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Twitter Bootstrap vs. Prefab Theme (Roots)

  • # October 27, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Hey Everyone!

    I’ve been a browser of CSS tricks for a year or so and I’ve finally come around to creating an account! This is my first post and I’m looking forward to using these forums a lot more.

    My question is regarding Twitters Bootstrap framework vs. a prefab wordpress starter theme such as [Roots](http://www.rootstheme.com/ “Roots”).

    I’ve recently switched from using Zurb’s Foundation to Bootstrap and I’m really enjoying it. I’ve used Bootstrap to build a few landing pages for clients and now I’d like to move onto integrating it into my wordpress development.

    In the past I’ve used [Foundation for WordPress](https://github.com/drewsymo/Foundation “Foundation for WordPress”); a blend of Zurb’s Foundation and WordPress as starter theme. I’ve learned a lot using it but with my recent switch to Bootstrap it’s time to move on.

    The heart of my question is, would it be best to develop my wordpress sites integrating Bootstrap into the wordpress default theme or should I use something like Roots? There are a few personal projects I’ll be testing this on but I wanted to hear a second option.

    Thanks!

    # November 19, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Update: I’ve begun using [Roots](http://www.rootstheme.com/ “Roots”) and I’m loving it!

    It seems to have more to offer and while writing it makes sense. I learned all my most common tags very quickly and found it easy to figure things out with out referencing the docs. Although the docs provided by Roots and Twitter are excellent.

    There’s my two pennies.

    # November 19, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Im still trying to wrap my head around the Roots template system. It sounds like a great idea, just not what I’m used to. But it seems as if many WP Frameworks are moving in that direction.

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