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Bootstrap

Bootstrap is a popular front-end framework for building responsive and mobile-first websites. It provides pre-designed HTML, CSS, and JavaScript components that you can use to quickly create professional-looking websites without having to start from scratch.

Bootstrap uses a grid-based system to create responsive layouts that adjust to different screen sizes. The grid is divided into 12 columns, and you can use classes to specify how many columns a particular element should occupy. For example, if you want a section to take up the full width of the screen on mobile devices but only half the screen width on larger devices, you can use the following classes:

<div class="container">
  <div class="row">
    <div class="col-12 col-md-6">
      This section will take up the full screen width on mobile devices and half the screen width on larger devices.
    </div>
    <div class="col-12 col-md-6">
      This section will take up the full screen width on mobile devices and half the screen width on larger devices.
    </div>
  </div>
</div>

In this example, we're using the `container` class to create a container that centers the content on the page, the `row` class to create a row of columns, and the `col-12 col-md-6` classes to specify that each column should take up 12 columns on mobile devices and 6 columns on devices that are medium-sized or larger.

Bootstrap also provides pre-designed components like navigation bars, forms, buttons, and modals that you can use to quickly create common UI elements without having to write the HTML and CSS yourself. For example, to create a navigation bar, you can use the following code:

<nav class="navbar navbar-expand-lg navbar-light bg-light">
  <a class="navbar-brand" href="#">My Website</a>
  <button class="navbar-toggler" type="button" data-toggle="collapse" data-target="#navbarNav" aria-controls="navbarNav" aria-expanded="false" aria-label="Toggle navigation">
    <span class="navbar-toggler-icon"></span>
  </button>
  <div class="collapse navbar-collapse" id="navbarNav">
    <ul class="navbar-nav">
      <li class="nav-item active">
        <a class="nav-link" href="#">Home <span class="sr-only">(current)</span></a>
      </li>
      <li class="nav-item">
        <a class="nav-link" href="#">About</a>
      </li>
      <li class="nav-item">
        <a class="nav-link" href="#">Contact</a>
      </li>
    </ul>
  </div>
</nav>

In this example, we're using the `navbar` class to create a navigation bar, and we're using various other Bootstrap classes to style the bar, create a logo, and add links to different pages.

By using Bootstrap, you can save time and effort in building responsive and mobile-first websites. Bootstrap provides a wide range of pre-designed components and styles that you can customize to fit your needs, and its grid-based system allows you to create flexible and responsive layouts that look great on any device.

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