Using Twitter Bootstrap to Create a Responsive Website Design

The guys over at OXP (One Extra Pixel) have put together a great Twitter Bootstrap Tutorial that focusing on creating a responsive website design.


The topics cover in this beginner’s Bootstrap Tutorial include:

How to use Twitter Bootstrap to Create a Responsive Website Design
Twitter Bootstrap – Your New BFF
Getting started with Bootstrap
Bootstrap Basics
Extending Bootstrap
Going crazy with Bootstrap
Secrets of the PROs
Responsive Images
Bonus and More Resources

You can go through this great Twitter Bootstrap Tutorial by visiting the OXP website at

Working with SASS and Bootstrap Tutorial

Twitter’s Bootstrap is built on the LESS CSS preporocessor. However, many developers prefer to work with SASS. If you fall into this category then this Twitter Bootstrap tutorial is what the doctor ordered.  To access the Quick Tip Working with SASS and Twitter Bootstrap tutorial click on the link below:

SASS and Twitter Bootstrap Tutorial

SASS and Twitter Bootstrap Tutorial

Dropbox File Uploader Twitter Bootstrap Tutorial

The guys at Tutorialzine have put together a really cool Twitter Bootstrap tutorial whereby you create a Dropbox file uploader.

A little background…Dropbox introduced a cool new feature called the the Dropbox Chooser. You can embed it into your website, thereby giving users a button that allows thems to attach files from their online storage.

The tutorial uses this feature to create an application that allows people to attach a photo from their Dropbox account, crop an area with the Jcrop plugin, and download the result. Additionally, we will make use of Twitter Bootstrap to show dialog windows, and PHP on the backend for the actual photo cropping.

You can access the this great Twitter Bootstrap tutorial here:


Twitter Bootstrap – Dropbox file uploader Tutorial


Twitter Bootstrap and Rails Tutorial

Twitter Bootstrap and Rails is a tutorial designed to show you how to set up a Rails application in order to use Twitter Bootstrap as a CSS/JavaScript/HTML5 front-end framework, providing an HTML5 application layout and CSS styling for Rails alerts and notices.


Twitter Bootstrap and Rails Tutorial

Here’s what’s included in the Twitter Bootstrap and Rails Tutorial:

  • Installation
  • Application Layout
  • Navigation Links
  • Rails Flash Messages
  • Form Builders

In summary, the Twitter Bootstrap and Rails tutorial is a guide for developers using the example apps from the RailsApps repository.

You can find the tutorial for Twitter Bootstrap and Rails at

3 Great Twitter Bootstrap Forms Tutorials

Twitter Bootstrap Forms Tutorial

Tutorials for learning about Twitter Bootstrap Forms

Want to learn more about Twitter Bootstrap Forms? Well you’ve come to right place today as we’ve got 3 great Twitter Bootstrap Forms Tutorials to show you. Here they are:

#1 How to create forms using Twitter Bootstrap

This tuorial by w3Resource covers the basics on Twitter Bootstrap Forms. It’s really a great place to start if you are brand to Twitter Bootstrap and Twitter Bootstrap Forms.

#2 Making Forms with Twitter Bootstrap

This tutorial by Infinity Loopers goes into a little more depth regarding Twitter Bootstrap’s Search and In-Line forms.

#3 jQuery Form Validation with Styles from Twitter Bootstrap

What good would tutorials be without great examples to see and experiment with? This tutorial from aLittleCode is really a working example of a Twitter Bootstrap form, integrated with markup and styles. The demo and sample files includes markup, CSS and JS for learning pleasure.

We hope these Twitter Bootstrap Form tutorials will help you create awesome forms in your current and future Twitter Bootstrap projects. Stay tuned for more great Twitter Bootstrap Tutorials.

Twitter Bootstrap Design Templates (Not a tutorial, but helpful to those learning Twitter Bootstrap)

Today we veer off in a slightly different direction, and even though this isn’t particulary about Twitter Bootstrap tutorials, it is equally important to those learning Twitter Bootstrap. Before setting off to develop your first site or template based on Twitter Bootstrap, you’ll need to mockup a site design, and the tools we’ve listed below will help you immensely in this task.

Twitter Bootstrap Responsive Grid Photoshop Templates (PSD)

Far and away the most popular design tool out there is Adobe Photoshop. There’s’ a great template for laying out grid-based design for Twitter Bootstrap at the link below:

Fireworks Designer’s Toolkit for Twitter Bootstrap

Another popular tool for UI designers is Adobe Fireworks. Below are two template tools for Twitter Bootstrap UI design with Fireworks:

OminGraffle Stencil for Twitter Bootstrap

For those that start the design process in OnmniGraffle you’ll be glad to know there’s a great stencil for Twitter Bootstrap.

Free Twitter Bootstrap UI Mockup Templates for Keynote, PowerPoint and OpenOffice

For those want to use a more simple tool for mocking up Twitter Bootstrap UIs you may want to use the Free Twitter Bootstrap UI Mockup Templates for Keynote, PowerPoint and OpenOffice, which you can download here.

