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NOTICE: This article is outdated. Please read my article on how to build Bootstrap 3.0 themes the proper way. Thank you! PLEASE, if you do use Bootstrap for just about everything be courteous to your audience and change up some of the basic variables so it doesn’t look all the same! I just tested a really cool app and was SO disappointed that it used bootstrap. Customize Twitter Bootstrap To Not Look Bootstrap-y - Aj freelancer
Why Every New Website Will Use Bootstrap | minimaxir So, I decided to spruce up the blog a little bit. The old WordPress theme I had used, Graphene, had a lot of useful functionality, such as a featured post slider and a topbar for placing social media buttons, but the theme itself didn’t make the blog look unique. Even with a few CSS tweaks to add custom styling, such as forcing the titles of blog posts to be in all-capital letters, (which makes users more likely to click them!), it still looked very generic. When building a personal brand, generic is never good.
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Since the day Twitter Bootstrap came out, it has been immensely popular. And recently, there have been more and more posts that either go on and on about how great it is, or how over-used it is. Here are two I saw on the front page of hacker news today: This is just a very small subset of the massive number of popular articles I’ve seen about bootstrap, and they all seem to come from one of two angles: 1) I am not a professional designer, and bootstrap is a lifesaver for me, and 2) I am a professional designer, and it makes me ill that it’s being used so often rather than a real custom designs. There is no way to stop people that have no idea how to design and no design budget from using bootstrap. Initially it seemed like a real game changer because all these sites with absolutely no design talent behind them started looking good and coming out quickly because of lack of time needed to spend on design. InJenius :: A blog about design, code, and life
A few months ago, Twitter released Bootstrap, a UI framework for websites that caused such an impression that it quickly become the most followed project on Github. Its popularity is due mostly to the fact that it allows developers with weak design skills such as myself to quickly create an application that looks at worst adequate, and at best, quite attractive. I'm a huge fan. Please stop embedding Bootstrap classes in your HTML!