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PSD to Bootstrap - The Future of Web Development or Not?

by Danial Smith HTMLPLUSCSS

Bootstrap 4.0 is the latest version of most demanding website building framework, Bootstrap. This framework makes the web building projects super handy for developers giving them several opportunities to play with manifold user-friendly features. The best part of this front-end development framework is that it supports HTML as well as CSS templates, including navigation, forms, buttons, etc.


However, it is undeniable that no framework is better than Bootstrap nowadays when it comes to flexibility, responsive design, JavaScript plugin support, navigations, and excellent free themes. It is a perfect playground for the website creation and holds a big market share (57%) in the web development. While there are various reasons out there to convert PSD to HTML using Bootstrap, yet I would not recommend it as a great choice for beginners. Instead, it is made for the experienced developers who have veteran understanding of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript coding or at least basic HTML, CSS, and JS coding knowledge.


Believe it or not, but yes, there are 8,494,915 websites created using Bootstrap. I have collected some popular websites built with this framework, so here is the list:

  • NBA.com

  • Walmart

  • Csdn.net

  • http://target.com

  • Netflix.com

  • http://Indeed.com

  • Openload.co

  • Bloomberg Business

  • Force.com


Now, let’s talk about the industry where Bootstrap is being used most (in %). The image mentioned below clears the responsive web design Bootstrap statistics based on website categorization:


Bootstrap Framework: Top Reasons to Like It or Not to Like


Since last 3 years, Bootstrap has gained immense demand as one of the top-notch front-end web development frameworks. The ratio of their users whether designer or developer continue to wide. Eventually, there are several reasons behind it. This is a feature-rich framework and writing code through this is time effective and very simple for developers only when they are proficient enough in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript technology.


Reasons to use Bootstrap


  • Best Grid System

    A good website layout demands the best grid system and Bootstrap offers it with responsive and mobile grid. It is very handy to use especially when you want to work around columns for the website layout creation. Furthermore, it allows hiding content of a particular section for different screen sizes.

  • Time Saving Development

    Yet another pros is time-effectiveness. Spending hours and/or days in writing code is no longer required because you can do it easily through predefined design templates that Bootstrap offers. Only you need to have basic HTML/CSS knowledge to start working with this framework.

  • Responsive Design

    Having a responsive site is vital to get connected with both mobile and desktop users and to engage them regularly. With fluid grid, Bootstrap provides ability to build a mobile-ready site which adjusts according to the screen resolution. In simple words, if you switch from a desktop to a tablet or an iPad, it offers the same experience across all devices.

  • Customization

    Though you may experience website alike developed with Bootstrap until it is customized. With an amazing customization facility, it lets you develop websites the way you want to own. You can choose what is required and skip what is not required for the project and as a result, it simply returns a customizable web pages.

  • Browser Compatibility

    Bootstrap is considered as future for the front-end development. One of the reasons that justifies this statement is compatibility. This framework supports all IE versions and modern browsers. So, it does not matter whether your customers are using an old browser version or the latest one. Respond.js and HTML5Shiv are default Bootstrap templates, giving you chance to port HTML5 elements in non-HTM5 browsers.

  • Open Source

    To be honest, one major reason to have a huge audience support for Bootstrap is that it is an open-source framework. Therefore, licensing and purchasing hassles won’t bother you anymore with this framework.

Reasons Not to Use Bootstrap


  • SAAS Compatibility

    Bootstrap supports LESS and does not offer compatibility for SASS. There are many developers not comfortable working with LESS as they are used to working with SAAS. In that case, Bootstrap could be a big No for them who love to work around only SAAS and does not want to shift to LESS.

  • Cloning Websites

    Due to simple features and their handy use, Bootstrap is quite demanding among the developers and designers. It provides predefined templates that generates code as per your requirement. Besides this, it also allows customization but not everyone has mastery in customization. Hence, the number of sites which are non-customized look alike. With the help of a top-notch PSD to HTML converter company, you can meet this need and get your own unique website. Also, hiring for Bootstrap development services is a good option if your pocket allows to attain a creative yet professional website which has a unique design identity over the web.


Are you Bootstrap lover? Or, your decision is still dicey about whether to use or not to use Bootstrap. We are happy to hear from you so feel free and come out with your thoughts about this post.


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About Danial Smith Innovator   HTMLPLUSCSS

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Created on May 22nd 2018 03:49. Viewed 112 times.

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