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Building Beautiful Grails Apps with Twitter Bootstrap

Let’s face it: Web application developers generally make poorly designed web applications. Sure they work, but they usually look slightly less than horrible. Don’t even think about getting a responsive app that will look as nice on a tablet as on a beautiful, big monitor.

All that changes with the simple addition of Twitter Bootstrap. By embracing the Twitter Bootstrap approach to UI design, even left-brained developers can create beautiful, responsive web applications backed by the power of Grails.

In this presentation, we explore Twitter Bootstrap concepts and components, then the development of a Grails web application using Twitter Bootstrap using the Bootstrap Grails plugin to help us. We’ll also discuss the real world benefits and challenges of adopting commercial Twitter Bootstrap themes.

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