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Using Bootstrap on a large site

Submitted by sonniesedge on Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:00

It's fair to say that Bootstrap has a poor reputation in modern frontend circles. "It's bloated! It's redundant! It makes every site look the same!", shouts the Bearded Developer, "Roll your own damn solution!"

But it's not always that simple, is it?

Bootstrap verbosity and mysterious IE problems

Submitted by sonniesedge on Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:00

Nobody can deny it. Bootstrap is bloated. There's a good reason for that - it's the jack-of-all-trades, the swiss army knife, the (not so) little framework that could. If you want it to do something, then it probably can.

The downside of this is that sometimes you experience mysterious problems...

The problem

When we got reports from our QA testers of various form elements randomly missing a border, padding or margins I wasn't too fussed. Maybe a junior had committed bad code, or the caches on our servers were playing up.

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