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Bootstrap for ASP.NET MVC - Second Edition

By : Pieter van der Westhuizen
Book Image

Bootstrap for ASP.NET MVC - Second Edition

By: Pieter van der Westhuizen

Overview of this book

One of the leading open source frontend frameworks, Bootstrap has undergone a significant change and introduced several features that make designing compelling, next-generation UIs much simpler. Integrating Bootstrap with ASP.NET's powerful components can further enhance its capabilities. This book guides you through the process of creating an ASP.NET MVC website from scratch using Bootstrap. After a primer on the fundamentals of Bootstrap, you will learn your way around and create a new ASP.NET MVC project in Visual Studio. You will move on to learn about the various Bootstrap components as well as techniques to include them in your own projects. The book includes practical examples to show you how to use open-source plugins with Bootstrap and ASP.NET MVC and guides you through building an ASP.NET MVC website using Bootstrap, utilizing layout and user-interface components. At the end of this book, you will find some valuable tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your Bootstrap-integrated and ASP.NET MVC-integrated website.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Bootstrap for ASP.NET MVC Second Edition
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The Bootstrap grid system

In 2015 Google said "more Google searches take place on mobile devices than on computers in 10 countries including the US and Japan". ( This means that chances are more people are browsing your website with a mobile device than a traditional desktop computer.

The Bootstrap grid system is mobile-first, which means it is designed to target devices with smaller displays and then grow as the display size increases. It uses a 12-column layout with different tiers for each media query range.

Bootstrap Grid components

Think of the Bootstrap grid system as similar to a traditional HTML table. It primarily consists of three components:

  • Containers

  • Rows

  • Columns


Containers are required in order to use the Bootstrap grid system, and are used to wrap and center the page content and to specify a proper width for the layout. As the name implies, it acts as a container for the grid's rows and columns and is a...