Bootstrap is very reach UI framework, flexible and responsive. It is made by Twitter and hosted on github.
You can find the more details at http://getbootstrap.com/
Let’s start to integrate this framework into your web application.
Very first you need to download framework files from bootstrap website mentioned above. Download will contain ZIP file (bootstrap-x.x.x-dist.ZIP)
After extracting the downloaded ZIP file, you will get three folders:
- css: This folder contains style sheets files for the bootstrap framework and theme
- fonts: This folder contains necessary files for the fonts
For the further process I have used Visual Studio to create and manage web application. You can use any editor instead of the Visual Studio.
In the Visual Studio go to the menu: File -> New -> Project. It opens New Project dialog. Select ASP.NET Web Application and give the name for the solution.
Click OK to create project.
You will see solution created as below.
Right click on ‘WebAppWithBootstrap’ the solution select Add then select HTML Page.
Index.html file is created opened in editor.
Now add folder ‘Bootstrap’ by right-click on solution and choose Add and then New Folder.
Then create two folder called ‘css’ and ‘js’ inside the folder ‘Bootstrap’
Now we need to give references of the added css and js file into index.html file as follows.
Here we have added meta tag with viewport and set content width=device-width. This made your page responsive.
We have done with the integration of Bootstrap framework with web application.
Now open the page into browser.