20 Free Bootstrap Admin & Dashboard Templates

In the past, the admin section of a web application tended to be built solely for functionality, with not much, if any at all, consideration for its design. Thankfully things are changing. Powerful functionality and beautiful design, especially over the last few years, have been merging nicely. And with the massive rise in popularity of the Bootstrap framework, creating a beautiful and functional admin panel has never been easier.

50 Free Bootstrap Web Templates & Themes

We have collected 50 Bootstrap templates for you to freely use in your next project. We have purposefully omitted all of that starter, straightforward and unstyled templates from this round-up, of which there is a multitude freely available on the web. Instead, we have focussed on highlighting 50 fully-featured, creatively designed, and of course, free Bootstrap templates, that we are sure you will love and appreciate.

Streamlining The Front End Development Process With The Gumby Framework

Last month Digital Surgeons launched the latest version of their responsive front-end system, the Gumby Framework. Gumby 2 is a complete re-imagination of its version 1 counterpart. It adds a ton of new features and has been rewritten in Sass to allow for easier customization and maintainability. Many of its new features are incredibly helpful in streamlining the front-end development process.

Introducing Warp – An Open-Source Theme Framework for WordPress & Joomla

Each time you develop a theme you’ll have to deal with the same, repetitive tasks. E.g. you need a certain folder structure to organize your PHP, CSS and JavaScript files or you rely on features like layouts, compression and caching. Because you don’t want to start from scratch, coding all these features over and over again, you are better off using a theme framework. It provides you with a file and folder structure and offers a rich toolset for solving common tasks. That will give you the spare time to really focus on the fun parts of your theme design.

Discussing the Pros and Cons of Using a CSS Framework

A CSS framework is a piece of software that has a lot of options for you to use in your HTML development, potentially making it faster and easier for you to develop your website or web app. A CSS framework does this by containing predefined libraries of code. One example is a grid-based framework which sets up a multi-column arrangement with predefined pixel widths so you can focus on creating content instead of lining up blocks of text.

The Blueprint Framework – Tutorials, How-to Guides and Tools

CSS frameworks are a Gods send. They speed up development, ensure usability, meet all W3C standards, compatabile across most browsers and a hell of a lot more. Sounds marvelous doesn’t it. Why doesn’t everybody use them? Well, for the novice developer, frameworks, may be a little bit tricky to get there head around? That is were this article comes in, to hopefully give everybody a better understanding of what a framework is and how to use it effectively.
We are going to focus on how to use the Blueprint Framework, a framework that is a little bit more mainstream and mature than the rest (I am not saying better). We have getting started guides, advanced tutorials, plugins, tools and apps and some insightful further reading articles.
Hopefully this article will give everyone a better insight into CSS frameworks and eventually love them.