Bootstrap Templates Tutorials

Figuring Out Bootstrap, Basic Tools and Tutorials

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Bootstrap - is a perfectly packed "tool chest" that allows to create websites really fast! Bootstrap’s alternatives are like snotty babies, for one simple reason - Bootstrap is densely tied-up with LESS. Those who do not understand what it is, in short: it’s a very nice and decent CSS Framework. LESS extends CSS with dynamic behavior such as: variables, mixins, operations and functions. LESS runs on both client-side (Chrome, Safari, Firefox) and server-side, with Node.js and Rhino.

You may not know that but Less is a style preprocessor. The style sheet file will have .less extension. If you are good at writing CSS code managing Less will be a snap for you. Here you can adjust variables with operators, groups and insert parts of CSS that come relevant to other rules. The most important thing is that Less includes lots of other small things that will simplify your life. To use Less you need to create the new file with preprocessor, what you will get is a CSS file with variables right where they belong.


To use Bootstrap framework there is no need to master HTML, CSS and JS. If you ever dealt with any framework you’ll be a success. Generally you’ll figure things out even without reading documentation, cause all features are extremely intuitive to use!

Need a Bootstrap-based website? Why spare time creating your own? Using the tools and tuts from this blog post you can simply extend or optimize a ready-made Bootstrap theme.


Below we've summed up some really useful tutorials for mastering Bootstrap, feel free to check them out.

Bootstrap Your Application Using Twitter Bootstrap


Styling your apps with Twitter Bootstrap


Bootstrap Tutorial for Blog Design


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// Webpage layout design.


Create Custom Icons for Twitter Bootstrap Easily

cus-world{ background-position: 0 0; width: 16px; height: 16px; } 
cus-world_add{ background-position: 0 -21px; width: 16px; height: 16px; } 
cus-world_delete{ background-position: 0 -42px; width: 16px; height: 16px; } 
cus-world_edit{ background-position: 0 -63px; width: 16px; height: 16px; } 
cus-world_go{ background-position: 0 -84px; width: 16px; height: 16px; } 
cus-world_link{ background-position: 0 -105px; width: 16px; height: 16px; } 
cus-wrench{ background-position: 0 -126px; width: 16px; height: 16px; } 
cus-wrench_orange{ background-position: 0 -147px; width: 16px; height: 16px; } 


Twitter Bootstrap as UI-kit

    Bootstrap, from Twitter



8 Responses

  1. FYI…. I’ve noticed that the images in your articles only show up as a one pixel high images. It may be the browser (IE8) but I’m stuck with it and have no other choices on the company computer. I think it must read the empty height tags funny… good articles though! Good luck

    1. I’ve seen the same problem repeatedly on many of his TemplateMonster blog posts when I use IE9. No problem on other browsers.

  2. @53fab63c804a9cc2dbdb4fa2ee03ad71:disqus @b4bfee9ca62a3d9635b60e534f005a20:disqus Thank you for your observation. We’ll fix this as soon as possible.

    1. np.. Question… I have seen some bootstrap admin templates recently but finding out how to use them is difficult. Do you know where to go to learn how to use them and what their purpose is?

  3. @disqus_cUhlwfHYIR:disqus @247e708f7eb5895b8887eb170542f70c:disqus you’re welcome guys!

  4. the problem with current tutorials and documentation of Twitter Bootstrap is that they are all lack of explanations of why the HTML code for the Bootstrap need a certain structure. For example, for nav bars, yes, you can copy and paste the snippet and tweak the contents to get started fair easily, but you’ll end up having no idea why there are multiple layers of divs with classes called “containers” “navbar-inners” and/or “nav-collapse”, which makes it hard for you to fully tailer the Bootstrap to your own need.

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