Dive into Kirby CMS and build your blog theme with the help of a UI framework Bootstrap and its pre-release WIP version Bootstrap 3.0
I’ve reviewed and created a Zurb Foundation Theme for Kirby CMS. Well, it’s time to go to the cheaper (free) alternative called Stacey. Stacey works on the same principles as Kirby in that it’s a flat-file CMS that’s super-easy to work with.
Bootstrap is used for just about everything. Hell, the topic of bootstrap brings me most of my traffic! It’s hot, it’s still somewhat new, and it’s also a source of controversy. Well, here’s my thing. It’s a great tool, but not only for rapid creation of prototypes, it’s a great tool to layout a foundation for your site. In this article, we’ll be exploring all of the places that Twitter Bootstrap has become integrated.
In my last blog post, I showed everyone how to create a simple theme for Kirby CMS with Zurb Foundation. Today, I’ll show you how to run a blog with this snazzy setup. If you downloaded my theme last time, you’ll be able to follow along directly. Otherwise, pick up a copy on github and follow along.
I will be walking you through a quick Kirby CMS installation and setup and then quick kirby cms theme creation with Zurb Foundation. Zurb, being a great company that recently acquired Forrst, and is hoping to revive the community. Zurb Foundation being their tool which rivals Twitter’s Bootstrap on every front. They even have their own icon font!
Big questions that’s often asked on a variety of forums. “What can I do to become a developer?” The question has puzzled many and often yields a list of books (that no one other than the poster has/will read), list of websites (that are WAY too advanced), and a battle over languages and definitions. Very pointless.
Use the Jquery DataTables.net plugin along with RavenDB to display and sort through a multitude of data
Build and customize your own bootstrap theme to create a clean new UI on top of familiar elements created the same HTML and CSS you’re used to
LEASE, if you do use Bootstrap for just about everything be courteous to your audience and change up some of the basic variables so it doesn’t look all the same! I just tested a really cool app and was SO disappointed that it used bootstrap. I’m sick of seeing the same damn buttons. I’m sick of seeing that same damn toolbar up top. It’s driving me crazy.
Starting on a large project can be intimidating and can be difficult. You need to be versatile, you won’t know exactly how many stylesheets you’ll need, what may conflict, what to do with certain properties and so on. The goal is to recognize that if a stylesheet gets too complicated, you can break it up into manageable pieces.