Being on a few recent projects that utilized this magical framework, I wanted to know more about this crazy wizardry that devs were able to deploy sites so quickly and chock full of features. So I did some research over the internets.
What is this Twitter Bootstrap (said the new guy in the back to himself as to not look foolish in front of his Dev comrades)?
I’m glad you asked. Silently.
This platform is already becoming the next WordPress as far as theme development and sales (minus the CMS), where any clown can throw his sweet logo onto a page and call himself a “design studio”. Did I use those quotes right?
At any rate there are some great tools & resources out there for devs and creatives when it comes to working with TBS. It’s probably safe to assume that most of the designers and writers in the room have now checked out. Come back. Stay with me. There’s something here for you.
TBS for Devs
Bootstraphero.com – This may be the motherload site of all things Bootstrap. I dare you to find something more comprehensive. Seriously.
JetStrap - Jetstrap is a web-based interface building tool for Twitter Bootstrap. It’s most likely on the previous site, but I liked the design so I put it on here. Don’t hate.
TBS for Design
Well, here’s where we get into some of the great tools for creatives when designing around a Bootstrap platform. What you might recognize with many of the Bootstrap designs is the overall flat design language that is popular right now and it led me to many of the articles and links below. Read more about the trend here and here as well.
In addition, there are a few great sites that have PSDs that you can take and edit to make your own that enable you to save a bunch of time with UI elements and design overall. Here are a few that I’ve downloaded and used so far:
Flat UI – This is a great kit that is free to download and use to design out your UI components.
Bootstrap Photoshop Template - Bent Design Studio has this great PSD available for download that has a lot of great components you can also grab and edit to jumpstart your design with. Have a look.
A couple hot sites built on TBS
Here’s a few more Bootstrap resources
In case you didn’t get enough…