Bootstrap

This is a really basic bootstrap template.

By Amanda Hickman | @amandabee | Mar 17, 2015

To use Bootstrap, you need everything inside the Bootstrap "container" div, but outside the "jumbotron". Bootstrap has some classes that make some basic layout things a whole lot easier. Quickfloats are handy for pullquotes. You can let them find their own size or use the grid to set their width.

Bootstrap does a lot of fancy footwork to customize layouts on tiny, small, medium and large screens. For now, I suggest that you stick to the col-md- classes. They're the most universal. Our goal here is to tell good stories, not master the finer points of CSS layout, with or without Bootstrap.

You might also want paragraphs, blockquotes or anchors, but you'll need them if you don't want your content to run together in a great heap. You can wrap paragaphs in <p> tags manually, but if you want some help with the basic pieces, I'm a huge fan of Mou. You can compose in Markdown, a heavily simplified syntax, and then copy the resulting HTML into a Bootstrap template. Markdown is a very basic language -- you can't do a lot with it, so you can focus on the basics.