A user friendly interface will have higher rating as communicative media provide high exposure. The user gets privileges to shape their experiences by driving information that they are actually looking for via search engines, keywords or any other tool. A precisely designed web interface guides the user through clear commands for easy navigation over website, software, application or a game. A user friendly interface will help in avoiding mistakes. The principles to design an interface for a game, software or website fundamentals do not change. The important factor is that controls should be logically transparent!

Mostly designing a website has gained automation as users have become efficient in designing it themselves. Earlier this work could be carried by experienced professionals only but now it can be simply done by users too. One just needs to understand good design governing rules or framework. One such framework to develop influential Web Interfaces is Bootstrap Front-end.

What Is Bootstrap?

Bootstrap is a free compilation of website and web apps creating tools. It consists of intuitively designed templates based on HTML and CSS for typography, forms, buttons, navigation etc. It also has optional extensions of JavaScript.

Features

Bootstrap has compatibility with all major browsers. It dynamically adjusts the web layout as per the device characteristic. It is an open source platform, available on GitHub. Developers are welcome to participate in adding advancements to this platform. It has a LESS style sheet feature that permits the use of variables, operators, functions, nested selectors or mixins. It comes with rich “Customize” option for precise documentation. It also has CSS style sheet and grid system to provide uniform and modern appearance of the interface.

Bootstrap has numerous commonly used interface components like advanced buttons, typographic capabilities, progress bar, labels, warning messages and thumbnails. It consists of jQuery plugins as JavaScript components. These plugins are extremely useful in adding extra elements to the interface like dialog boxes, carousel or tool tip. Dojo Bootstrap can implement Twitter Bootstrap. Likewise UI Bootstrap can control AngularJS.

Categories Of Bootstrap

Bootstrap is gaining immense popularity now-a-days. It is a robust web designing kit to create consistent and stunning interfaces. Its components reflect elegance in the designed interfaces. It consists of four categories:

  • Scaffolding- It includes responsive global styles with 12 column grid and layouts.
  • Base CSS- It includes HTML elements such as tables, images, styles, buttons etc.
  • Reusable components- It includes dropdowns, progress bar, navigation control, thumbnails, media objects etc.
  • JavaScript- jQuery plugins includes modals, tool tips, affix navigation, carousel and much more

Bootstrap doesn’t have these default features to intricate responsiveness. You have to enable it manually if you want to design a responsive interface. Bootstrap has powerful features to empower web interfaces. However, to make the development process easy some efforts are required to understand resources that will complement your interface.

Some of the outstanding Bootstrap themes are:

jQuery Mobile Bootstrap Theme

Fuel UX

StyleBootstrap.info

BootSwatchr

Bootswatch

Bootsnipp

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