Introduction to Twitter Bootstrap

Introduction to Twitter Bootstrap
Event on 2013-10-28 18:00:00

Introduction to Twitter Bootstrap

Monday, October 28th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pmBootstrap is one of the most popular front-end frameworks for building responsive websites; in this workshop, students will discover how to use Bootstrap as a foundation in their next web design projects. In particular, students will:

  • Download Bootstrap and learn how to incorporate it into an HTML document
  • Work with the Bootstrap responsive grid system
  • Explore Bootstrap’s core CSS, overriding this CSS using standard CSS techniques
  • Incorporate Bootstrap’s image formatting elements and icons
  • Create and style interactive menus with Bootstrap, including dropdown menus
  • Incorporate jQuery plugins with Bootstrap, including alerts, modal windows, image carousels, accordion windows, and more
  • Customize Bootstrap using CSS LESS

————————-PrerequisitesYou are welcome to attend the workshop and watch without coding. However, to actively participate in this workshop, you will need:

  • a laptop/notebook configured with an editor for HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The instructor will be using SublimeText 2, which can be downloaded for Mac or PC. However, you can use any editor you're comfortable with.
  • a copy of Bootstrap version 3. Download the standard format provided on the home page.
  • a copy of jQuery 1.10.2 (or the most recent version of jQuery in the 1.x series). Bootstrap 3 supports IE 8, so we want a version of jQuery that supports those browsers as well.

The ZIP with all files required for class (HTML, CSS, Javascript, resources, slides from the presentation) is available for download and should be downloaded before class. About the Instructor

Jen Kramer has been educating clients, colleagues, friends and graduate students about the meaning of a quality website for over 13 years. A author with fourteen published titles, including the popular "Responsive Design with Joomla", "Up and Running with Bootstrap", and "Up and Running with Foundation", Jen is currently working on a third book, "Sams Teach Yourself Bootstrap in 24 Hours" (soon to be published by Pearson). Jen currently offers web design and development and internet marketing courses through Harvard Extension, Community College of Vermont, the Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University, and National University. Jen earned a BS in biology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MS in Internet Strategy Management at the Marlboro College Graduate School.

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