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Bootstrap is the most favored and dynamically evolving front-end framework.

It became the undeniable leader in web design considering it is used and appreciated by millions of programmers across the world. It is hard to find more advantageous tool compared to Bootstrap.

Considering its progressive development and snowball upsurge of projects based on this framework, every web designer or developer should at least be familiar with basics of Bootstrap.

What you are going to create:

Corporate website

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Landing Page

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Admin dashboard

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Automated web application

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What will you learn:

Together with Bootstrap, you will also learn many other powerful and useful technologies.

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Bootstrap 4
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Material Design for Bootstrap
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HTML
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CSS
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SASS
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JavaScript
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Git
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PHP
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Web Design / UI / UX theory

Summary:

Let’s summarize. So what exactly is Bootstrap?

1. It is a free front-end framework for faster and easier web development.

2. It combines HTML, CSS, JS based design templates for typography, forms, buttons, tables, navigation, modals, image carousels and numerous other components, as well as JavaScript plugins.

3. It provides you with a convenient approach to creating responsive designs.


Why use Bootstrap?

1. It is novice-friendly, so you don’t have to master HTML or CSS before diving into it.

2. Its CSS works perfectly on either phones, tablets or desktops thanks to its responsive features.

3. Its core framework styles are preset to mobile-first approach.

4. All the modern browsers are entirely compatible with Bootstrap (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Safari, and Opera).

bootstrap guide

“Bootstrap Tutorial” which we have prepared for you, will guide you progressively through Bootstrap elements, step by step.

It is split into three sections.

Each of them will navigate you through the creation process of particular web projects.

Thanks to that, you will get a chance to learn different aspects regarding Bootstrap.

Each lesson is provided with series of practical examples, and each of those examples brings a meaningful web design knowledge.

In this tutorial, you will use our Bootstrap overlay, which provides a marvelous appearance consistent with the standards of Material Design by Google.

The overlay is called Material Design for Bootstrap, and you can get it for free from our website.

If you want to get more excited and see possibilities offered by MDBootstrap, you can read more about it here:

…or you can jump directly into the tutorial and start to create some amazing things right now!


Below you can find a detailed list of tutorials and their content.

If you are an advanced user - you can choose the lesson you want to start.

If you are a beginner - click the green button below, to start a tutorial with the recommended path.

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Tutorial I - Corporate website & Landing Page

You will learn how to create and use the following components and functionalities:

Basic project structure, bootstrap grid system, images, shadows, hover effects, animations, buttons, typography, cards, footer, colors, navbar, spacing, full-page intro, masks, flexbox, icons, carousel (gallery), inputs, contact form, google maps, search box

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Tutorial II - Admin dashboard

You will learn how to create and use the following components and functionalities:

Side navigation, component initialization via JavaScript, double navigation, advanced navigation layouts, skins, customization via CSS, sections, select, datepicker & timepicker, tables, charts, table responsiveness, pagination, modals, checkbox, accordion, dropdowns, alerts


Tutorial III - Gulp & customization tutorial

You will learn how to automate your tasks, use sass, minify the code and customize your Bootstrap project.


Tutorial IV - Automated web application

You will learn how to create and use the following components and functionalities:

Changing the website content based on user action, using various methods triggering of Bootstrap modals, creating a scoring algorithm, creating a system for recovering shopping carts, creating a related content system, creating automated marketing actions, web and behavioral analysis.


Tutorial V - Web Push notifications

Web Push notifications provide a simple and effective way to re-engage with your users and in this tutorial you'll learn how to add push notifications to your web app


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Michal Szymanski
Co-Founder at MDBootstrap & BrandFlow. Entrepreneur, UI/UX designer, marketing analyst. Dancer & nerd.