Starting with Bootstrap novice to ninja a complete series of Bootstraping:
Before starting this article I recommend you to follow me step by step. well in this article I am starting with very basic approach and hoping that all of you are beginners, so to get started go to http://getbootstrap.com/ and click on download bootstrap button given below.
Well there are two approaches to start with bootstrap and I am going to teach you both of them and it’s up to you which one you choose. So Let’s Start!!
Approach 1 (By DOWNLOADING BOOTSTRAP LOCALLY):
This approach is so simple and helps you to keep track all of your files simply by downloading bootstrap locally. So click on download button below:
After downloading extract it in folder of your choice [e.g (project1)] and make a html file again of your choice, I prefer to named it [index.html] because it’s look professional.
Some knowledge with respect to included files:
- Meta tag viewport will help you to make it mobile friendly and responsive enough to run in every screen size even in landscape mode.
- Include Jquery MCDN and bootstrap.min.js file in the bottom of your body section.
- To include CSS file go to css folder (extracted from bootstrap zip file) and make a css file (e.g myStyle.css)
PS: I hope you are following this article with me
and here is the output of your ultimate struggle
Complete code of Approach one : index(usingfolder).Html
APPROACH 2(BY INCLUDING MCDN).
This method is way to simple, Simply by pasting MCDN provided by getbootstrap.com into your head section. Here it is:
and pasting in head section.
SOME IMPORTANT ASPECTS WITH RESPECT TO MCDN AND EXTERNAL STYLE SHEET:
- Include MCDN below meta tag
- Include external sheet simply in your project folder. There is no need to make it in css folder.
And here is the output:
Complete code of Approach one : index(MCDN).Html
Well it’s totally up to you which approach suites you. I hope this article is going to help you if you are a beginner. I hope you followed me .Comment below if you have any queries I am always there to help you .
In the next coming chapters we will get into bootstrap by learning its features.
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Article Written By : Asad Zaidi (Studies Software Engineering at University of Karachi, Department of Computer Science UBIT)