Twitter Bootstrap

Twitter developed Bootstrap as a framework to boost consistency across internal tools as before that various libraries were used for UI development, which led to high maintenance work and a lot of inconsistencies.

During Twitter's first Hackweek the firs deployment in live conditions took place. During this event Mark Otto one of Boostrap's developers showed some collegues how to speed up their progect's development with the aid of this tool.
Twitter has released Bootstrap in August 2011 as open source, while in February 2012 already became the most popular GitHub project.

Headline features:

  • Compatible with all major browsers
  • Supports responsive design since the release of the tool's 2.0 version, meaning that the layout of the web pages adapt dynamically, taking into consideration the nature of the handset used.
  • Available on GitHub as open source
  • Multiple languages translation of tool's documentation
  • Looks and behaves great in the latest desktop browsers and also on smartphone and tablet browsers
  • Web-based Customizer to make Bootstrap yours
  • JavaScript plugins
  • A 12 column responsive grid

The configuration of Bootstrap offers a "Customize" option in the documentation since version 2.0 of the toolkit packing an intuitive and strong front-end framework for faster web development.

Tool's 3.0 version brings a rewritten project making it mobile friendly from the start, so mobile first styles can be founded through the whole library instead of in separate files.