Quick start

To start using this dashboard you will need to import some files in your current project or start from scratch using our template (scroll down in this page to view it).


Bootstrap CDN

Skip the download with BootstrapCDN to deliver cached version of Bootstrap’s compiled CSS and JS to your project.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://stackpath.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/4.5.2/css/bootstrap.min.css" integrity="sha384-JcKb8q3iqJ61gNV9KGb8thSsNjpSL0n8PARn9HuZOnIxN0hoP+VmmDGMN5t9UJ0Z" crossorigin="anonymous">
<script src="https://stackpath.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/4.5.2/js/bootstrap.min.js" integrity="sha384-B4gt1jrGC7Jh4AgTPSdUtOBvfO8shuf57BaghqFfPlYxofvL8/KUEfYiJOMMV+rV" crossorigin="anonymous"></script>

If you’re using our compiled JavaScript, don’t forget to include CDN versions of jQuery and Popper.js before it.

<script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.3.1.slim.min.js" integrity="sha384-q8i/X+965DzO0rT7abK41JStQIAqVgRVzpbzo5smXKp4YfRvH+8abtTE1Pi6jizo" crossorigin="anonymous"></script>
<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/popper.js/1.14.7/umd/popper.min.js" integrity="sha384-UO2eT0CpHqdSJQ6hJty5KVphtPhzWj9WO1clHTMGa3JDZwrnQq4sF86dIHNDz0W1" crossorigin="anonymous"></script>

CSS

Copy-paste the stylesheet <link> into your <head> before all other stylesheets to load our CSS.

<!-- Favicon -->
<link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="76x76" href="../assets/img/apple-icon.png">
<link rel="icon" type="image/png" href="../assets/img/favicon.png">

<!-- Fonts -->
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto:300,400,500,700|Roboto+Slab:400,700|Material+Icons" />

<!-- Icons -->
<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/font-awesome/latest/css/font-awesome.min.css">

<!-- Material Dashboard CSS -->
<link href="../assets/css/material-dashboard.min.css?v=1.0.0" rel="stylesheet" />

JS

Many of our components require the use of JavaScript to function. Specifically, they require jQuery, Popper.js, and our own JavaScript plugins. Place the following <script>s near the end of your pages, right before the closing </body> tag, to enable them. jQuery must come first, then Popper.js, and then our JavaScript plugins.

We use jQuery’s slim build, but the full version is also supported.

<!-- Core -->
<script src="../assets/js/core/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="../assets/js/core/popper.min.js"></script>
<script src="../assets/js/core/bootstrap-material-design.min.js"></script>

<!-- Material Dashboard JS -->
<script src="../assets/js/material-dashboard.min.js?v=1.0.0" type="text/javascript"></script>

Need to use a certain plugin in your page? You can find out how to integrate them and make them work in the Plugins dedicated page. In this way you will be sure that your website is optimized and uses only the needed resources.

Bootstrap starter template

Be sure to have your pages set up with the latest design and development standards. That means using an HTML5 doctype and including a viewport meta tag for proper responsive behaviors. Put it all together and your pages should look like this:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
  <title>Hello, world!</title>
  <!-- Required meta tags -->
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <meta content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" name="viewport" />
  <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge,chrome=1" />
  <!--     Fonts and icons     -->
  <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto:300,400,500,700|Roboto+Slab:400,700|Material+Icons" />
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/font-awesome/latest/css/font-awesome.min.css">
  <!-- Material Kit CSS -->
  <link href="assets/css/material-dashboard.css?v=1.0.0" rel="stylesheet" />
</head>

<body>
  <div class="wrapper ">
    <div class="sidebar" data-color="purple" data-background-color="white">
      <div class="logo">
        <a href="http://www.creative-tim.com" class="simple-text logo-mini">
          CT
        </a>
        <a href="http://www.creative-tim.com" class="simple-text logo-normal">
          Creative Tim
        </a>
      </div>
      <div class="sidebar-wrapper">
        <ul class="nav">
          <li class="nav-item active  ">
            <a class="nav-link" href="#0">
              <i class="material-icons">dashboard</i>
              <p>Dashboard</p>
            </a>
          </li>
          <!-- your sidebar here -->
        </ul>
      </div>
    </div>
    <div class="main-panel">
      <!-- Navbar -->
      <nav class="navbar navbar-expand-lg navbar-transparent navbar-absolute fixed-top ">
        <div class="container-fluid">
          <div class="navbar-wrapper">
            <a class="navbar-brand" href="javascript:;">Dashboard</a>
          </div>
          <button class="navbar-toggler" type="button" data-toggle="collapse" aria-controls="navigation-index" aria-expanded="false" aria-label="Toggle navigation">
            <span class="sr-only">Toggle navigation</span>
            <span class="navbar-toggler-icon icon-bar"></span>
            <span class="navbar-toggler-icon icon-bar"></span>
            <span class="navbar-toggler-icon icon-bar"></span>
          </button>
          <div class="collapse navbar-collapse justify-content-end">
            <ul class="navbar-nav">
              <li class="nav-item">
                <a class="nav-link" href="javascript:;">
                  <i class="material-icons">notifications</i> Notifications
                </a>
              </li>
              <!-- your navbar here -->
            </ul>
          </div>
        </div>
      </nav>
      <!-- End Navbar -->
      <div class="content">
        <div class="container-fluid">
          <!-- your content here -->
        </div>
      </div>
      <footer class="footer">
        <div class="container-fluid">
          <nav class="float-left">
            <ul>
              <li>
                <a href="https://www.creative-tim.com">
                  Creative Tim
                </a>
              </li>
            </ul>
          </nav>
          <div class="copyright float-right">
            &copy;
            <script>
              document.write(new Date().getFullYear())
            </script>, made with <i class="material-icons">favorite</i> by
            <a href="https://www.creative-tim.com" target="_blank">Creative Tim</a> for a better web.
          </div>
          <!-- your footer here -->
        </div>
      </footer>
    </div>
  </div>
</body>

</html>

Important globals

Material Dashboard Dark employs a handful of important global styles and settings that you’ll need to be aware of when using it, all of which are almost exclusively geared towards the normalization of cross browser styles. Let’s dive in.

HTML5 doctype

Bootstrap requires the use of the HTML5 doctype. Without it, you’ll see some funky incomplete styling, but including it shouldn’t cause any considerable hiccups.

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
  ...
</html>

Responsive meta tag

Bootstrap is developed mobile first, a strategy in which we optimize code for mobile devices first and then scale up components as necessary using CSS media queries. To ensure proper rendering and touch zooming for all devices, add the responsive viewport meta tag to your <head>.

<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1, shrink-to-fit=no">

You can see an example of this in action in the starter template.

Bootstrap components

Many of Bootstrap’s components and utilities are built with @each loops that iterate over a Sass map. This is especially helpful for generating variants of a component by our $theme-colors and creating responsive variants for each breakpoint. As you customize these Sass maps and recompile, you’ll automatically see your changes reflected in these loops.

Bootstrap tutorial

Please check our official Youtube channel for more tutorials.