Though we have many languages and styles to design a web page, we always strive for some new and interesting technologies to grab more clients.
We have HTML5, CSS3, jQuery and many more languages, but there is still a need of Bootstrap to add life to our website. Bootstrap introduces more features and functions which can be implemented easily when compared to other languages.
So here we discuss the use of Bootstrap and new features in it:
Bootstrap produces a new feature called as “Glyphicons.” GLYPHICONS is a library of precisely prepared monochromatic icons and symbols. For example, the icons used for search or the icon used for print, etc.
Bootstrap provides around 200 Glyphicons from its library. We can use Glyphicons in forms, buttons, text, navigation, toolbars, etc.
Here are some examples of Glyphicons:
These Glyphicons are the graphical, symbolic representation of the text we want to display. These are newly available in Bootstrap 3 with more added Glyphicons set.
2. Bootstrap Badges and Labels
We see badges in different websites such as Facebook and in our mobiles which represent the number of items attached to that link. For example number of messages or notifications, we have got in Facebook.
We can design them through Bootstrap3. We can design the badges inside a button too.
Labels are used to provide any additional information about something. We also have contextual Label classes which show information such as Default Label, Danger Label, Primary Label, Warning Label, Success Label, Info Label. Each of them represents a different situation of messages with different colours.
3. Basic Progress Bar
A progress bar can be used to show a user how far along he/she is in a process. There are different types; it can be with colours, completion percentage, animations, etc.
We use all the progress bars in different instances such as in Gmail, in our PCs, etc.
We also have stacked progress bar which is mostly used in mobiles to represent the status of memory in the phone such as used memory and the left memory.
4. Bootstrap Pagination
To differentiate the pages, you can use pagination, which nothing but providing page numbers and accessing them. It takes a simple code to design when compared to other languages.
You can have different styles of paginations. You can add Active or Disable state to the button when it is being viewed or when that page is not available respectively. Pagination size block can be altered to small or big.
5. Bootstrap Carousel Plugin
Many websites will have their images to display. But just the trend of displaying the images statically in a row has changed, and we have got very new techniques of sliding the images and this feature is called as Carousel. To implement this, it usually takes many lines of code. We can design this with simple code in Bootstrap.
We can add content to each image also.
We have many more add-on features in the latest version of Bootstrap3.
The best property of Bootstrap is that you can access it through CDN (content delivery network) in your notepad without downloading the software. Through CDN, you can import the Bootstrap library into your notepad.