Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur
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Yay for Bootstrap

Following up on last week's discussion of Twitter Bootstrap -- yeah, that's a win.

Today was liftoff, committing the first trivial bits of code. Of course, it doesn't *do* anything yet -- it'll be at least a couple of weeks before I have even the most basic rudiments of Querki in place -- it just lets you give your name, and remembers what it is. (It's one step beyond Hello World.)

But it *looks* nice. It's remarkable how soothing it is to have nicely rounded buttons, a layout that adjusts nicely to different window sizes, and a reasonably professional look. Makes absolutely no difference functionally, but just spending the hour or two to get Bootstrap installed makes it feels like the beginnings of a real system, not a toy. (And having things look good from the start gives me a lot more incentive to *keep* it looking good, instead of just hacking.)

We're just off the launch pad here, but I have code in GitHub, and Aaron has designed the outline of the official development/QA server environment. This is all beginning to transition from "airy theory" to "startup"...
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