Oftentimes, we as developers are tasked with creating ways to administer application data. From simple, one-page forms to massive data-altering systems, our primary focus is on creating tools for functionality. The user experience, however, takes a back seat in many cases. When you're done, you're stuck with a visually-displeasing application that users find difficult to manage. Bootstrap offers developers a great "starting point" for making your apps look and feel better on both desktop and mobile devices. In this presentation, we'll talk about why UI/UX is important, what Bootstrap offers, and cover practical examples of how you can start using it in your applications right away with little effort.
About Steve Keator
Steve has been developing web applications professionally for over ten years, and has worked with clients ranging from small business owners to international corporations. After leaving the "agency life," he now serves as the New Media Specialist for Sunmark Federal Credit Union, a not-for-profit financial services institution in Upstate New York. He is also a member of the Credit Union National Association's Technology Council, where he looks for opportunities to promote better web practices to his industry peers.