We all know the saying that everything looks better in retrospect and as we wrap up week 4, I’m completely in awe at what we all have been able to accomplish. I started this program not knowing what to expect since I’ve been independently learning HTML/CSS, and I wouldn’t be able to be where I am without the help of the great team at BrainStation.
The end of week 4, in my opinion, really sets up the stage for what we’ll be covering in the next two months. In the first couple of weeks, the team at BrainStation ensured we understood the underpinnings of HTML: a bit of responsive design, how to stylize all web elements, and the box model – everything in a website is embedded in a box, just styled differently, but what makes this week so significantly different? Let me introduce you to my friend twitter bootstrap.
As I worked through the assignment to build a multi-page website from Bootstrap elements, I thought to myself “Why did I even learn the earlier material, I can just copy and paste these elements into a text editor and look, I can have a beautiful and responsive website”. As I began to reflect on this a bit more, what I came to realize is that bootstrap is more of a framework and you’ll have to know a bit of html and css to style the bootstrap elements to your preference – bootstrap isn’t perfect, but it makes coding A LOT faster when someone else has written the code for you.
We’ve only scratched the surface with Bootstrap and I’m excited to see what the next couple of weeks will bring!