I’ve never even heard of Bootstrap prior to reading a Tania Rascia blog post about Boostrap. This article states that, “Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.” Ok, great. I still wasn’t very sure with how Bootstrap worked, so I looked up a Lynda tutorial. It basically said that Bootstraps is an industry standard nowadays, and Dreamweaver has integrated it into their program. The Lynda video said that Bootstrap has a standard grid layout of 12 columns and a default gutter of 30 pixels. Both of these numbers can be changed to customize a web designer’s website. Rows and columns makeup the grid layout in Bootstrap. Rows can’t be resized, but they can be nested inside other elements. Nested rows have an independent layout grid, which sounds like it’d come in handy. As I was watching the Lynda video, they demonstrated what they meant by “nesting inside other elements.” Since it’s a new grid layout inside the row, it has a standard of 12 columns that allow the designer more flexibility with placement of items. The whole goal of using Bootstraps is to help websites have responsive web design. The term “front-end framework” kept popping up in the Bootstrap article, so I Googled it and found out that it just means web designers design the HTML/CSS and JavaScript so that the user can view it. I’ve never used Bootstrap before, but now that I have Dreamweaver on my computer, it’s something I can play around with.

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