How to build a responsive site structure with bootstrap

This article is presented to show the easiest way for creating a responsive site structure, therefor first we will go to understand bootstrap, concept and elements of it. Then after we will code to build the responsive and flexible structure for PCs, Mobiles, Tablets and other gadgets.

Bootstrap the great CSS framework and library

Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework in the world for building responsive, mobile-first projects on the web as mentioned on their website. It makes front-end web development faster and easier. It’s made for folks of all skill levels, devices of all shapes, and projects of all sizes. It easily and efficiently scales your websites and applications with a single code base, from phones to tablets to desktops with CSS media queries.

Millions of amazing sites across the web are being built with this framework. Get started on your own with our growing collection of examples or by exploring some of our favorites.


Bootstrap ships with vanilla CSS, but its source code utilizes Sass, a popular CSS preprocessor. Quickly get started with precompiled CSS or build on the source.

Full of features

With Bootstrap, you get extensive and beautiful documentation for common HTML elements, dozens of custom HTML and CSS components, and awesome jQuery plugins.

Getting Started

As mentioned above bootstrap is open-source – It is available in offline and online mode. The latest available version is Bootstrap v4.0.0-alpha.6.

Quickly include Bootstrap’s CSS and JS into any project or use the CDN.

Using CDN

When you just need to include Bootstrap’s compiled CSS and JS, use the CDN, free from the Max CDN folks.

Including Bootstrap in projects

Download ready-to-use code to easily drop into your project. Includes compiled and minified versions of all our CSS bundles (default, grid only, or Reboot only) and JavaScript plugins. Doesn’t include documentation or source files. Get the ready-made files from here.

Creating responsive and flexible structure

For creating a flexible site structure, you wish, you should include bootstrap’s CSS and JS files in your projects CSS and JS folders, link them in your codes or use the links given above to include the bootstrap files online in your projects.

Create a simple HMTL5 structure:

The below meta tags must come first in the head; any other head content must come after these tags. These meta tags help your structure to be responsive and flexible in every device.

Include the css links as mentioned above, online or offline after meta tags. e.g.

Include the JavaScript and jQuery (necessary for Bootstrap’s JavaScript plugins) at the end above body tag and Include all compiled plugins (below), or include individual files as needed:

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