Bootstrap Framework

Hi,

I'm in the process of designing / building a new admin / type website.

I was hoping to use an existing framework for the html / css front end.

Is Bootstrap (http://getbootstrap.com) still the leading front end framework out there?

Thanks in advance for your help
oo7mlAsked:
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GaryConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Bootstrap is the dominant responsive framework, have a read of my article here

Yes it can be bloated, but if you are using a cdn for the files it's not much to worry about
There is a plugin for FF called DustMe, create a sitemap of your site, open up DustMe and it will create a stripped version of the css containing only the classes you use.
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AndyPandaXConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi,

Boot strap is really hot right now and definatley a leading framework. Just google bootstrap themes etc and you will find some  stunning sites
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oo7mlAuthor Commented:
Cool, my only worry is that it might be too bloated.

Can you recommend any good resources / books / videos for getting started with it, thanks again.
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AndyPandaXCommented:
Well you have the w3 ones which are good and comprehensive

http://www.w3schools.com/bootstrap/

But I always prefer Youtube, theres tons on there. Not sure if Lynda.com do any.

As for bloatness, yeah they have a lot behind them, but gzip on the server etc helps with this. We have sites with bootstrap themes and they are very fast
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Loganathan NatarajanConnect With a Mentor LAMP DeveloperCommented:
There are lot of free/paid templates/themes available to learn/implement for your projects.

I use this site for free templates
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oo7mlAuthor Commented:
Great, thanks for all the help.

I'll start reading that article now.

What is te difference between the two downloads on the Bootstrap website?
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GaryCommented:
Do you mean this
http://getbootstrap.com/customize/

It just lets you omit anything you don't need from the css, ergo a smaller file.
If you are just starting then go for the full download so you can play around with the various elements.
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oo7mlAuthor Commented:
That's cool... but sorry no i was referring to the options here:

http://getbootstrap.com/getting-started/#download
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GaryCommented:
First link is standard CSS, second and third are LESS and SASS which are CSS precompilers (just google them)
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