just pushed the updated version of Burper to my Github repo. btw, Burper is a site which is almost the same as Twitter. I’m planning to deploy it in the Internet but I’m having second thoughts because if the developers of Twitter knew about this site, they might file me a lawsuit. Here is a screenshot of the site:
that’s the profile page layout and it’s still on progress.
I’ve got intrigued by this framework, they say that it would help your build your projects faster especially in the designing aspect. I started created a project for the response unit in our local Red Cross chapter which would hold all of their data for easy organization and documentation. I started this on the first week of April. The first module that I’ve created which is the storing of the information of the volunteers took me almost 4 days to complete provided with a PHP framework. Most of my time fell on the designing aspect and it always give me a migraine then suddenly I bumped up with the Twitter Bootstrap, I read it’s documentation and started creating the project all over again. I just started it 2 days ago and right now I’ve finished two modules (Login and Personnel module).
this is the homepage of the first project and I’m not yet using the Bootstrap (sorry, it’s kinda messy)
and here is the screenshot of the project with the use of Bootstrap
looks so neat isn’t?! :)
I recommend to all designers to use this and also to the developers which is most of the time our weakness is in the designing aspect.
Check their site at http://twitter.github.com/bootstrap/index.html
Who Is Your Audience?
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