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parkrunPB – Twitter Bootstrap and WebJar

In my experience Twitter Bootstrap is a CSS/Javascript framework loved by software developers, and hated by web designers. Software developers love it because they can quickly get a nice looking website up and running, while web designers hate it because it creates a generic look and feel that they see to often on websites. They also rightly claim that it means people don’t understand CSS anymore. As with most technology arguments, both sides are correct. The reason for my choice is that although I can code css, Im better at backend work, and Bootstrap frees me from those worries.

You can use bootstrap or jquery simply by downloading them from their respective websites. This project is taking advantage of the webjars project. This allows these projects to be imported through your maven pom.xml –

<!-- WebJar -->
<!-- WebJar -->

The projects can then be accessed from your jsp’s using a call like –

<!-- Bootstrap core CSS -->
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"
	href="${pageContext.request.contextPath}/assets/bootstrap/3.1.1/css/bootstrap.min.css" />
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"
	href="${pageContext.request.contextPath}/assets/bootstrap/3.1.1/css/bootstrap-theme.min.css" />
<script type="text/javascript"
<!-- Bootstrap core CSS --> 


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About the Author Martin Farrell

My name is Martin Farrell. I have almost 20 years Java experience. I specialize inthe Spring Framework and JEE. I’ve consulted to a range of businesses, and have provide Java and Spring mentoring and training. You can learn more at About or on my consultancy website Glendevon Software

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