Bootstrap is a “frontend tool-kit” used in the framework of development in the coding world. It works by providing developers with endless access to the resources for building web pages and apps.
Bootstrap was developed by two engineers from Twitter, Mark Otto and Jacob Thornton, and was initially a part of Twitter’s makeup. However, after seeing the benefits of bootstrap’s attributes, it was determined that the tool would work well with HTML5 and developing other web development applications.
One of bootstraps beneficial applications is helping build frameworks to keep up with the demands of mobility.
Mobility is a growing aspect in the technological world of today. As more people turn to their smartphones and tablets for tasks once completed on a computer, there is an increasing need for devices to work as they’re expected—users want tablets and smartphones to look and function like computers.
By combining the most recent version of bootstrap with HTML5, it’s possible to create pages and apps that are automatically usable for all internet-enabled devices. This is made possible by bootstrap’s grid layout, which makes creating a responsive design page much easier for developers.
No matter which browser you’re working with, chances are you’re in luck—bootstrap supports all browsers except Safari. In addition to supporting many browsers, you’ll also find the same features across the different browsers. This helpful quality is left over from bootstrap’s beginnings with Twitter. The developers needed consistency in the program whether one developer was using Internet Explorer and another was using Firefox.
Mobility and responsive design will continue to grow in popularity and importance in the near future. In order to keep up, you need to pay attention to how this affects your business.
Need help integrating mobility and/or responsive design into your webpages? Consider talking to a mobile first expert at Innovative Architects, an Atlanta-based IT company. Contact us today and we can help develop a program that’s right for you.
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