Create an Engaging Website with Twitter Bootstrap 2.x

Learn to create your website with this free and open-source web design framework.
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  • Length 1 hour
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  • Languages English
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Published 6/2012 English

Course Description

A total of 23 lectures with a total running time of 74 minutes.

This step-by-step approach will show you how to build a responsive, interactive, and visually engaging web page with simple and flexible HTML, CSS and JavaScript -- all built on the free, open-source framework called Twitter Bootstrap. Learn to take advantage of the many aspects of Twitter Bootsrtap, including creating your own layouts, customizing components, device-sensitive elements, auto-suggest form fields, and extend the icon sprite sheet to incorporate your own icons! This course includes HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Photoshop templates that you can customize for use in your own projects.

What are the requirements?

  • A text editor, Photoshop CS2 or later (optional)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Chapter 1: Getting Started Introduction
  • What is Twitter Bootstrap
  • About the Project Files
  • Download the Project Files
  • Starting Your Project
  • Chapter 2: Adding the Base Markup for the Page
  • Page Container and Nested Rows
  • Adding Containers for Content
  • Adding Main Content
  • Preparing Graphics with Photoshop
  • Chapter 3: Adding your Own Style with CSS
  • Styling the Blockquote
  • Styling the Footer
  • Add Content and Style the Promos
  • Add Your Logo with a Link
  • Adding the Navigation Menu
  • Chapter 4: Create Your Own Icons
  • Add a Custom Icon to Glyphicons
  • Customize Styles for the Menus
  • Page and Background Styles
  • Chapter 5: Customize the Experience with Plug-ins
  • HTML Markup for the Carousel Plug-in
  • Responsive Download via CSS
  • Set the Timing for the Carousel
  • Remote Control the Carousel
  • Adding Form Elements
  • Creating an Auto Suggest
  • Chapter 6: Where To Go From Here
  • Where To Go From Here

Who is the target audience?

  • Graphic and PRint Designers, Web Designers, Front-end Developers, Tech-savvy Marketing Managers

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Chapter 1: Getting Started

Take a tour of the final project. We'll explore the responsive, cross-platform, and interactive features of the design, as well as the varying download sizes based on screen size.


Get a brief description of the Twitter Bootstrap framework, as well as an overview of how the reference website is structured.


Get familiar with the exercise files included. You will have access to source Photoshop files, code snippets, and a copy of the final project previewed in the introduction.

8.4 MB

Download the files we'll be using during this course. This download includes:

  • Photoshop files
  • Snippets (HTML, CSS, TXT)
  • Twitter Bootstrap v.2.0.2
  • Copy of the final project
  • A "Skip Photoshop" folder
    (in case you want to bypass the Photoshop lectures)

Create a location on your hard drive to build your web site. Then add the started files from the project files.

NOTE: The videos are not displaying one line of HTML code that is included in the head area of the HTML files found in the Exercise Files. You will see this additional line added before the title tag:

Section 2: Chapter 2: Adding the Base Markup for the Page

Setting up the main page container and main five rows. Next, we'll add the markup for a nested row in the header area.


Add markup for columns for promos, main content, and footer area.


Placing in content for the main content area, including a pull quote using the blockquote element.


Use the Photoshop temples to prepare multiple versions of your carousel images, graphics for the promos, and imagery for your logo.

Section 3: Chapter 3: Adding your Own Style with CSS

Combine custom graphics and CSS overrides to style the block quote with a custom design.


Add columns, content, and links to the footer area. Then we'll add multiple CSS rules for varying screen sizes.


After we add content into the promo area, we'll add varying CSS rules for varying screen sizes.


Create a simple anchor link and add imagery and dimensions with CSS.


Add a standard unordered list in your markup for the navigation menu.

Section 4: Chapter 4: Create Your Own Icons

Using Photoshop, we'll add an additional icon to the sprite sheet, and measure the position for use in a custom CSS class.


Add a custom CSS rule to make use of our new phone icon. In addition, we'll add a utility class to control when the phone number menu item appears.


Add CSS rules to style the background and page container. For small screens, we'll remove the page background altogether to save download data for smaller screens.

Section 5: Chapter 5: Customize the Experience with Plug-ins

Learn how to add a plugin into your project. First we'll create a container for the carousel and search form, then add the necessary markup for the carousel.


By replacing the image tags with div containers, we can alter the imagery used in the carousel through CSS. This gives us the varying download sizes based on the user's screen size.


Create custom jQuery instructions to set timing options for the carousel panels.


Create a custom JavaScript function to change and pause the carousel from a standard anchor link.


Add the markup for a search form, then add CSS rules to style the form elements over the carousel.


Using the Typehead plugin, we can add a series items that are provided as suggestions, based on what your user enters into the search field.

Section 6: Chapter 6: Where To Go From Here

Get suggestions on additional technologies to explore in conjunction with Twitter Bootstrap. In addition to this framework, you can use this free 7-day trial link for ( to learn more jQuery techniques, similar to the one found in this course.

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Instructor Biography

Chris Converse, Designer and Developer at Codify Design Studio

Chris has over 22 years experience in graphic design and interactive media, with a unique focus on both design and development. Chris possesses development skills across such languages as HTML, CSS, JavaScript (including jQuery and AngularJS), and PHP, making his design execution optimal across various media. In addition to designing and teaching online, Chris speaks at number of industry-related conferences, including HOW Design, Adobe MAX, Adobe ADIM, AIGA, and the Creative Publishing Network.

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