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Twitter Bootstrap Now Styling 1% of Websites

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Twitter Bootstrap Now Styling 1% of Websites

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There are two things that are unquestionably true about Twitter Bootstrap: First, it is controversial. Second, it is popular--but it has been hard to say just how popular until now.

Meanpath is a cool source-code search engine, and the company has used its tool to make an interesting finding about Bootstrap: It is now used to style a full 1% of all websites

This brings us back to the first unquestionable truth about Bootstrap--that it's controversial. There are a lot of people who love Bootstrap, and there are probably an equal number of people (if not more) who hate it. After all, it's gotten to the point where you can just tell that a website uses Bootstrap the first moment you see it. When Bootstrap was introduced, its design was fresh and cool, but now that that same design is everywhere, it seems to be wearing on folks' nerves. Bootstrap, though highly customizable and versatile, is becoming the new Default Wordpress Theme--if for no other reason than its pervasiveness.

So what do you think? Is Bootstrap good for the web--allowing developers to quickly implement a "good enough" design--or is it getting old now that 1 out of every 100 sites uses it?

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