Refresh Boston - Up and Running with Bootstrap

When: Thu January 17, 2013 6:30 pm

Organization: Refresh Boston

Location: Microsoft NERD Center, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142


About This Presentation

Bootstrap, a front-end development framework created by two Twitter developers, has enjoyed rapid adoption. Based on HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery, Bootstrap allows you to create responsive websites quickly, while still allowing for plenty of customization of code.

In this session, Jen Kramer will walk you through Bootstrap, including where to get it, how to integrate it into a website, and how to build your first page using Bootstrap tools and techniques.

Key learning points include:

  • Understanding what Bootstrap is and why it's being adopted
  • Learning how to download and install Bootstrap
  • Introducing Bootstrap's responsive, fluid grid system for creating mobile-compatible layouts
  • Examining some of the built-in behaviors, including collapsible navigation bars, dropdown menus, image carousels, and more
  • Customizing Bootstrap
  • Examples of sites built with Bootstrap

About The Speaker

Jen Kramer

For over twelve years, Jen Kramer has been educating clients, colleagues, friends and graduate students about the meaning of a "quality website." Jen is a author with twelve published titles, including the popular "Up and Running with Bootstrap" and "Joomla! 3 Essential Training." She has also written two books on Joomla. Jen currently offers web design and development courses through Harvard Extension, Community College of Vermont, National University, and the Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University.