The instructions below can be followed to build and run a minimal web page using Bootstrap. Bootstrap is a free and open source web UI development framework originally created by developers working at Twitter.
(To be honest, there’s not much to this post at the moment. When I tried to do a more complicated example than Hello World, the layout stopped working as expected. Nonetheless, I’ll post what I have for future reference.)
1. In any convenient location, create a new directory named “BootstrapTest”.
2. Download the package for Bootstrap into the newly created BootstrapTest directory. As of this writing, the latest version is available for download as a .zip file at the URL “https://getbootstrap.com/”.
3. Extract the contents of the downloaded .zip file using any convenient .zip extraction utility, and rename the resulting directory to “bootstrap”.
4. In the BootstrapTest directory, create a new text file named “BootstrapTest.html”, containing the following text. This code is minimally adapted from a sample found on the official Bootstrap site at the URL “https://getbootstrap.com/”.