When it comes to styling the components you can create with these libraries, you’re spoilt for choice: you can write your own global CSS document as you normally would on regular websites, you can write inline styles, or use UI frameworks.
This article lists a number of resources for styling your Angular, React, and Vue.js apps the Bootstrap way.
Bootstrap Interface Elements for Angular Developers
What tools are out there if you want to use Bootstrap to style your Angular app?
ng-bootstrap offers a set of Bootstrap-styled components that makes building Bootstrap apps with Angular a breeze.
ng-bootstrap is a free and open-source project. Feel free to contribute to it or ask for new features on GitHub.
This is another great, open source modular library of Bootstrap components powered by Angular. You don’t need to use jQuery or any Bootstrap JS code, although the markup and CSS are provided by Bootstrap.
To install the library using
npm, type this line into the command line:
npm install ngx-bootstrap –save
Then include the link to Bootstrap’s stylesheet in
<link href=”https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/4.0.0/css/bootstrap.min.css” rel=”stylesheet”>
You can refer to the awesome docs pages on the ngx-bootstrap website for detailed explanations and tutorials.
Bootstrap Interface Elements for React Developers
If you’re looking to give your React app a Bootstrap makeover, here are some of the options available to you out there.
reactstrap is a fast and convenient library that lets you add a Bootstrap 4 look and feel to your React app.
You can install reactstrap via a CDN:
<link rel=”stylesheet” href=”https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/reactstrap/4.8.0/reactstrap.min.js”>
You can also install the library and all dependencies with NPM:
npm install –save reactstrap@next react react-dom
If you’re curious, hop over to the docs and learn more about each component and how to integrate reactstrap with the Create React App setup.
React-Bootstrap is an open source project which is still under active development to reach the 1.0.0 release.
Since this library doesn’t support any specific Bootstrap version, you’re free to include any Bootstrap stylesheet you think best suits your project. Generally speaking, including the latest Bootstrap release will ensure that you enjoy the benefits of improvements and bug fixes, therefore it should be your preferred option.
The most straightforward way of including Bootstrap in your React app is via a CDN:
<link rel=”stylesheet” href=”https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/4.0.0/css/bootstrap.min.css”>
npm install –save react react-dom
npm install –save react-bootstrap
Installing the library this way, will allow you to import individual components from
react-bootstrap/lib rather than the entire library. Doing so pulls in only the individual components you need rather than the entire package, which is great for keeping the file size under control.
Alternatively, you can include React-Bootstrap and the React libray as a a bundle using CDNJS and reference the files in your
Material Design for Bootstrap React Version
Among its advantages are:
- Being up to date with the latest release of Bootstrap
- Awesome documentation and tutorials
- Compatible with the latest release of React
- Use of JSX
- Easy installation
- Free for personal and commercial projects
To get started with Material Design for Bootstrap just download it straight from the project’s website, or:
- use NPM:
npm install mdbreact
yarn add mdbreact
Once you’ve got the files, everything is linked appropriately and ready to go. Run
npm install then
npm start and get coding.
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