Learn responsive web development with Bootstrap 4's front end framework
About This Book
- Become an expert in Bootstrap framework, and speed up front-end development and prototyping through real-life examples
- An applied guide exploring two web applications such as Twitter and Dashboard from scratch
- Hands on the Bootstrap version 4 even before the official release
Who This Book Is For
What You Will Learn
- Discover how to use Bootstrap's components and elements, and to customize them for your own projects
- Understand the framework's usage in the best way with the recommended development patterns
- Create web pages for any kind of device like tablet, mobile, computer, etc.
- Construct a Twitter app by exploring the advanced bootstrap components like Breadcrumbs, Pagination, Media objects, and so on
- Learn the difference between Bootstrap's version 3 and 4 of the framework
- Extend your knowledge on Bootstrap's external plugins, their incorporation and usage
Bootstrap is a free, open source collection of tools that helps developers create websites or web applications. It provides a faster, easier, and less repetitive solution to designing and building applications. Before Bootstrap's release, it was necessary to import a variety of libraries into your project that offered different components and features for web interface development. Plus with the increased popularity of smartphones there were lack of libraries that could handle the responsiveness of a web page. Bootstrap?s existence let it quickly become famous as a front-end framework that offered a wide set of tools from page grid up to components that render a web page in the best possible way for any device.
This book will be a tutorial covering various examples as well as step-by-step methodology to create interesting web applications using Bootstrap and to understand the front-end framework to its core.
We begin with an introduction to the Bootstrap framework and setting up an environment to build a simple web page. We then cover the grid system, basic Bootstrap components, HTML elements, and customization components for responsive and mobile first development. This is presented by creating a beautiful Landing page sample. You will also learn how to create a web application like Twitter by using the full set of components offered in the framework. Finally, you will learn to create a dashboard web app, using Bootstrap to its finest potential including component customizations, event handling, and external library integration. All these examples are explained step-by-step and in depth, while covering the versions 3 and the most recent version 4 of Bootstrap. So, you will be in the state of the art for front-end development.
By the end of this book, you will be familiar with the development of a plugin for the framework and Bootstrap's world which is popular for fast paced front-end web development, used in countless projects all over the world, and now yours.
Style and approach
This is a step-by-step guide that closely focuses on developing web applications in most objective way solving real-life problems with Bootstrap. It covers two sample web applications, which are explained in detail.
Table of Contents
Bootstrap 4 By Example
- Table of Contents
- Bootstrap 4 By Example
- About the Author
- About the Reviewer
- 1. Getting Started
2. Creating a Solid Scaffolding
- Understanding the grid system
- Building our scaffolding
- Fluid container
- We need some style!
- Manipulating tables
- Like a boss!
- Final thoughts
- 3. Yes, You Should Go Mobile First
4. Applying the Bootstrap Style
Changing our grid layout
- Starting over the grid system
- Forming the forms
- Changing our grid layout
- 5. Making It Fancy
6. Can You Build a Web App?
- Understanding web applications
- Adding the navigation
- Do a grid again
- Playing the cards
- Implementing the main content
- Creating breadcrumbs
- Finishing with the right-hand-side content
7. Of Course, You Can Build a Web App!
- Alerts in our web app
- Waiting for the progress bar
- Creating a settings page
- Awesome Bootstrap modals
- Creating our custom modal
- A tool for your tip
- Pop it all over
- Making the menu affix
- Finishing the web app
9. Entering in the Advanced Mode
- The master plan
- The last navigation bar with flexbox
- Filling the main fluid content
- Filling the main content
- Overhead loading
- Fixing the toggle button for mobile
10. Bringing Components to Life
- Creating the main cards
- Fixing the mobile viewport
- Learning more advanced plugins
11. Making It Your Taste
- Customizing a Bootstrap component
- Working with plugin customization
- The additional Bootstrap plugins
- Creating our Bootstrap plugin
- Defining the plugin methods
- Creating additional plugin methods
- Title: Bootstrap 4 By Example
- Release date: March 2016
- Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
- ISBN: 9781785288876