Friday, May 2, 2014

bootstrap theme vs responsive theme ?

What the Difference between bootstrap web site design theme  and responsive theme ?

Bootstrap is a free collection of tools for creating websites and web applications. It contains HTML and CSS-based design templates for typography, forms, buttons, navigation and other interface components, as well as optional JavaScript extensions.

Responsive web design (RWD) is a web design approach aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices (from mobile phones to desktop computer monitors).

Bootstrap itself is a responsive, front-end web design framework and it has a great deal of additional features aside from being a system to use to create a responsive site (such as Components, built-in things like Tabs and other UI elements and more). Bootstrap also utilizes Javascript and other libraries to ensure that it works across all major browsers and devices.

From a CSS perspective, Bootstrap is very similar to a responsive CSS theme. A CSS theme is likely going to only handle the CSS-related aspects of responsive design such as using media-queries among other things and would be a perfectly fine option if it is done well. It isn't going to work towards ensuring that your UI will be consistent across most devices and platforms or that unsupported features will degrade gracefully, which is something that Bootstrap works towards.

Ultimately - both are very similar, however Bootstrap is going to be a bit more fully featured and a more universal solution that a CSS theme might be. It's extremely widely used, supported and has  been heavily tested, so it is extremely reliable.

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