10 Reasons to Make Bootstrap Your Responsive Design Framework

By James Knutila on Tuesday, November 12, 2013

10 Reasons to Make Bootstrap Your Responsive Design Framework

Bootstrap is a responsive design framework created at Twitter to make their tools more consistent. It's evolved into a very popular project (the most popular on GitHub), with a large community and powerful functionality. 

It's not the only framework out there, however. Here are 10 reasons why Moboom chose Bootstrap, and why it will work for you too.

1. Save Time

Building a website that looks good on any device is hard work, and a large investment in research and testing. Bootstrap already has code and styling ready for you to pick and choose from for your project—a much-needed head start. 

2. All the documentation you'll ever need

Bootstrap has a big documentation advantage over other frameworks. Developers can access more information quickly, build more efficiently, and make fewer mistakes.

3. A large and growing community

Bootstrap's popularity means lots of existing plugins and code to use. It is open-sourced on GitHub, and the community's contributions are growing all the time.

4. More functionality

Other frameworks are, well, more "foundational." They assume you will create your own UI elements; they are not provided. Bootstrap comes with many advanced UI elements for better and more consistent quality.

5. Built-in usability

Bootstrap has built-in usability best practices such as error messaging, font-based glyph icons, and interaction states (e.g. button states, link states, etc).

6. Flexibility

You can make Bootstrap your own—it provides you with the starting point, and you have complete control over customizing for every project.

7. Device agnostic

Bootstrap's column grid system has made it easier to design responsively and mobile first. It's device and platform agnostic right out of the box.

8. More mature

Bootstrap has been through several revisions, and is constantly evolving. It's thoroughly tested in the real world, and problems are fixed as they come up.  

9. LESS = more 

Using LESS variables allows you to customize the look and feel of your site by changing variables in a common place.

10. Started at Twitter, improved on GitHub

Bootstrap will continue to be actively developed for the foreseeable future by an invested community.

There's plenty of competition among responsive frameworks, but Bootstrap's community and functionality are top of the class. That's why we chose to integrate our Site Studio and CMS with Bootstrap. What has your experience been with frameworks?

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