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Today there is a huge number of web application frameworks that are designed to support development of dynamic websites, web applications, web services and web resources. Bootstrap has proudly taken the place of one of the greatest frameworks on the design market. Since it’s release in August, 2011, Bootstrap has undergone enormous changes and turned from an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan. But as always there is some more space for improvements which is why ever and anon his fathers release significant updates.
All web enthusiasts have been expecting the Bootstrap 3 release since December, but it is not announced still. You can check out the official preview site for Bootstrap 3 to learn more about its forthcoming launch. Just for today it can be said for sure, that the new version will drop some of the existing functionalities and gain the greater ones like improving responsive CSS, and centralizing community efforts. It is going to be “mobile first” and it means mobile friendliness from the start. Another fact about Bootstrap is its mostly flat design.
To make your anticipation of Bootstrap 3 release more pleasant, check out the existing Bootstrap themes of the previous versions that are perfectly designed to make your websites sleek and intuitive.
What is WordPress Child Theme?
It is the theme that possesses the functionality of the parent theme which is a core. The child theme can be modified according to your needs. In order to change the style of this theme, you take the style files, overwrite properties and leave other files unchanged.
How to Get a Child Theme?
Use FTP (or other file management application from your host) for creating a directory, put a correctly formatted style.css file in it, and that’s all.
You’ll notice the child theme by the “Template: parent-theme-dir” header. When creating a child theme (everything you need is a basic knowledge of HTML and CSS), you’re able to modify the styling and layout of a parent as you like, the files of the latter one will remain unchanged. Even when the parent theme is updated, all your changes are saved.
Go to the WordPress folder wp-content/themes to find the child theme in the separate folder. Its name can vary, but the folder should contain the file style.css (the only required file of the child theme).
Bootstrap hit the market in 2011, and caused a real craziness all over the web. People started creating Bootstrap based websites, and today their number grows. What’s the secret of its popularity? This sleek intuitive and powerful front-end framework makes life of web masters much easier. If you look in it deeper, you can find the following great features inside:
- Easy-to-use navigation toolkit;
- Wide management instrument for image and video content;
- LESS for preprocessing CSS;
- Responsive design and lots of other cool things.
That’s about Bootstrap itself. And what makes Bootstrap themes undoubtedly powerful? Here are the main three of them:
- Framework + child theme.
- Easy sample data install.
- Framework update.
Cherry themes are presented in several archives: one includes framework files i.e. parent theme, another one – child theme files. Child theme inherits functionalities of the parent theme, and allows you to modify it by adding any possible functionalities.
You don’t need plenty of time for the installation of such a theme. All files needed for adequate template display are installed in three steps.
When it comes to maintaining these days, a self-respecting company should provide its customers with updates of software or any other products. The same principle works with Cherry themes, once you install the framework, from time-to-time you’ll be able to install updates of the frame. Programmers are working daily and nightly to improve Cherry framework functionalities, by the time major update is ready you’ll be notified within your WordPress admin panel.
Let’s see the way all these features are implemented in themes. Do you like them? Have a look at this collection of Cherry WordPress Themes, and think about how you can start a good site on their basis.
Want more Cherry WordPress Themes? Don’t stop, and go on searching the desired one!
Bootstrap is widely used today, plenty of developers enjoy this sleek intuitive and powerful framework. The bunch of features it goes with makes the life of a developer much easier. Cozy in using navigation toolkit, wide management instrument for image and video content, LESS for preprocessing CSS and much more – this is what makes it handy. Besides, Bootstrap themes go with several layouts compatible with various handheld devices, and this gives much more opportunities.
For today much has already been said about Bootstrap, and all this information has evenly covered the web. It would be much easier to find everything about its advantages and drawbacks in one place, and here it is – Bootstrap Interactive Infographic. It turns out to be a real treasure chest for all Bootstrap fans and those who just want to know more about it. Check it out for styles generators, theme generators, free PSDs/fonts/buttons/icons, numerous tutorials and video lessons, plugins, code snippets, shortcodes and whatnot – everything that deals with Bootstrap is neatly arranged here.
This layout reminds Windows 8 Metro interface that is so popular today. This resemblance makes infographic look familiar and intuitive to the users. Its content blocks are divided into subcategories that are marked with different colors. The interactivity makes the work much easier – you just click the blocks to see the information there.
Here is the .jpg version, to see the full one follow the link.
Bootstrap Interactive Infographic:
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If you plan to run a Bootstrap-based website, you can simply browse the great collection of Bootstrap Themes from TemplateMonster and find the most suitable one.
Let’s specify the main Bootstrap functions:
- create styles for the main page elements (ul, p, blockquote, small, abbr, etc.);
- use styles for table design;
- mark page layout, header, bottom, number of columns, their width;
- use styles to position form elements, add styles to these elements, add default buttons;
- create buttons with a drop-down lists;
- create separate styles for each icon;
- grouping buttons;
- create navigation with tabs;
- create modal windows;
- create tooltips;
- blocks with various messages;
- create “Accordion” or “Carousel” sliders;
- add prompts to the forms.
When you start developing websites with Bootstrap you need a certain “toolbox” to make sure the end result will justify the efforts spent on this framework. So, let’s talk about these tools.
The date range picker relies on jQuery, Datejs for parsing strings into dates and defining custom ranges, and the Twitter Bootstrap CSS.
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