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Bootstrap 4 Cookbook

By : Ajdin Imsirovic
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Bootstrap 4 Cookbook

By: Ajdin Imsirovic

Overview of this book

Bootstrap, one of the most popular front-end frameworks, is perfectly built to design elegant, powerful, and responsive interfaces for professional-level web pages. It supports responsive design by dynamically adjusting your web page layout. Bootstrap 4 is a major update with many impressive changes that greatly enhance the end results produced by Bootstrap. This cookbook is a collection of great recipes that show you how to use all the latest features of Bootstrap to build compelling UIs. This book is using the most up-to-date version of Bootstrap 4 in all its chapters. First off, you will be shown how you can leverage the latest core features of Bootstrap 4 to create stunning web pages and responsive media. You will gradually move on to extending Bootstrap 4 with the help of plugins to build highly customized and powerful UIs. By the end of this book, you will know how to leverage, extend, and integrate bootstrap to achieve optimal results for your web projects.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Installing Bootstrap 4 to Cloud9 IDE via Git

There is an alternative approach to install Bootstrap via npm and then by running the npm install command. This alternative involves downloading the latest Bootstrap release from the official GitHub repository. Contrary to the npm installation approach, this installation contains many additional files and folders, for example, the nuget folder. This means that you have downloaded all the available tools for all the platforms supported by Bootstrap. Depending on what you are trying to accomplish, installing via Git might be your preferred approach, as it gives you more options out of the box.

Getting ready

The process starts similarly to the previous recipe. You begin by clicking on Create a new workspace at the Cloud9 IDE dashboard.


Alternatively, for Windows, you can follow along using the exact same commands below starting from the tip in step 3, and then from step 6 , provided that you use Cygwin or Git Bash for Windows to execute those commands.

How to do it...

  1. Fill out the Workspace name and Description.


If you are following this recipe in Windows, start from step 3.

  1. In the Clone from Git or Mercurial URL input field, enter the address of the official Bootstrap repo on GitHub at

  2. Click on Create workspace. After clicking on Create workspace, a new container will be spun up. Once the environment is ready, you'll be greeted with the tree structure of Bootstrap 3.3.7, cloned from GitHub.


Windows users should open Cygwin or Git Bash in the folder where you plan to install Bootstrap 4 via git. Execute the git clone command. Type dir to see the current directory structure. You should see only one directory, titled bootstrap. Go into that directory by running the cd bootstrap command. Then skip step 4 and go to step 5.

  1. Run git fetch:
      git fetch
  1. Checkout the v4-dev branch:
      git checkout v4-dev

Running the preceding command will result in the following notifications in Bash:

         Branch v4-dev set up to track remote branch v4-dev from
         origin. Switched to a new branch 'v4-dev'

In other words, you have now switched to a branch that has the latest installation of Bootstrap 4.

  1. Install grunt-cli:
      npm install -g grunt-cli
  1. Run the package.json file:
      npm install

Running the preceding command will install PhantomJS, as well as a number of dependencies. At this point, we have the dist folder available with all the compiled .css and .js files. However, to be able to work with Bootstrap docs, we still need to install Bundler and Jekyll, which is explained in the next recipe.