Bootstrap

Bootstrap is an open-source frontend framework that simplifies and expedites the implementation of user interface components such as responsive page layout, typography, forms and navigation.

Who uses this technology?

General usage

Bootstrap’s responsive CSS grid system allows you to create web applications that automatically adjust their layout to display perfectly on any device. Its mobile first approach puts the most commonly used devices at the centre of scalable UI design. This removes the need to write separate styling code for different screen sizes, while extensive cross-browser and operating system support ensures universal brand consistency.

Bootstrap also comes with pre-styled JavaScript plugins, such as modals (e.g. image popups), carousels, toggles, dropdowns, tabs, and accordions, that can be quickly added to an interface. An extensive SVG image library makes it easy to add icons to user interfaces.

Developers can increase their productivity further by using a preprocessor scripting language like Sass, which extends Bootstrap code management with nesting, variables and mixins. 

Due to its popularity there is lots of support for Bootstrap. Extensive and detailed documentation simplifies its implementation, while regular updates keep the framework in line with user needs and best practices. Paid themes offer additional ready-made, quality-checked components for specific use cases, like e-commerce listings and admin dashboards.

Popularity

Ten-years old, Bootstrap is used by 22% of all websites and by 2.7 million projects on GitHub, making it the most popular UI framework in the world, based on 2021 market share:

Source: Wappalyzer

Marketplace benefits

Successful marketplace development relies on rapid iteration to reach product-market fit. Bootstrap supports this approach with pre-styled components, responsive layouts, and almost unlimited customisation options that make the compiling and updating of marketplace user interfaces a breeze. 

Projects can be launched quicker with Bootstrap due to its easy integration and compatibility with other marketplace applications, whether it’s a CMS like WordPress or backend architecture.

Since multiple teams (design, frontend, backend) usually work on a marketplace project, Bootstrap’s centralised code promotes consistency among developers.

 

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