13 Resources to Design for Bootstrap
Twitter’s Bootstrap has rapidly grown into one of the most popular frameworks for web designers and developers. Bootstrap aims to make web development faster and easier, and a growing number of designers and developers are working with Bootstrap.
There are a lot of benefits to using a framework like Bootstrap, most of them focusing on the increased efficiency for building modern and responsive websites. If you’re a Bootstrap user, or if you are interested in giving it a shot, there are several resources that can help with the visual design aspect of working with Bootstrap, and we’ll look at them in this article. There are far more resources that useful for working with Bootstrap in one way or another, but in this collection we are focusing on those resources that help with creating a visual design.
Bootstrap 2.0 Photoshop Template
This free PSD file includes loads of elements that can be used to create your own Bootstrap-based designs in Photoshop. It come with things like buttons, form elements, typography, navigation elements, tables, and much more. It’s also available for Fireworks.
Twitter Bootstrap Responsive Grid Photoshop Templates
This is a simple PSD file that will help with designing and layout out sites to be coded on Bootstrap.
Bootstrap Grid Templates
This set of grids (available for Photoshop and Illustrator) can help for laying out your designs to work well with Bootstraps grid. To get the download you need to pay with a tweet.
If you prefer to design in the brower this bookmarklet will allow you to view Bootstrap’s grids visually right from within your browser.
This free UI set from DesignModo in PSD and HTML formats and it was created to be used with Bootstrap. It includes a variety of elements with a flat design style that will help to make your site beautiful.
Twitter Bootstrap Button Generator
This awesome free tool helps you to create your own Bootstrap buttons. You can choose button text, size, color, type, icon, and more.
Font Awesome is a free icon font design to be compatible with Bootstrap. You can use Font Awesome in the design of your own sites built on Bootstrap.
Bootstrap Theme Roller
With Bootstrap Theme Roller you can quickly create and customize your own theme of style. You can then download your theme and put it to work in your design.
Bootply is a playground for Twitter Bootstrap. Use Bootply to design, prototype, extend, or test the Bootstrap framework.
Divshot is a drag-and-drop editor that allows you to build responsive sites on Bootstrap (as well as Foundation) without the coding. Currently it is in beta and free to use.
Like Divshot, Jetstrap is a web app for quickly building sites on Bootstrap. You can drag-and-drop the Bootstrap components to create your own design.
Beautiful Buttons for Twitter Bootstrappers
This free tool will allow you to customize your own buttons for use with Bootstrap. You simply use the sliders to customize the button and then copy the CSS.
With this free tool you can stylize and customize some of the common Bootstrap elements like a navigation menu, typography, buttons, forms, and more.
Published June 12th, 2013 by Steven Snell