Twitter Bootstrap: A Set of CSS & HTML Tools To Build Web Apps Launched

Twitter released a new front-end toolkit for rapidly developing web applications.Dubbed as Bootstrap is a collection of CSS and HTML conventions. It uses some of the latest browser techniques to provide you with stylish typography, forms, buttons, tables, grids, navigation and everything else you need in a super tiny (only 6k with gzip) resource. Twitter […]

Twitter released a new front-end toolkit for rapidly developing web applications.

Dubbed as Bootstrap is a collection of CSS and HTML conventions. It uses some of the latest browser techniques to provide you with stylish typography, forms, buttons, tables, grids, navigation and everything else you need in a super tiny (only 6k with gzip) resource.

Twitter writes that at its core, Bootstrap is just CSS, but it's built with Less, a "flexible pre-processor that offers much more power and flexibility than regular CSS." it also brings a range of features like nested declarations, variables, mixins, operations, and color functions.

Additionally, since Bootstrap is purely CSS when compiled via Less, it offers two important benefits:

First, Bootstrap remains very easy to implement; just drop it in your code and go. Compiling Less can be accomplished via Javascript, an unofficial Mac application, or via Node.js.

Second, once complied, Bootstrap contains nothing but CSS, meaning there are no superfluous images, Flash, or Javascript. All that remains is simple and powerful CSS for your web development needs.

The comapn says that "Bootstrap works by providing a clean and uniform solution to the most common, everyday interface tasks developers come across. At Twitter, Bootstrap has quickly become one of our many go-to front-end tools when starting new applications and sites. This is because while it is very extensive, it's flexible enough to work for many unique design needs."

Check out Bootstrap on GitHub.