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2 Great Twitter Bootstrap Tutorial Video Series

Today we bring you two great Twitter Bootstrap Tutorials Video Series. Both currently on YouTube.

Twitter Bootstrap 101 Tutorial Series

A comprehensive beginner’s series of tutorials with 17 videos and total of almost 2.5 hours video tutorial instruction for the entire Twitter Bootstrap Framework. However, don’t be fooled by the “101” tag. This tutorial series is great for those that are new to Twitter Bootstrap, but are thinking they might want to get very serious with it.

Here are the individual topics covered in this series of Twitter Bootstrap tutorials:

  • Introduction to Twitter Bootstrap
  • Unpacking & Organizing the Bootstrap Framework
  • The Twitter Bootstrap Grid System
  • Laying out a Portfolio Page using Twitter Bootstrap
  • Media Grid
  • Custom CSS in Bootstrap
  • Introducing 2.0
  • Navbar Documentation
  • Navbar Markup
  • Navbar JavaScript
  • Tabs and Pills
  • Tabs and Pills Playground
  • The Carousel
  • Trimmng File Size
  • Smushit
  • Customizing Twitter Bootstrap

Click the link below to view the Twitter Bootstrap 101 Tutorial Series:

Twitter Bootstrap CSS Framework Tutorial Series

A great series of Twitter Bootstrap Tutorials focused on the Twitter Bootstrap CSS Framework. Most of the video tutorials in this series are less than 6 minutes so you should be able to get through them relatively quickly.

Here are the individual topics covered in this series of Twitter Bootstrap tutorials:

  • Twitter Bootstrap Tutorial 1 – Introduction / Setup
  • Twitter Bootstrap Tutorial 2 – Forms
  • Twitter Bootstrap Tutorial 3 – In-line & Search Form
  • Twitter Bootstrap Tutorial 4 – Tables
  • Twitter Bootstrap Tutorial  5 – Tabs & Pills Navigation Bar
  • Twitter Bootstrap Tutorial 6 – Vertical Navigation Bar
  • Twitter Bootstrap Tutorial 7 – Buttons with Icons
  • Twitter Bootstrap Tutorial 8 – Popover
  • Twitter Bootstrap Tutorial 9 – Carousel
  • Twitter Bootstrap Tutorial 10 – Modal
  • Twitter Bootstrap Tutorial 11 –Drop Down Menu

Click the link below to view the Twitter Bootstrap CSS Framework Tutorial Series:

We’ll continue scouring the web for more great Twitter Bootstrap Tutorials in the days to come so stay tuned.

5 Great Twitter Bootstrap Tutorials For Bootstrap Newbies

Twitter Bootstrap is one of the fastest growing website and web application development frameworks, if not the fastest. Today we’ve compiled a list of 5 great Twitter Bootstrap Tutorials for those new to the Twitter Bootstrap Framework.

Most of the Twitter Bootstrap Tutorials we’ve listed below are free, and offer a unique perspective to those eager to learn Twitter Bootstrap.

#1 Twitter Bootstrap Tutorials (free)

Very comprehensive with individual short tutorials that cover the following Twitter Bootstrap topics:

  • Grid System
  • Layout Basics
  • Responsive Design Overview
  • Typography
  • Tables
  • Forms
  • Icons
  • Tabs and Pills
  • Navbar
  • Labels and Badges
  • Thumbnails
  • Progress bars
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Pagination
  • Alerts and Errors
  • Using Bootstrap with Less
  • and more…

#2 How to use Twitter Bootstrap to Create a Responsive Website Design (free)

This tutorial’s primary focus is on making your design within bootstrap responsive.  The following topics are discussed:

  • Tools used to test designs in multiple layouts: mobile, tablet and desktop.
  • Making font sizes flexible
  • Making images responsive
  • and more…

 #3 Twitter Bootstrap 101: Customize (free)

As the title says, this tutorial covers the very basics of Twitter Bootstrap, and not much more. This is a great place to start if you have zero experience with Twitter Bootstrap. The tutorial includes the following:

  • The Grid
  • The Navbar
  • Tabs and Pills
  • The Carousel
  • Trimming File Size

#4 Up and Running with Bootstrap (Requires  Membership – But Has Free Trial Option at Time of Writing)

Another basic Twitter Bootstrap tutorial designed primarily for beginners. However, this tutorial is video based and includes exercise file to following along with, which makes it better for those that wish to be trained on Twitter Bootstrap in a comprehensive approach. One thing that is apparent is that this tutorial goes into more depth in terms of understanding the underlying framework and grid system. So this would be great tutorial for those that also want an introduction to grid systems.

#5 Getting Started with Bootstrap

When you’re still exploring the basics, but want to know a little bit more then this is the Twitter Bootstrap tutorial for you. Short, but very much to the point and includes great illustrations, samples and demos.

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