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Resources

Welcome to the Bootstrapious Resources section, a curated list of the tools and websites I strongly recommend for building and optimising your business or website.

I have tested every recommendation on this page and many of the resources listed here are used by me every day.

Before digging into the awesome resources I know and trust, an important disclosure.

I build my templates with

VS Code

This is simply the best text editor I have used.

It is really quick, has a built-in support for Git and its frequent updates make it even better and better every month. Not to forget the wide selection of plugins that let you fine-tune it to exactly match your needs.

Visit VS Code

Gulp.js

Gulp is a toolkit for automating painful or time-consuming tasks in your development workflow, so you can stop messing around and build something.

I use Gulp and its plugins to sync my code editor and browser, to add vendor prefixes to CSS, copy 3rd party libraries, everything. I can't imagine my life without it. Or I can but I wouldn't like to code the old way at all.

 

Visit Gulp.js

Pug

Pug, formerly known as Jade, is a templating language for Node.JS. 

I use it to simplify the creation of the HTML part of my templates. It eliminates the need to rewrite a code snippet in 20 HTML files as it enables you to include templates, layouts, create mixins and reuse them and much, much more.

Even though I create HTML templates, I write them in Pug :)

Visit Pug

Windows 10 + WSL

I've always been a Windows guy for various reasons.

The Windows Subsystem for Linux lets developers run Linux environments -- including most command-line tools, utilities, and applications -- directly on Windows, unmodified, without the overhead of a virtual machine.

If you do web development on Windows, I highly recommend you give a WSL a try.

Visit Windows 10 + WSL

Great tools

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Grammarly

Your writing, at its best.

Grammarly helps you write mistake-free on Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, and nearly anywhere else you write on the web. 

It is available as a free browser plugin or a plugin for you text processor. 

Highly recommended.

Visit Grammarly

Shopify

Use Shopify to create your online store today.

Choose from over 100 professional store templates, or build your own design using HTML and CSS.

From Bitcoin to PayPal to iDEAL, they integrate with over 70 external payment gateways from around the world.

14 days free trial.

Visit Shopify

Trello

Free & powerful project management

Trello is a free collaboration tool that organises your projects into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what's being worked on, who's working on what, and where something is in a process.

I use Trello to coordinate tasks for Bootstrapious and as my personal GTD board too.

Visit Trello

SumoMe

Get 20% more traffic for your website.

Free SumoMe tools help me to grow Bootstrapious' audience every day. Their tools like Share, Heatmaps, Listbuilder, Welcome mat are so easy to install - just paste one line of code to your website or Wordpress theme. Need more info? Read my tutorial.

I love it.

Visit SumoMe

Web Hosting

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iPage

All the tools you need to succeed online

Hosting your website with iPage goes beyond unlimited disk space, a free domain name and unlimited email addresses. Our comprehensive tools and training help you launch your entire web presence above your competition.

Time limited offer: $1.99/mo for new customers (Regularly $11.95/mo)

Visit iPage

Fat Cow Hosting

Udderly fantastic web hosting

Since 1998 the FatCow Web Hosting has provided reliable hosting services for individuals and businesses. Whether you're looking for a small business web host or domain name for your business, FatCow has the service and experienced team to support you!

Get 60% off their regular prices. Starting at $3.15/mo.

Visit Fat Cow Hosting

DreamHost

Award-winning web hosting.

Winner of PC Mag's Best Web Hosting Service for the second year in a row, you can trust us to get your website, blog, or e-commerce shop online quickly.

Their shared website hosting plan is the quickest and most affordable way to get your website online. Best of all, with solid state drives (SSDs), your website will load 200% faster.

Visit DreamHost

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Digital Ocean

Simple Cloud Computing, Built for Developers.

You can create a cloud server in 55 seconds, and pricing plans start at only $5 per month for 512MB of RAM, 20GB SSD, 1 CPU, and 1TB Transfer. Servers are located in New York, San Francisco, and Amsterdam.

Get $10 off, when using this offer.

Visit Digital Ocean

Domains

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Namecheap

The right domain name is crucial on today's internet.

It's the first thing people see when they visit your site, and nothing beats a great first impression. Secure a domain name for your business that sends exactly the right message, with low-priced registration and great service from Namecheap.

Prices start at just $0.88/yr.

Visit Namecheap

Go Daddy

World's largest registrar

Great search domain name search tools: 

Within seconds, GoDaddy will tell you not only if that name's available, but suggests others you might not have thought of - from standards like .com and .net to new domains like .club, .guru and many others.

Visit Go Daddy

Bootstrap

Start Bootstrap

Free Bootstrap Templates

Start Bootstrap is a library of free to download Bootstrap 3 themes and templates. 

Visit Start Bootstrap

Bootswatch

Colour themes to modify Bootstrap base CSS

Bootstrap colour palettes are released under the MIT License and maintained by the community on GitHub.

Visit Bootswatch

WrapBootstrap

Premium themes marketplace

Find wide choice of premium Bootstrap themes on this marketplace.

Visit WrapBootstrap

Bootstrap Bay

Premium themes marketplace

High-quality Bootstrap themes & templates for your next web project.

Visit Bootstrap Bay

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