Bootstrap: a conversion story

Well that was fast! I just finished the Responsive Design with Bootstrap section on freeCodeCamp and I had to double check that I actually completed all the lessons.

Let me tell you, Bootstrap is super easy to use! It’s so intuitive and simple. It’s great! It also offers some really cool stuff.

Things that were new to me:

Wells. You can give a div a class of “well” and it gives it a look like there’s depth to the div. Super fast styling!

Font Awesome. Font Awesome is a library of icons that you can add to buttons (things like a thumbs up, or a cute little paper airplane for submit buttons). All you do is add Font Awesome to the top of your HTML and bam, you have access to the library.

paper airplane

Things that were not new to me:

The general concept of responsive design. I’ve been doing that for awhile already and after a long time of NOT doing it that way… let’s just say I would never, ever go back.

grid layout

Creating divs with class “row” and using a grid. I’ve been using Foundation, not Bootstrap, for the last few years. That just happened to be the responsive framework I chose to learn, and I liked it so I always used it. But I like Bootstrap and that seems to have a few more features and also it seems to be the trend, so thanks to this section in freeCodeCamp, I’ve now converted.

That’s all for this week! Happy coding, friends.

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