Updated Portfolio: Twitter Bootstrap Projects

Since I launched BragThemes.com, a Twitter Bootstrap WordPress theme shop, people reach out for custom Twitter Bootstrap work and theme development pretty often. Some of the requests are just add-ons to my current themes and others are completely new, exciting projects.

I love working with the Twitter Bootstrap framework, so I normally help the individuals out or take on the tasks. Recently, the guys over at Moboom contacted me looking for some Twitter Bootstrap website templates for their new content management system (CMS). I haven’t got the chance to check out the CMS yet, but I am told it is built using the Twitter Bootstrap framework!

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New Brag Interactive Design

I just get bored with the same look.. Brag Interactive was refreshed with a new design today. It’s not completely finished, but it is pretty close. I added some new functionality and features, which I think is pretty neat. A responsive design is the only way to go these days. Pretty soon developers won’t even think twice about going responsive.

There is no reason to have a separate mobile design when you can manage one site that looks good on all devices. Once you read some stats on mobile traffic and the conversion rates of those sites that are mobile ready, you will be in a rush to change your website design.

With that, I guess the only thing left to do is update the blog more often.. Ha! We will see how that goes.

 

Free Pinterest Style WordPress Theme

PinStrap is a responsive WordPress theme that I give away for free over at BragThemes. I built it while playing around with a relatively new jQuery plugin called Woomark. The theme also uses ajax to load new items as you scroll down the homepage like Pinterest.

PinStrap also includes the Twitter Bootstrap framework so you can use all the CSS and jQuery goodies. Since we launched the theme, people have been downloading it like crazy! The first day is was downloaded around 200+ times.

If you want to run your own little Pinterest style website, Pinstrap is a great solution.

Bootstrap WordPress Themes

We have been very busy lately building WordPress themes that utilize the Twitter Bootstrap toolkit. Our first responsive WordPress theme was very popular and got a lot of attention, so we decided to start building other Bootstrap WordPress themes. We even started a dedicated site that offers our WordPress themes, Brag Themes.
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Brag Interactive went Responsive

So unless you live under a rock or are just out of the loop on web design/development then you have probably heard of responsive websites. If you have no idea what I am talking about, I will explain.

Responsive web designs use CSS media queries to display different CSS styles depending on the user’s screen resolution/width. This means that when someone visits your website, they will see a different website layout depending on the device they are browsing the web on. A lot of people are making responsive sites so their same web design will display and look good on mobile phones, tablets, and even desktop browsers.
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Creating a Shortcode Toggle for WordPress

We are creating a website that has a FAQ section and I feel the best way to arrange questions and answers is with a toggle. Here is an example:

[toggle title=”Here is an example Question”]Here is the example answer. [/toggle]

I was looking around the web for some example code and I found this website. They give you all the code for your functions.php, stylesheet.css, and some jQuery to put in your header.php file, but it doesn’t work. It seems they left some code out of the functions.php code.
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Free Bootstrap WordPress Theme

Update: This post is 5+ years old. I have a ton of free Bootstrap related themes and products out on the web. Check out my GithHub page to download some free Bootstrap starter WordPress themes. I also have a course that goes over how to integrate Bootstrap into WordPress themes. You can check it out over at BootstrapWP.com.

When Bootstrap was released, I thought it would be neat if all these features were integrated into a WordPress theme. The Bootstrap toolkit has all kinds of great features:

Bootstrap is a toolkit from Twitter designed to kickstart development of webapps and sites.
It includes base CSS and HTML for typography, forms, buttons, tables, grids, navigation, and more.

The first version of this WordPress theme utilizes the Bootstrap toolkit and it is pretty slick. It includes widget areas for the homepage, footer, and sidebar. We also included the custom menu functionality and breadcrumbs on each page. You can use all the forms, layouts, tables, alerts, javascript, and all the included features that are in the Bootstrap toolkit.
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How to make a Google+ page

Yesterday, Google gave Google+ users access to pages! This is big news in the social media world for businesses and brands. If you are familiar with Google+ you know that you can add people to circles,+1 posts, and interact with other Google+ users on the social platform. Well now you can do everything with Google+ pages. This post will show you how to create a Google+ page and go over some of the page features.

When we read that Google+ started allowing the creation of pages on their social network, we decide to make a Fort Worth page. This was more than likely the first Fort Worth page on Google+! We will use this page as our example in this post.
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