Boosted is based on Bootstrap — maintained by its founding team and a small group of invaluable core contributors, with the massive support and involvement of their community, including some proud Boosted maintainers and contributors.

Boosted history

“Orange Boosted with Bootstrap” (aka Boosted) is an Orange-branded version of Twitter Bootstrap framework.

In addition to the Orange brand recommendations compliance, Boosted aims at bringing accessibility improvements as well as some Orange-specific components and user interactions while complying with the framework standards. The components and samples included in Boosted are regularly enhanced with real-life projects feedbacks and components.

Using a common core leverages a unique brand experience for our customers in all their interactions.

Boosted can be used for all responsive web projects for Orange group — but other developers may also take advantage of the proposed accessibility improvements and additional components.

Custom components

Boosted ships with custom accessible components to suit specific needs:

Bootstrap Team

Bootstrap is maintained by a small team of developers on GitHub. They’re actively looking to grow this team and would love to hear from you if you’re excited about CSS at scale, writing and maintaining vanilla JavaScript plugins, and improving build tooling processes for frontend code.

Bootstrap History

Originally created by a designer and a developer at Twitter, Bootstrap has become one of the most popular front-end frameworks and open source projects in the world.

Bootstrap was created at Twitter in mid-2010 by @mdo and @fat. Prior to being an open-sourced framework, Bootstrap was known as Twitter Blueprint. A few months into development, Twitter held its first Hack Week and the project exploded as developers of all skill levels jumped in without any external guidance. It served as the style guide for internal tools development at the company for over a year before its public release, and continues to do so today.

Originally released on , they’ve since had over twenty releases, including two major rewrites with v2 and v3. With Bootstrap 2, they added responsive functionality to the entire framework as an optional stylesheet. Building on that with Bootstrap 3, they rewrote the library once more to make it responsive by default with a mobile first approach.

With Bootstrap 4, they once again rewrote the project to account for two key architectural changes: a migration to Sass and the move to CSS’s flexbox. Their intention is to help in a small way to move the web development community forward by pushing for newer CSS properties, fewer dependencies, and new technologies across more modern browsers.

Their latest release, Bootstrap 5, focuses on improving v4’s codebase with as few major breaking changes as possible. They improved existing features and components, removed support for older browsers, dropped jQuery for regular JavaScript, and embraced more future-friendly technologies like CSS custom properties as part of their tooling.

Get involved in Bootstrap

Get involved with Bootstrap development by opening an issue or submitting a pull request. Read their contributing guidelines for information on how they develop.