I"m considering creating a BSS course. It's something I'm still investigating.
The thing about Bootstrap Studio is this... This is not "drag-and-drop" software for people who don't understand how websites work. It's a very powerful, and sophisticated program that is open-ended enough to let you build almost anything you want in terms of a static (front end) website based on Bootstrap. When I had to go from my old software and hand-coding to something with a framework that could produce a responsive website, I spent many months investigating many different software and cloud-based programs for my business. I eventually settled on Pinegrow because it ticked all the boxes. Soon after, I discovered Bootstrap Studio and never looked back. Pinegrow works fine, but BSS is 100 times more pleasing to use (though perhaps not quite as powerful in all areas.)
Unfortunately, Bootstrap Studio's homepage markets BSS as being quite a bit more "user-friendly" to non-web people than it actually is. As a result, many people buy it who basically have no coding, HTML, CSS, or JS skills. They don't understand the underlying technology that websites are built upon, nor do they want to, and they expect a program that is closer to the experience one gets with one of the popular WYSIWYG online builders like Wix or Weebly or Squarespace. Then, when they try to use BSS, and find that there are a mere 3 example vidoes (plus about 4 more on their YouTube channel) and a very spotty tutorial which omits glaring, fundamental aspects of using the program, they understandably become discouraged, and head to straight to the Help and How To forum to ask (what are 90% of the time) noob website development questions. Meaning, their questions have little to do with using BSS, which is what that forum is supposed to be for. It's not meant to teach people how to build websites. As total novices, Bootstrap Studio is too complicated for them to figure on their own, and they expect someone here will give them the "Help and How To" that they need.
End result. Someone here helps them, or BSS loses a client.
These forums are almost entirely user-to-user based. The devs pop in every week or two to look over the bug reports, maybe comment on some of the ideas posted, but there is virtually ZERO interaction from them in terms of problem solving unless it's something very program specific. So the lion's share of the "support" in these forums is given by about 5-6 users who (at least a few of us) do website development for a living. Yet, I probably spend 30-60 mins a day in this forum answering questions, and helping people. That's basically like me giving $50-$100 away to a perfect strangers out of the goodness of my heart to teach web development! I must be nuts!
So you can understand why sometime, some of the answers here can seem a bit rude. The few of us who answer most of the questions here are, quite frankly, exhausted. We've spoken to the developers about allowing us to create a real user manual for BSS and they rejected the offer. They won't even upgrade to better forum software. They are entirely focused on improving BSS, and adding new features (which is hard to get upset about,) but it does leave the glaring problem of dozens of newbies buying BSS studio and showing up here in the forums every week to ask questions like, "how do I make my image into a link that you can click on, and also have it get darker when it's hovered over?" They ask this because there's no obvious way to do this via drag-n-drop in BSS, there's no tutorial or video for it, and it really requires knowledge of how to write CSS. Meanwhile, when the person bought BSS, they had no clue they would need to know how to write CSS in order to do all but the most basic things.
Bootstrap Studio is a revolutionary website builder. With its productivity features and specialized Bootstrap tools, you can create everything from a prototype to a fully working website.
This is totally true, if you've got the ability to write CSS, are familiar with Bootstrap and its helper classes, and are able to figure out how to do things that aren't in the tutorials or sample videos. As a website developer with 10+ years experience, when I get stuck with something website related, the last place I go to look for help is the Bootstrap Studio Forums. I go to Google, and usually end up on Stack Overflow. But if I had bought Bootstrap Studio when I first got started building websites, I would have been quickly frustrated, and given up, and probably ended up on Wix or Weebly (which are abysmally BAD, EXPENSIVE builders filling up the web with bloated, slow GARBAGE websites while they're making millions, but that's another story.)
So yes, I and others have well recognized the problem of the lack of a full-featured "How To" manual for this software.
Consider the following... Webflow came out in 2013, and Bootstrap Studio came out in 2015. Now don't get me wrong. I love Bootstrap Studio, and it's an absolute steal at $65 with lifetime updates and 5 free websites. But Webflow now has over 100 "how to" videos on its YouTube Channel. Bootstrap Studio has seven, Webflow has incredibly thorough documentation that covers every aspect of the program. They don't teach you how to code, but they do teach you how to do anything Webflow can do. Webflow uses Discourse for their forum software and they have 70,000 members and dozens of categories, so there's exponentially more help available. Bootstrap Studio uses a free Wordpress plug-in for it's forum that basically sucks. They have 5 categories (only 4 that you can post in,) and they have no interest in upgrading the forum. There are only about 10-20 users here on a regular basis (and only 5-7 who consistently provide ongoing support to new users.)
Today, Webflow is worth $350-$400 million dollars, does $20 million a year in sales, has 150 employees, an affiliate program, and has grown 100 times from what it was. They've adding a CMS, 100's of templates, e-commerce, and and dozens of other features that Bootstrap Studio lacks. But they're also charging anywhere from $150 to $500 a year for their software, which gives them the working capital to scale the business.
I don't say this to be disparaging, but only to make a point... Bootstrap Studio has less than 10 employees, and I'd be shocked if they did over a half-million in sales in any given year. Because they're charging $65 for a program that's easily worth $200, (or at least $65 a year) which would give them the money they need to hire more staff, write a manual, and turn this this software into something like what Webflow became. Because BSS is an absolutely great piece of software, but it's going nowhere fast because it turns off new users who don't know how to code.
Those of us who use BSS every day to make our livings are thrilled that the developers are a small, dedicated team that didn't get greedy, and always put the quality of the program and the needs of their users first. But this program could be SO MUCH MORE, and just putting together a REAL user manual that helps beginners get a site built would be a huge benefit that they don't seem to realize they're missing out on. Every person who buys BSS for $25, gets frustrated, quits and never renews or upgrades is lost revenue.
Because they didn't put first things first, and write a real, comprehensive user guide for their own software.