In the past week two different entrepreneurs mentioned the Twitter Bootstrap for web application user interfaces. I had heard of it before but hadn’t looked into it yet. Wow, it’s impressive! The idea is that instead of reinventing the wheel, or even using simple libraries that have some UI components, why not provide a complete library for layouts, controls, colors, etc. Twitter Bootstrap is exactly that.
Here are some benefits of the Twitter Bootstrap for web app UIs:
- It provides a common platform with which others have already extended
- Like open source software, the more people that use it and give back, the better it becomes
- The user interface and user experience can easily take of 10-20% of the time for initial new product development, and can now be significantly cut down with Twitter Bootstrap
- A consistent, modern UI makes the application more professional and trustworthy
Startups building a web app from scratch should seriously consider using the Twitter Bootstrap.
What else? What are your thoughts on Twitter Bootstrap for web app UIs?