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Design

Can we use bootstrap framework to develop websites as a beginner?

I am a beginner and I need to know whether I can use bootstrap framework to develop websites? Or do I need to code using languages? To learn, which option is better?

Justin LeFurjah
Justin LeFurjah
12,347 Points

It will be much easier to use bootstrap if you have the basics of HTML and CSS down first, otherwise it will be very difficult to customize your site.

I can suggest this course as a good starting point: http://teamtreehouse.com/library/how-to-make-a-website .

Andi Wilkinson
Andi Wilkinson
26,822 Points

as long as you have a grasp of html5 and CSS then, I would say you could pick up BS quite easily!

3 Answers

Lucas Santos
Lucas Santos
19,315 Points

Before using any framework such as Bootstrap or Foundation you should really know how to write and understand HTML and CSS. Reason I say that is because the frameworks only really makes it faster to create using HTML and CSS but still requires you to know as well as being able to write it. I strongly recommend you first learn to code HTML and CSS, Treehouse has lots of great courses.

christopher walsh
christopher walsh
10,763 Points

bootstraps is, two guys from twitter wrote all your CSS for you. you still need to know html, how to put in the css, how to host the files, and more things depending on what your website is and what you want it to do. it will not all out develop your website!

Oğulcan Girginc
Oğulcan Girginc
24,848 Points

Hi Preethi Rajan

I agree with Lucas. Get your basics first, than start playing with a framework. Otherwise, when a problem a occurs, it will take a lot of time for you to fix it.

Check out both Web Design and Front End Web Development. Remember that you don't have to do all of the courses. Have quick look in them and choose the one that seems to best fit for you.