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Introduction to Twitter Bootstrap

Front End Frameworks and Libraries, HTML5 and Browser Technologies, Pure Code and JavaScript Continental 5
Workshop Please note: to attend, your registration must include Workshops on Tuesday.
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Learn one of the hottest front-end frameworks and incorporate it into your work tomorrow. Follow along and learn how to build a Bootstrap-based website from scratch, incorporating the responsive grid system, see the basic CSS in action, incorporate Javascript-based components, and customize CSS using LESS.
Bootstrap, an open source front-end framework, is one of the most popular front-end frameworks for building responsive websites. In this workshop, Jen Kramer will demonstrate how to use Bootstrap as a foundation in your next web design project. In this hands-on workshop, she will lead you in:

  • Downloading Bootstrap and incorporating it into an HTML document
  • Working with the Bootstrap responsive grid system
  • Exploring Bootstrap’s core CSS, overriding this CSS using standard CSS techniques
  • Incorporating Bootstrap’s image formatting elements and icons
  • Creating and styling interactive menus with Bootstrap, including dropdown menus
  • Incorporating jQuery plugins with Bootstrap, including alerts, modal windows, image carousels, accordion windows, and more
  • Customizing Bootstrap using CSS LESS
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Jen Kramer

Harvard University Extension School

For over twelve years, Jen Kramer has been educating clients, colleagues, friends and graduate students about the meaning of a “quality website.”

Jen develops sites that are functional, usable, accessible, and supportive of business and marketing goals. She has built highly customized Joomla websites since 2005.

Jen is a author with ten published titles, including the popular “Up and Running with Bootstrap” and “Joomla 2.5 Essential Training”.

She has written two books published by Wrox Press (a division of Wiley), “Joomla! Start to Finish: How to Plan, Execute, and Maintain Your Web Site” and “Joomla 24-Hour Trainer.”

Jen currently offers courses through Harvard Extension, Community College of Vermont, and the Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University.

Jen earned a BS in biology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MS in Internet Strategy Management at the Marlboro College Graduate School.

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Jen Kramer
05/28/2013 8:36am PDT

Thanks Matt! Sorry you had problems with your flight. Come by office hours Wednesday at 11 AM if you need any help—I’d be happy to go through anything with you.

Matt Volpenhein
05/28/2013 8:28am PDT

I missed most of the presentation due to issues with my flight, but I was very grateful to have the materials to look over, and found them very easy to follow. Thanks!

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Jen Kramer
05/05/2013 7:01am PDT

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the workshop! This is a hands-on presentation. Everything you should download to your computer before the workshop is listed on my website:


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