users are exclusively mobile. Now, Bootstrap has also gone mobile-first. The mobile-first version of Bootstrap lets you first think about the mobile site and then think about how it expands to larger screens. To build websites for mobile devices that improve the overall experience of your customers, you need to be skilled at using the mobile-first feature of Bootstrap.

Mobile First Bootstrap covers the new features in Bootstrap 3 and focuses on how they affect development from a mobile-first perspective. It will show you how to use Bootstrap 3 for developing websites for mobile and how to use that knowledge for your own development projects.

The book starts by highlighting the new changes that have been made to Bootstrap 3. After learning about these new features, you will discover how to easily build websites for mobile. You will learn how to run Bootstrap 3 Docs to customize Bootstrap for your needs. You will then be introduced to the new mobile grid system, the responsive utilities, and how to use mobile-first for navigation. Then, using JavaScript, you will explore the power of data attributes and progressive enhancement before starting to develop a web project from scratch. The last section of the book will discuss the main issues that affect the performance of Bootstrap as well as the issues that arise while dealing with responsive images.

Mobile First Bootstrap guides you through everything you need to know about Bootstrap 3 and helps you to understand and use the mobile-first approach in your own projects with the help of an example project.

Features
  • Get to grips with the essentials of mobile-first development with Bootstrap
  • Understand the entire process of building a mobile-first website with Bootstrap from scratch
  • Packed with screenshots that help guide you through how to build an appealing website from a mobile-first perspective with the help of a real-world example
Page Count 92
Course Length 2 hours 45 minutes
ISBN9781783285792
Date Of Publication 18 Dec 2013

Authors

Alexandre Magno

Alexandre Magno has worked for 10 years as a web developer, and is currently working as a software engineer at globo.com. He is a very active contributor in the open source community with plenty of projects and acts as a jQuery evangelist and a responsive design missionary. As a multidisciplinary developer, he has strong experience in a wide range of server-side frameworks and CMS such as Ruby on Rails, Django, WordPress, and exploring Node.js. He has developed many libraries that are widely used at globo.com, and was one of the first developers to develop mobile websites with a responsive design in the company he worked at. He is an active contributor of Twitter Bootstrap and the creator of one of its branches, the Globo Bootstrap, which is the first translation of Bootstrap to Portuguese, and also developed some components used in globo.com. He is very passionate about web development, and he writes about it in his blog at alexandremagno.net. He has already contributed in the publishing of a web magazine about jQuery UI and has even made presentations in some technical events, such as the International Free Software Forum (FISL). Writing this book for him is a great step further, after these achievements. Besides technology, he is a musician and song writer too. He likes to remember every moment of his life with a music lyric. At this moment, for example, the verse would be "We are the champions, my friend".