Twitter Bootstrap Web Development How-To

Twitter Bootstrap Web Development How-To
By David Cochran

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Twitter Bootstrap is by far the most popular of all front-end frameworks. It has earned its position by providing expertly-crafted, community-tested solutions for some of the thorniest problems of contemporary web design, equipping developers to accomplish difficult tasks with ease and normal tasks with greater speed.

Twitter Bootstrap Web Development How-To walks you step-by-step from Bootstrap basics to the creation of a fully-responsive, JavaScript-enhanced, multi-page website. After this quick and dirty Bootstrap bootcamp, you’ll not only be building serious sites, but you’ll be equipped to dive into the rest of what Twitter Bootstrap has to offer. The content of the book is up to date with version 2.1 of Twitter Bootstrap.

Bringing you from zero to pro in record time, this book will start you off with Twitter Bootstrap’s excellent responsive grid system. From the basics, you’ll move on to more complex layouts with media grids and tables. You’ll learn to control Bootstrap’s navbar, adding drop-down menu items and configuring it to adapt beautifully to small screens. You’ll utilize Bootstrap’s jQuery plugins to add dynamic tabs and a beautiful homepage slideshow. You’ll also walk through the steps of uploading your files, testing your site across desktop and mobile browsers, and optimizing your site files for improved performance before final launch.


An easy-to-follow step-by-step presentation which will get you started with Twitter Bootstrap. Practical examples will help you to get set up quickly and easily.

Who this book is for

This guide is for new, novice, and intermediate developers alike. Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS is required although this book will help beginners find their feet with both more easily. Those experienced with HTML and CSS will quickly learn the beautiful and efficient ways of Bootstrap.

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #1157310 in eBooks
  • Published on: 2012-11-19
  • Released on: 2012-11-19
  • Format: Kindle eBook

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About the Author

David Cochran

David Cochran is Associate Professor of Communication at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. He and his students have a fondness for envisioning and producing exciting projects, with well-built standards-compliant websites playing a central role in them. David frequently publishes online tutorials to share insights gained in the course of those projects. In recent months, Twitter Bootstrap has been a key topic. You'll find a number of these tutorials at and at his blog,

Customer Reviews

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful.
1Almost like a blog post
By AlanN
I have to say I was very surprised about how small the book was for $20. Most of the stuff came directly from Twitter Bootstraps examples. Not a lot of meat here folks.

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful.
1Not Worth the Price
By WellDeservedLife
The book has nothing new about BootStrap. You can pretty much find all the information on BootStrap's website or online. There was nothing spectacular in the book! The real value can be $0.99.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
4"If you're new to HTML, CSS and JavaScript--don't worry!"
By rkw
Paid under 5 bucks for Kindle edition. It is a basic guide for beginners. The "Who this book is for" section:

"I've written with the novice to intermediate developer in mind. If you're new to HTML, CSS, and JavaScript--don't worry! I'll help you along. If you've been designing sites for a while, the book is an ideal way to get a quick introduction to Twitter Bootstrap's distinctive markup, CSS, and JavaScript plugins. If you're an advanced developer, interested in customizing Bootstrap and working with LESS to preprocess your CSS, I'm afraid this book is not for you!"

This is sort of written like a corporate continuing education class or a for dummies/idiot's guide type book.

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