What is Bootstrap?

Bootstrap or ( Twitter Bootstrap ) is HTML-5 based Mobile First Front-End Framework for Web Development. It uses HTML, CSS, and Javascript. Bootstrap was developed by Twitter Developers in August 2011. It is open source and easy to use.

Why Bootstrap?

  • HTML5 based, used html-5 doctype and tags.
  • Mobile First Approach , No need to write separete css for mobile devices.
  • Open Source , No need to buy licence even.
  • Browser Support , Support all major browsers.
  • Responsive , single framework for all devices.

Dowload Bootstrap Bundle Pack

Bootstrap can be easily downloaded from getbootstrap.com. You can also customize bootstrap components and javascript and then download.


Once downloaded, just unzip it and you will see following files/directory. Just include all with your html page start working on your First Bootstrap Project.

    ├── css/
    │   ├── bootstrap.css
    │   ├── bootstrap.css.map
    │   ├── bootstrap.min.css
    │   ├── bootstrap-theme.css
    │   ├── bootstrap-theme.css.map
    │   └── bootstrap-theme.min.css
    ├── js/
    │   ├── bootstrap.js
    │   └── bootstrap.min.js
    └── fonts/
        ├── glyphicons-halflings-regular.eot
        ├── glyphicons-halflings-regular.svg
        ├── glyphicons-halflings-regular.ttf
        ├── glyphicons-halflings-regular.woff
        └── glyphicons-halflings-regular.woff2

HTML Template

The basic HTML Template of bootstrap look like this:-

    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html lang="en">
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
    <!-- The above 3 meta tags *must* come first in the head; any other head content must come *after* these tags -->
    <title>Bootstrap Template</title>

    <!-- Bootstrap -->
    <link href="css/bootstrap.min.css" rel="stylesheet">

    <!-- HTML5 shim and Respond.js for IE8 support of HTML5 elements and media queries -->
    <!-- WARNING: Respond.js doesn't work if you view the page via file:// -->
    <!--[if lt IE 9]>
      <script src="https://oss.maxcdn.com/html5shiv/3.7.2/html5shiv.min.js"></script>
      <script src="https://oss.maxcdn.com/respond/1.4.2/respond.min.js"></script>
    <h1>Hello, world!</h1>

    <!-- jQuery (necessary for Bootstrap's JavaScript plugins) -->
    <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.11.2/jquery.min.js"></script>
    <!-- Include all compiled plugins (below), or include individual files as needed -->
    <script src="js/bootstrap.min.js"></script>