This is a tale of empowerment. I promise. But first... Am I the only one that is perpetually frustrated by the tradeoff between functionality and beauty that seems ubiquitous in the Drupal.org hellscape? Why is it that modules so often rife with visual promise and loud verbage end up being naught but vaporware? Why is it that the most powerful and useful tools lack any meaningful documentation and/or look like someone threw up all over themselves?
My last post focused on the Information Architecture phase and our method for establishing the client goals, website metaphor and site elements through investigation and science(!!!). It is with this information that we will construct the website wireframes for the client's review. If you are unfamiliar with wireframes, they can be generally described as stripped-down "sketches" of what the site will look like before beginning the more formal design and development phases.
Twitter Bootstrap is one of the newest buzzwords you may have heard flying around developer circles. The promise is appealing: a standardized library of CSS (by way of LESS) styles and jQuery scripts that bring clean Web 2.0 aesthetics, responsive design, and a bunch of UX enhancing components in an easy-to-use bundle. However, how do we use Bootstrap with Drupal? Below we'll explore several themes and potential pathways to utilize Twitter Bootstrap in your next Drupal site.