What is Twitter Bootstrap?

What is twitter bootstrap

Twitter Bootstrap is a toolkit to develop web apps and sites fast. It includes basic CSS and HTML for creating Grids, Layouts, Typography, Tables, Forms, Navigation, Alerts, Popovers etc.

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Browser Support

Twitter Bootstrap is created with modern browsers in mind. So, you will find it working perfectly with all the modern versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera and Internet Explorer.

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Obtain Twitter Bootstrap

Download Twitter Bootstrap from https://github.com/twitter/bootstrap.

Unzip the downloaded file and you will get all the necessary files for working with the toolkit.

Getting started with Twitter Bootstrap

You can include twitter Bootstrap in your HTML page in two ways.

You can simply include

<link rel=”stylesheet” href=”/twitter-bootstrap/twitter-bootstrap-v2/docs/assets/css/bootstrap.css”>

in the head section of your HTML file.

Since Twitter Bootstrap supports LESS (CSS preprocessor for faster and easier web development), you can include the less css file and less JS file in your HTML page as

<link rel=”stylesheet/less” href=”/path/to/bootstrap.less”>
<script src=”/path/to/less.js”></script>

You may also use NetDNA’s Bootstrap CDN @ http://www.bootstrapcdn.com/

Grid system

You will see how to create Grid System using Twitter Bootstrap. It supports 940px wide 12 column Grid as default and many variations of it.


You will see how to create 940px wide fixed Layout and how to create Fluid layouts. This will help you to build HTML templates easily.

Fluid Layout


You will see how to build Headings, paragraphs, lists, and other inline type elements.



You will see how to build tables for containing tabular data.



You will see how to build stylish forms, including textbox, radio button, textarea, various kind of buttons in your HTML page.



You will see how to build stylish modern navigation. And also Pagination.


Alerts & Error

As a web designer / developer you often need to create alerts for errors, warnings etc.



You will learn to use the toolkit to build modal windows, tooltips and popovers.



Creating modal windows.