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Published: Jun 17 2013 / 19:05

A follow on post from the top 5 reasons to use Twitter Bootstrap, this article explains some of the things to keep in mind when choosing to use Bootstrap. Some reasons may not be of concern while others may give you pause for choosing to use it at all.
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jakerocheleau replied ago:

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It's not bad as a starting library, but almost every other startup is using Bootstrap just to save time. Now it feels so generic and boring because you see it everywhere.

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Miloskov replied ago:

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Dont re invent the wheel over and over, use bootstrap as a foundation or starter kit then from there you can customize the CSS and make your own style but using the frameworks as should be. If you want something more lightweight and more flexible CSS HTML5 boilerplate is a nice choice.

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larryeisenstein replied ago:

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I think the picture says it all. Designers should NOT use Bootstrap because of the reasons mentioned, plus they should be able to design something better than a pre-packaged framework can deliver. But, its great for developers that need to do something quickly that looks half-way decent. If their boss/client wants something that looks better, they'll have to fork over the time/money for a designer. If your complaint is that it looks like too many other websites, your developer did not do a good job of styling the site and just tried to use some out of the box widgets from the online documentation. If you are going to use a tool, you have to take the time to learn to use it properly. ,

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