What Is the Best Way to Learn Web Development?

Learning Web Development is Like Learning How to Paint Let’s say you wanted to become a painter. Where would you start?   How would you feel if your first painting looked like the one below?   I believe painting by numbers teaches the mechanics and joy of painting to beginners. It quickly builds confidence. You… Read more »

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Should I use my own CSS or Bootstrap?

Does your website or application have any of the following? Paragraphs, tables, buttons, lists, tabs, headings, responsive embeds, images, responsive breakpoints, etc. The main benefit of using Bootstrap is it saves you time writing common CSS styles most projects have. It is a toolkit you know is fully documented in case you need to add… Read more »

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What Are the Bootstrap 4 Text Font Sizes and How Do You Change Them?

Bootstrap’s font sizes are calculated off of the body font size by using rem values. If you change the body font size all styles will be increased/decreased automatically. Rem stands for “root em” because it calculates the size based on the size of the root of the document or body tag. So Bootstrap’s global default… Read more »

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What are the integrity and crossorigin attributes and why are they necessary?

In the code snippet below, you will see how Bootstrap uses a CDN to deliver their minified scripts and styles. But what is that long string of random characters after integrity=?

With this technology, developers can benefit from the performance gains of using Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) without having to fear that a third-party… Read more »

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Bootstrap 4 Img Responsive Class Example

In Bootstrap 3 you would use the class .img-responsive but in Bootstrap 4 this class name has been renamed to .img-fluid View on codepen How to create a responsive image in Bootstrap 4 .img-fluid

   

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How Do I Make an Image Responsive in Bootstrap 4?

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In Bootstrap 4 you would use the .img-fluid class on all images you would like to be responsive. This class tells the browser not to expand the image larger than its original size using a max-width. And it also tells it to scale down the image if the browser window gets narrower than… Read more »

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Take Command of CSS Flexbox

As a kid I loved playing with toy plastic army men. I would line them up and pretend to be in command giving orders to my soldiers in order to defeat the enemy. Since I was in full command, the soldiers would look to me for their orders. Sometimes a hot shot recruit would overstep… Read more »

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Which framework is better, W3.CSS or Bootstrap?

Both of these are essentially style guides. A way of doing things. I recommend Bootstrap because of the following points. The large number of websites currently using it The large number of contributors and bug testers on the open source project Being more marketable for jobs because more teams use it and you don’t have… Read more »

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How to Change the Bootstrap Text Size and Make the Font Size Responsive

  Do you want to adjust the default font sizes in Bootstrap 4? You can either adjust the Sass variables or write new CSS styles to override the default values. In this tutorial, I will provide the default font size values and show you how to change the values based on the Bootstrap 4 breakpoints…. Read more »

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How to Reorder Columns with Bootstrap 4 Order Classes

With Bootstrap 4 column ordering it is best to start out understanding how the natural or default column ordering works. When your browser reads your HTML code it reads from the top and works its way down reading left to right. So in a two column grid, the first column will be the first one… Read more »

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How to Create a Full Width Bootstrap 4 Responsive Carousel

Do you want your Bootstrap 4 carousel to extend the full width of the browser window? Do your images look cut off or have unwanted padding on the left and right? In this tutorial we will take a closer look at the Bootstrap 4 carousel and determine the best approach in making it full width… Read more »

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What Are the Pros and Cons of Using Bootstrap in Web Development?

Is a CSS Framework Like Bootstrap Even Necessary? If you are new to CSS frameworks, you are probably wondering what the benefits are of using Bootstrap in your project. Prior to using Bootstrap, I used a boilerplate I wrote myself that consisted of a reset, basic grid, typography, utilities, and media queries. Below are the benefits I… Read more »

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When Will Bootstrap 4 Be Released?

Update Bootstrap 4 is now out of Beta and stable v4.0.0. Learn more I recommend keeping track of the project milestones to gauge the progress. Track Bootstrap Milestones As of 5/24/2017 the Beta is 92% complete. You can drill down to see what is still needed to be completed in the ship list. You could… Read more »

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Starting Front-end Development with Bootstrap Sass

“It’s through mistakes that you actually can grow. You have to get bad in order to get good.” – Paula Scher, designer Good Reads Ways to Make Bootstrap Columns the Same Height JavaScipt for Web Designers: DOM Scripting [tool] I just heard about Adobe XD which looks like a great way to build prototypes other than… Read more »

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Bootstrap 4 Media Queries Tiered Breakpoints [snippet]

Bootstrap 4 introduces a new breakpoint to the grid system XL. Below are the Bootstrap 4 media queries used for the grid system breakpoints for you to add to your projects CSS file to customize things. If you are new to the Bootstrap grid I wrote a post explaining how it works in this post…. Read more »

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Bootstrap 4 Grid Flexbox Tutorial with Layout Examples

The most important element of any CSS framework is the grid system. The Bootstrap 4 grid system has been used on many websites worldwide which makes it extremely stable. This cross-browser support is why you probably are considering using Bootstrap for your website (it was for me). In this post I will provide an overview… Read more »

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