To start using this design system 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).
Skip the download with BootstrapCDN to deliver cached version of Bootstrap’s compiled CSS and JS to your project.
Copy-paste the stylesheet <link> into your <head> before all other stylesheets to load our CSS.
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:
Now UI Design System 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.
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.
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>.
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.