Quite often when building various web applications, you will face the need to build beautiful and 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. If you want to learn how to quickly get your projects up to speed with the most popular front-end framework, then go for this Learning Path.
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The highlights of this Learning Path are:
Let’s get on this exciting web development journey together! This Learning Path starts with introducing you to both Bootstrap and Bootstrap 4. You will be learn how to get started building dynamic website interfaces with new features available in Bootstrap and SASS. Use SASS to write all of your stylings, organize your website into mobile responsive grids, and write advanced components using the Cards feature.
Moving ahead, you will go work on various projects that 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.
By the end of this Learning Path, you will have a thorough understanding of the Bootstrap framework, and be able to build highly customizable and optimized websites.
About the Author:
We have combined the best works of the following esteemed authors to ensure that your learning journey is smooth:
Vedran Cindrić has been a frontend developer for around 15 years now and has been using Bootstrap exclusively for the last 4 years. He has run a web development company called "Flip. hr" for 5 years now, and he has worked on a lot of interesting projects for clients all around the world. He has also written some articles on Bootstrap.
Aaron Vanston is a frontend developer and product specialist based in Melbourne, Australia, specializing in usability and user experience design on the web. He 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.
What are some of the new features and key differences between Bootstrap 3 and 4?
How are we going to set up our development environment and what tools will we use?
How to use SaSS in our first project?
What are SaSS variables and how to do basic nesting?
What are and how we can use different SaSS options such as mixins, extends, and partials?
How to get started with using Bootstrap 4?
How to get started with custom Bootstrap 4 development?
How can we use our own CSS/SaSS code to override default Bootstrap 4 styling?
How to get started with the Bootstrap 4 grid system?
How to create complex layouts with Bootstrap 4 grid?
How to create a responsive website with Bootstrap 4 grid system?
How to create a sign in page for our project?
How to build table layouts using Bootstrap?
How to create a pricing page for our project?
How to use Bootstrap 4 popovers and tooltips?
How to use Bootstrap 4 carousels?
How to use Bootstrap 4 dropdowns?
How to become a better developer?
What to learn next after the course?
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 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.
We require a method to display mixed media types within the profile page. Using a masonry grid system will help display this content.
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.
Source online for Bootstrap source files
Using Bootstrap within your web applications
Find out more about using Bootstrap benefits of Bootstrap
Basics of how Bootstrap works.
How to work more efficiently to build websites quickly
Positioning of content making it respond to different size screens.
Focus on columns and why it's important to understand how they work.
How to quickly style headings and highlight visible content within your web project
Going beyond HTML with Bootstrap typography, making typically styling easy with Bootstrap.
Alignment of text and text options
New Bootstrap 4 component for grouping content together
Visual images and what can be down with bootstrap
In this video we are going to look at the class Nav
How to use Bootstrap classes to make buttons
more advanced options for Bootstrap buttons
How to make your text appear and get presented within your web application.
Making website design easy and quick with Bootstrap
In this section we are going to go have a look at Glyphicons and Font Awesome
In this video we are going to learn about Bootstrap Alerts
In this lesson we are going to revisit Pagination in Bootstrap
In this video we are going to look at the class Nav
In this video we are going to look at what we can do with Bootstrap Navbars
In this video we are going to look at Responsive Media Queries
In this section we are going to introduce you to form elements and form classes
In this video we are going to learn about Bootstrap Forms and how we can use them
In this lesson we are going to look at Bootstrap Responsive Utilities
In this section we are going to highlight some of the top resources online.
In this lesson we are going to look at Bootstrap Template resources
To help create maintainable code, the SOLID principles of software design can be used as a tool to help ensure our codebase stays in a testable and robust state.
What jQuery is and how to get it into web projects for dynamic capability.
Where to get jQuery and how to bring it into your projects
Simple jQuery functional elements
Learn how to effectively create popup messages with Bootstrap Modals
Create image carousels with classes and attributes
Bootstrap and adding active classes to current screen locations.
Learn about getting started to build a website with Bootstrap
Starting off to create a website
How to get started with your web project before you have the assets
How to add navigation to your website
Why content area planning is important and how to do it
Website review process to fine tune your site
Web resources that you can use to supplement Bootstrap
Web users are expecting more, they are looking for dynamic capabilities within website.
Steps and resources for starting a web project
Starting with a template and building a website from scratch
Design your website without assets ready
Using navigation bars design patterns for web users
how to prepare for content
Use Bootstrap to style amazing contact forms
Create visually styled content using Bootstrap
Prepare your website and check it for tweaks and updates
Customize your website to look the way you want
Do more with your website make it dynamic and interactive
What Bootstrap can do to make it easy to add cool stuff to your website
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