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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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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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 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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5 Important Things to Keep in Mind When Making a Responsive Web Design?

1. Write your CSS mobile first Write as though you are only targeting a mobile device. 2. Work in gradual stages Once the mobile device looks good add styles in media queries for larger viewports in stages working your way to larger sizes. 3. Keep your media queries grouped by component and not in a… Read more »

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Why Is Responsive Web Design Good?

I believe responsive web design is good because it solves the mobile friendly website challenge in the least amount of time/cost. Pros One stylesheet for all devices Can be setup by one designer/developer Easy to maintain and update Less expensive – Does not require server side device detection or complicated mobile app programming Does not… Read more »

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Design Trends, the Power of Influence, and Appropriate Design

Design Trends Think about all of the things you look at everyday: websites, movies, billboards, menus, youtube videos… Your eyes and brain are constantly absorbing information. All of this visual content is influencing your frame of reference. Some streams of images are more powerful and persistent than others. Take for example your computer, you could… Read more »

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Style Guides are Important but Often Ignored

“We began to refer to this living document as “a toolkit built in style guide form.” This achieved our goal to communicate our work…” – Mark Otto, creator of Bootstrap Framework   Style Guides are Important but Often Ignored Recently at work, one of our websites was redesigned to be mobile responsive. It was developed by… 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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5 Common Problems Web Developer Beginners Face and How to Fix Them

When I began learning web design, I built websites using Adobe Dreamweaver because I could see a visual output of what I was building. This was familiar to me because I was used to designing in Illustrator and Photoshop. However, when the site wasn’t working I had no choice but to use the source code tab and… Read more »

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