Twitter unwraps Bootstrap tools for building web apps

The company says its Bootstrap toolkit offers a way for developers to build web apps 'rapidly' on CSS

Twitter announced on Friday it is rolling out some new tools to make app building easier and more feature friendly for developers.

Dubbed Bootstrap, the front-end toolkit is being touted by Twitter as a way for developers to build web apps "rapidly" on CSS but in a cleaner, more uniform fashion. Some of the base styles included in the kit are grids, typography, form layouts, popovers and navigation, among others.

In fact, Bootstrap at its core is actually CSS, but Twitter developers wrote on their official blog that Bootstrap was built with Less, which is a "flexible pre-processor that offers much more power and flexibility than regular CSS". It also brings in additional features such as nested declarations, variables and colour functions.

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