Mobile Responsive Web Design
Web design has come a long way over the last 10 years. I can remember using Microsoft Expression Web or Adobe Dreamweaver to design websites and was very difficult considering every picture or text had to be put in it’s own cell and if you added anything extra in that cell, it would automatically re-size all the other cells throwing off your web design.
- Compatibility with all browsers — Bootstrap is compatible with all modern browsers such as Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Opera.
- Save time — One can save plenty of time and efforts using Bootstrap design templates along with many free plugins that can be found on the internet.
- Responsive features — Bootstrap responsive features allow your web pages to automatically adjust across all types of screens including cell phones, tablets, laptops and desktops.
- Open Source — Last but not least, it’s free open source available for download from the internet.
Mobile Web Design//
The latest version of Bootstrap is version 3 and I’ve been using it for over 5 months and has exceeded my expectations for responsive design. Some of the nice features are lightboxes, image carousels, modals, forms, animations, hover menu dropdowns. etc. which can be implemented by free available plugins. There are many free Bootstrap templates available on the internet which you can modify to suit your needs or design from scratch if your familiar with HTML5.
One important thing to mention is Google now requires all websites to be mobile responsive as of April 21, 2015 or get penalized on mobile searches. I think this is because approximately 50% of all world wide internet traffic is now done on mobile devices.