A blog about the adventures of Jeannel Mah

What is Bootstrap?

If you’re like me, and have a background in Computing, or are just interested in website development, you may have come across the term “Bootstrap” a few times before. And if you’re also like me, slightly dim-witted, you may be thinking: “What the hell is Bootstrap and how do you use it?”

The best way I can describe it is probably, “its a thing that helps you create a mobile responsive design for your website when you have no clue how to go about doing so.” This is important because majority of people look through websites on their mobile nowadays while they are travelling, in bed, at a particularly boring event, etc, and if your site is not mobile responsive, it’s gonna look pretty darn ugly when viewed from a mobile device.

Well, you won’t be getting a tutorial on it from me, because I’m going to link you to one that is better than anything I could write for you. It’s fantastic and goes through Bootstrap step by step, from downloading the Bootstrap framework to customisation.

The tutorial is easy enough to follow, I didn’t have any problems when I followed it step by step (of course, I’m only partially through the tutorial).

But without further ado, here’s what my website looks like now on a web browser:

And how it looks like on mobile:

And for what it is, I am really happy with the result.