Why should you use Bootstrap 4?
Let's be honest, creating a template is really hard, especially if you need to create a template that works with all the different screen sizes. From desktop browsers to tablets and mobile devices. It can be horrific, but using bootstrap makes life easier.
It has Fewer Cross-browser bugs
It’s a consistent framework that supports major of all browsers and CSS compatibility fixes
Lightweight and customizable
Responsive structures and styles
Good documentation and community support
Loads of free and professional templates
And my most favourite, it has a great grid system
Through this course, I will show you how to use Bootstrap 4 and you’ll be able to customize it.
Why is the Grid System so Important?
The Bootstrap Grid System is used for layout, specifically Responsive Layouts. Understanding how it works is vital to understanding Bootstrap. The Grid is made up of groupings of Rows & Columns inside 1 or more Containers.
In the next class, I’ll give a quick overview of how the grid system works
SASS or SCSS introduction
In this section, I’m going to explain what SASS is and what will be covered in this section
What is SASS or SCSS?
SCSS is basically just an awesome, more dynamic CSS
Sass stands for Syntactically Awesome Stylesheet
Sass is an extension to CSS
Sass is a CSS pre-processor, it basically means that it takes the scss file and converts it to a normal css file.
Sass is completely compatible with all versions of CSS
Sass reduces repetition of CSS and therefore saves time
Sass is free to download and use
Why Use Sass?
Stylesheets are getting larger, more complex, and harder to maintain. This is where a CSS pre-processor can help.
Sass lets you use features that do not exist in CSS, like variables, nested rules, mixins, imports, inheritance, built-in functions, and other stuff
Why Use this with Bootstrap?
If you want to change the colour scheme in Bootstrap, for instance changing the primary and secondary colors, SASS will be the way to do this easily.
Before starting any project online, you first need to do a template for it in HTML and CSS.
This part can be really painful, especially if you guys have to make it responsive on every device.
Bootstrap 4 makes life easier and more powerful than ever before!
In this course, I will teach you guys how to use bootstrap and how you can use it to your advantage.
I will show you how to make a basic website in HTML, and how the theming works in Bootstrap.
I will also load more and more content in this course as time goes by.
My Name is Gerrit Vermeulen
I’ve been in online development since 2009 and I have been using bootstrap 4 since 2016
Hope you guys enjoy this course.