Okay, so bootstrapping a website isn’t quite the same as the above GIF context…but it’s not too dissimilar from pulling yourself up by the bootstraps, so to speak.
The library / open-source software
WordPress offers a comprehensive user interface library for the sake of developing websites that prioritize mobile over traditional, web-based format…something not always prioritized for those still holding out for the desktop format.
Using Bootstrap and WordPress together means that you can take advantage of Bootstrap as an open-source project. It also works across multiple browsers. It’s also widely accepted by developers; therefore, it’s not difficult to find examples from which to learn.
The origins of Twitter
Funnily enough, Bootstrap was born from the ideas of the Twitter framework. Jacob Thornton and Mark Otto wanted to encourage consistency across all tools…so yes, this format for web development was started from the beginnings of one of today’s most popular social media platforms.
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Given that Bootstrap is ideal for work with HTML and CSS, it makes sense that the JS format works as well.
CDN stands for content delivery network. Essentially, the CDN for Bootstrap can load everything from images to fonts remotely. It also plays into the origins of Twitter.
Per definition, minification is the process of removing unnecessary or redunant data without affecting how that resource is processed by the browser, such as code formatting and comments, removing unused code, and the like.
We minify HTML, CSS, and JS to minimize file size. In earnest, we want to consume as little space as possible.