Why Twitter Bootstrap is awesome

Bootstrap is a front-end framework. It is a collection of tools, which are used to create web applications and websites. It is an open-source framework developed by Jacob Thornton and Mark Otto. Bootstrap is also known as Twitter Bootstrap because it is developed by Twitter engineers. They developed Bootstrap to meet their internal requirement. Earlier, the engineers at Twitter used a different library to create front end applications, which lead to inconsistencies and maintenance overhead. The bootstrap framework provides a stable and single medium to all, for developing front-end designs. This made consistency in their projects and at the same time saved a lot of time. The maintenance overhead was also eradicated by Twitter Bootstrap.

Twitter Bootstrap was made public in the year 2011. In a single year, it became very popular and web developers around the world started using it. It also won GitHub’s title of the most popular project in the year 2012. NASA and MSNBC are the two big names, which used Twitter Bootstrap.

There are a number of features, which make Twitter Bootstrap an awesome product to use. It uses CSS and HTML based templates for designing and interface components. It also supports JavaScript. The various features of Twitter Bootstrap are –

Common Interface Elements

Bootstrap offers a number of interface elements that are commonly used in developing websites and web applications. It includes buttons, labels, dropdown lists, etc. These elements are common in almost all websites.

JavaScript components

Twitter Bootstrap also supports JavaScript. This feature helps in making an interactive user interface.

Responsive Grid

It consists of a responsive grid layout feature, which makes it the best option for creating responsive websites. Hence, you can design a website that is accessible through both mobile phones and desktop computers.


Twitter bootstrap saves a lot of time. It has a large library, which offers many ready-made codes. You can use these codes to efficiently develop a website in less time. You need not have to write the entire code. If you want you can modify the code according to need. It is modular and uses LESS stylesheets. This makes it much efficient in creating websites by using functions, variables, and operators.

HTML 5 and CSS 3 compatible

Bootstrap is compatible with some features of HTML 5 and CSS 3. You can use the features of HTML 5 to design an interactive and responsive website. Additionally, designing becomes easy with CSS 3.

Easy to Learn

Twitter Bootstrap is easy to use and unlike HTML and CSS, it is very easy to learn. It uses a modular approach to produce quality work in less time.

Open Source

Bootstrap is an open-source framework, which means that it is free. You need not have to spend a single penny to use it. You can download both the license and framework without any cost.


Twitter Bootstrap is a cross-platform framework. You can use is it in windows as well as in Linux or on any other platform.

Jacob Billings
PhD Candidate - Complex Systems

I am a software engineer, linguist, and researcher of Complex Systems. I hold a bachelor's degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Utah, a Master’s degree in linguistics from Francisco Marroquín University in Guatemala City, and I am a doctoral candidate in Complex Systems at the Polytechnic University in Madrid, Spain.

Software Development: I bring over 20 years of experience in developing software for multiple clients in various environments. I have a solid knowledge of PHP, Javascript, MySQL, NoSQL, Python, and Java.

Over my career, I have had the opportunity to work on projects for some of the most recognized brands on the planet. Brands like Marriott Hotels, Microsoft, Ashland Chemical, Capital One Credit Cards, Cadbury Schweppes, GE and more. This has given me an in-depth understanding of my client's challenges as they grow. I know how to get a company from startup to maturity with technology. My specialties are in E-commerce(specifically Magento), process automation, and security.