PHP Bootstrap

A developer's toolbox for mobile websites!

Welcome to PHP Bootstrap!

Is your website 100% mobile friendly? (It's now expected by Google, for better search placement.)

"Smartphone usage is up 394 percent, and tablet usage is up a whopping 1,721 percent as these platforms now combine to account for 60 percent of all digital media time spent online. 3 Today, Google considers mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal and showcases the more mobile-friendly websites in their search results. 4 "

Most of the visitors to this website, are existing clients at Direct Net Hosting. So, if you have stumbled across this website simply by chance, I welcome you.

This is a toolbox... for those that have an interest in making their websites 100% mobile friendly. When it comes to creating websites for clients, there are a thousands of options. Every developer goes through a ton of stuff, during the learning curve. In the end though, there are usually a few favorites of the trade. In my case, it turned out to be PHP & Bootstrap. Why ?

  • PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. What distinguishes PHP from something like client-side JavaScript is that the code is executed on the server, generating HTML which is then sent to the client. 1

  • Bootstrap is a free and open-source front-end framework for designing websites and web applications. Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JavaScript framework for developing responsive, mobile-first websites. Bootstrap is also compatible with all modern browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge, Safari, and Opera). 2

The Benefit of using PHP and Bootstrap combined for me, results in faster creation time for the client. This pages file size on the server side is a tad over 7K, yet on the client side (the page you see) it is over 22K. For the client, it saves cost. To the developer, it saves time and it's mobile friendly... and today, that's most important.




Bootstrap Components


Free Templates


Beers Spilled

If you're interested, let's get started.

Let's build a PHP Bootstrap website from scratch!

Let's start with the Basic Template Code and then we'll add some elements important to most clients. I'm assuming that you already have a server host, that has provided you with an FTP connection to your domain account.

If you want to run a web site you need web hosting with the web servers and connections necessary to get your business online. There are many different varieties of web hosting, designed to meet different needs. A ten-page web site set up by an individual will need far less robust web hosting package than a multinational high-traffic site set up by a big company. I can help you with that, if needed. Click Here

Basic Template Code

Okay, throw out the scratch pad!

If you had to code and create every single component for your website, it would take you forever. So, I've simplified this part for you. You don't have to use all of these, but I have learned over the years, that these are the most "common" elements, clients like to see on their website. The source code is at the bottom right, of each element.

Their Locations:

Element Source Code

Their Services:

Element Source Code

Their Products:

Element Source Code

Their Staff:

Element Source Code

Finally, if you did everything, your page for starters should look like this, when done correctly. Websites play an important part in the improvement of business. 80% of these businesses are using dynamic and interactive websites because of their eye capturing visual effects. Static websites also have their own place, where there is only specific information required. (This site would be considered static.) Static websites require less investment in time compared to dynamic websites.

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