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Austin Klenk4,399 Points
Thoughts on Twitter Bootstrap
I am currently building a rails app for my company and i'm not sure if i should use twitter bootstrap or design everything myself.. only thing alike about bootstrap is the responsiveness feature. Any Ideas on bootstrap or any other platforms to build on?
Konrad Pilch2,435 Points
Hi, you can build your website with Foundatoin . Bootstrap is a parent of it so i believe foundation is more powerful, thats what i heared from other developers.
Well, if you code it your self, it can take longer yes , but unless your CSS is pretty good , i think you should be ok . Bootstrap is coded by professionals i believe . But theres one thing about it. You downolad lots and lots of code that you will not use which will slow donw user band and the page will load some miliseconds slower. Believe me , this counts . Taking away the useless code can be tricky .
Other point is , if you started with CSS, did bootstrap and then though you have even a better idea about CSS, i think this can be good too. But yet , watch out your time . It takes pretty long to make a project with pure CSS . I have an idea of making a header class like header1 header2 with certain margins, colors etc.. that i want to put them like <h1>Hello</h1> this will be bold 2em and if i put in my other class <h2>Hello</2> this can be small : p well you know what i mean i hope : p
Hope this helps
This is really up to you. I don't use bootstrap much. I find it adds too much stuff that is not necessary and makes my code ugly with all those classes.
It's a matter of taste.
Just please, for the sake of performance, don't load up the entire bootstrap and use just 1 thing.