Quite often when building various web applications, you will face the need to build out beautiful and mobile responsive websites in a small time frame. Bootstrap 4 helps alleviate the pain by defining sophisticated and refined user inputs and web components ready for your use. Learn how to quickly get your projects up to speed with the world’s most popular front-end framework.
Through this course, we will take you through not only Bootstrap 4's new features and changes, but create larger projects with these components and frameworks. These projects include building out the structure and design of a social media platform, comprehensive login and registration forms, and finally a music library application. Each project will provide you with a chance to use some of the new Bootstrap 4 components in the greater context of the Bootstrap framework.
Having completed this course, you will have sufficient knowledge on how to build out application user interfaces that are mobile-responsive, accessible, and importantly look good, all with the help of Bootstrap 4.
About the Author
Aaron Vanston is a front-end developer and product specialist based in Melbourne, Australia, specializing in usability and user experience design on the web.
Aaron has a multidisciplinary background ranging from digital marketing to web application development. He is currently exploring his passion for web development through his own web development studio and start-ups/ web development teams within Melbourne.
In the past, Aaron has developed a range of tutorials based on design and web development including various Bootstrap written tutorials.
Users may have no prior knowledge to Bootstrap and thus may not understand the basic concepts of this framework and what it adds.
This video seeks to inform the users on various new features of Bootstrap 4, of which they may have no prior knowledge. The introduction of these features will help the user understand where these components will become useful in the forthcoming projects.
Users unfamiliar with Bootstrap won't know how to get started with the framework. This video will help lay the base for downloading and setting up Bootstrap ready for our projects.
In order to navigate throughout the social media platform, we require a main menu and main heading to display the corresponding section.
Bootstrap’s grid system can be quite complex. Users deep-diving into Bootstrap won't understand how it works and the required syntax. Using the grid system in the context of a project will help understand how to accurately use it.
We need a way to display our data that is both modular and can be customized to multiple datasets.
Our social platform has no place to input or view any social statuses and content. Adding a status submit input and various content blocks will solve this.
User messages don’t have a place within the current UI. We need a way to display various message data that the user may have.
We need to be able to view the profile page with appropriate emphasis on the individual user we are viewing. We need to create a customizable header for a profile page.
We require a method to display mixed media types within the profile page. Using a masonry grid system will help display this content.
We need to display both the login and registration forms/information on the same screen, but only show what the user needs to see.
Many users can access the web page; we need a way to authenticate who they are.
The user may not have an account already and thus will need a form to register.
Some user inputs are quite clear on its requirements or what it will do if pressed and so on.
Being new to Bootstrap, its component structure, its dependencies, and methods in which you build, users may face many issues that could troubleshoot if they knew how.
Having established a core understanding of Bootstrap, users will need a quick reference to some of the best practices to align their newly found skills.
We need to display the content for the music library in meaningful ways through content alignment and hierarchy.
A lot of user interactivity needs to be covered in the header. We need a way to display this with minimal room and maximize the ease of use when accessing these controls.
The information required to be displayed with each song (song name, album, duration, and date) requires an efficient and compact way to be displayed to the end user.
The user will be able to navigate and manipulate the state of the song whilst viewing the song’s progress.
Written content can be minified by a usual icon as a visual language to provide context and display actions to the end user. We must keep in mind screen readers and accessible devices.
Users may require to customize and extend Bootstrap in various different ways.
Sometimes, there is a need to extend Bootstrap with further capabilities beyond what is provided.
Without a high level of understanding, users are unable to Build Bootstrap UI without documentation or instructions.
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