Responsive Website Design’. Let the stress lie on the term ‘Responsive’. Responsive or Responsiveness of a website means how compatible it is to devices of different kinds and sizes. When a website lacks compatibility when used on different devices like laptops, desktops, smartphones, it will become a nightmare for the user. The readability of the website will be poor. That said, improved responsiveness can be done using Twitter Bootstrap. Seeking of Bootstrap development services for any web application will make it successful.
Twitter Bootstrap, containing HTML and CSS-based design templates, has, of late, been in the reckoning with its version 3.0. A free and open-source development framework like Bootstrap is aimed at easing the development of web applications and dynamic websites.
Let us see how Twitter bootstrap, particularly version 3, ensures responsive web layouts by building sites that only require a minimal resizing, panning, scrolling when used on a range of devices.
Creating a Responsive Website Design using the latest Twitter Bootstrap
Bootstrap very well integrates attractive typography into sites and web applications by incorporating numerous HTML style attributes. Few of the UI challenges of a developer like fonts, tables, icons, buttons, etc are addressed with the help of this skilful framework.
Version 3.0 of Twitter bootstrap comes with added advantages. It comes with a Mobile First approach. Apart from being tested on the classic web browsers, CSS framework is also tested on iOS and Android.
Using fluid and proportion-based grids, CSS3 media queries and flexible images, a site adapts to the layout of the device on which it is put to use. Instead of pixels or points, the concept of fluid grids requires page element sizing that has to be in relative units, i.e., in percentages. Also, to stop the images from being displayed outside the containing element, they too are sized in the relative units.
The necessity to include additional style sheet for enabling a responsive feature does not arise. The creation of mobile-friendly and highly responsive websites is now very much simpler, thanks to the 3rd version’s mobile-first grid system.
The predefined grid classes in bootstrap 3 help in making grid layouts for various devices like tablets, mobiles, laptops and desktops. The four tiers grid classes(xs, sm, md, lg) offers good control over the layout.
After the coming of tablets, smartphones, with various sizes, the need for optimization of sites for various devices that are of various sizes has only grown bigger. With the use of Twitter Bootstrap, not only the accessibility but also a user’s optimal viewing experience will be achieved.