Posted 07 May 2013 - 18:51
Is it really that important to know bootstrap, rather than just being really good at CSS?
I knew nothing about bootstrap until last week, I read about it for about 10 minutes and I'm more than happy that if I needed to edit / deploy / debug a website using it, then I could easily.
The only part of bootstrap that I don't like is that it's still based loosely around the visual design rather than named modules of content. The very nature of any grid system means than people are thinking in columns and rows, rather than data/copy types.
There's also the fact that if they go CSS3 column or flexbox, or grid, then they might have hardbaked naming conventions to overcome. People claim it makes the CSS easier to maintain, like people claim OOCSS does, but I'm much rather have nice HTML. It's always harder to change the HTML on big projects built in C# or some other (sometimes outsourced) build.