Current status of the Ning Platform is always available on the Ning Status Blog.

Forum

NC for Hire

So i've been playing around with the Twitter Bootstrap framework, building new responsive pages for home, about network and otherwise.  I just wanted to open a discussion regarding the possibilities of using Bootstrap in hope of discovering (or creating) new ways to further integrate them within the Ning system.  Before we go any further, I'll admit that I haven't quite got it perfect yet, thus my reasoning behind posting this discussion.  I am interested to hear back from any other NCs who might  have experimented with Bootstrap as I cannot find any discussions on the creators forum regarding bootstrap.

Extending Ning With Bootstrap

The possibilities for extending Ning with bootstrap seem endless, using the file manager a bit of hard work and imagination.  Here are a couple of new clean pages that I made for my network using Twitter Bootstrap.
View New Home PageExample:

View New About PageExample:

Twitter bootstrap also built using LESS for CSS, so I am optimistic about being able to (eventually) fully integrate bootstrap into my entire network, thus allowing me to have features to pull in member profile data, extend the capabilities of my network.

 Tips

You can customize your bootstrap download to match the color scheme of your network here.

If you are interested in practicing with the same intentions, I will give you a tip.  Download the bootstrap folder and place it into your Public Dropbox folderto make changes as you see fit and when you have it the way you like it, then upload it to your network to save a lot of headaches.

If you are interested in discussing my experiments with twitter bootstrap or are in need of some help with your own network, connect with me from my profile on creators and don't be shy.

You need to be a member of Ning Creators Network to add comments!

Join Ning Creators Network

Email me when people reply –

Replies

  • Just not sure what it is and how to utilize it....

    • NC for Hire

      if you have any questions, let me know.

    • NC for Hire

      perhaps I should explain a bit

      Twitter Bootstrap is a toolkit created by Twitter for kickstarting CSS when developing websites.

      It is built with Less and consists of base CSS + HTML for typography, forms, buttons, tables, grids, navigation, and some more.

      The grid provided is 940px wide 16-column and, for the layouts, there are solutions for both fixed + fluid ones.

      Twitter Bootstrap

      Twitter Bootstrap's HTML elements have a plain-yet-elegant style where form inputs get a nice box-shadow on focus or table rows being highlighted.

      The kit also includes other stuff like popovers, alerts, tabs and pagination which all use semantic XHTML.

      It is actually built with Preboot, an open-source pack of mixins and variables to be used with Less and, for anyone willing to use it with Less rather than the static CSS, a detailed how-to is provided.

  • I think this is a great idea! I look forward to seeing what you are doing.  We will be upgrading our main site using bootstrap so it would be great if we can use this with the Social Network.

  • nice post thanks for sharing..and explaining

    • Wow!  Yeah, what Solo said.

  • Jay the site looks great bro! Nice job, I havent forgot about our project, super busy these days my corporations birthday is today actually lol but we'll be in touch soon, just sorting out my last few kinks! Keep up the great site, its doing well!

    • NC for Hire

      Thanks Armani!  Have fun we'll talk soon..

This reply was deleted.

Search the Creators Network

Latest Activity

Anant Garg replied to Anant Garg's discussion CometChat Network Edition now available for NING
"Thank you for your kind words. Please feel free to email us at help@cometchat.com if you have any q…"
2 hours ago
Poppili left a comment for Poppili
"Thanks Jamie 
Please send me an email to contact@mumaround.com
Thanks a lot"
4 hours ago
Jim Kinson replied to George H. Compton IV's discussion (TIP) Ning 2.0 responsive fullwidth network at any screen resolution. :O Cellphones to TV's ;)
"George, this is awesome as usual. Why did we even have to do this 3.0 thing. They could have hired…"
7 hours ago
Jamie Baker left a comment for Poppili
"Hi,
I see your looking for some design help. Drop me a message if your stuck.
Jamie"
7 hours ago
steve replied to Neil Norton's discussion No notifications equals slow death for groups
"The last time this was mentioned it was pointed out that inline notification wont be included in Ni…"
10 hours ago
Fire-Tech replied to Anant Garg's discussion CometChat Network Edition now available for NING
"Just installed and have to say that first impressions are great! Notifications and file uploads are…"
13 hours ago
steve replied to Theresa Happe's discussion Looking for someone to switch my site for ning 3.0
"I think the reality is, it doesn't much matter when you compare N2 to N3, the fact is N2 is being d…"
13 hours ago
United Spirits replied to Traddie's discussion Does any member have Code to add "views" to a page
"Freehostedscripts gives you the ability to show whose online two."
20 hours ago
United Spirits replied to United Spirits's discussion Alternative Text Editor
"This makes me pretty excited. The default Text editor just I don't really like it. I just hope it w…"
20 hours ago
United Spirits replied to Theresa Happe's discussion Looking for someone to switch my site for ning 3.0
"Ning 3 is better for designers. Fine grain controls are its selling point. Ning 2 is better for fix…"
20 hours ago
Jen replied to Willerie Razote's discussion CSS Advice: How to change the title to buttons
"It was such a small bit of help. =) Thank you, Willerie!"
yesterday
Bernard Lama replied to Traddie's discussion Does any member have Code to add "views" to a page
"Hi Traddie,
You can use the code from here http://www.hitwebcounter.com as I'm using the same here …"
yesterday
George H. Compton IV replied to George H. Compton IV's discussion (TIP) Ning 2.0 responsive fullwidth network at any screen resolution. :O Cellphones to TV's ;)
"hello Scott.. Sure that should be a simple thing I'll work on it Monday and get back to you as soon…"
yesterday
Simon Farnworth replied to Ceddy J's discussion Quick Add Feature For Activity Feed?
"Wow! How did you do that??"
yesterday
George H. Compton IV replied to United Spirits's discussion Alternative Text Editor
"SP I've been really busy this weekend I'll try to work out the CSS Monday.
Even though I'm sure you…"
yesterday
Willerie Razote replied to Willerie Razote's discussion CSS Advice: How to change the title to buttons
"@Jen--echoing Joanna, you are AWESOME!  Helpful and always on point!"
yesterday
Jen replied to Willerie Razote's discussion CSS Advice: How to change the title to buttons
"@Joanna, Goodness, made my day. Thanks, happy it helped a tiny bit."
yesterday
Poppili left a comment for vaqz
"Hi
Please send me an email to contact@mumaround.com
I am looking to hire a ning developer"
yesterday
SweetPotato replied to Traddie's discussion Member Map Not Working
yesterday
Joanna replied to Willerie Razote's discussion CSS Advice: How to change the title to buttons
"Jen - as usual, you're awesome. Thanks.
I had the same problem."
yesterday
More…