Bootstrap, Sass and Compass in PrestaShop 1.6
Starting with version 1.6, PrestaShop theme API heavily relies on the Bootstrap framework, together with Sass and Compass. Simply put, if you want to build a 1.6-compatible theme, you must use these technologies.
Bootstrap is "a sleek, intuitive, and powerful mobile first front-end framework for faster and easier web development." This tools makes it a lot simpler to build responsive web sites – meaning websites which adapt their design to the size of the screen, from mobile phone to giant TV.
A Bootstrap design is made of:
- Conventions for structuring HTML code and naming CSS classes.
- A base CSS files (using the LESS or Sass format) built from a file of variables.