This article series is intended for beginner.
Goal: Make your own theme using Bootstrap
With this guidance, you can make your own theme, for use with blogging, or simple company profile. You can also enhanced later to create, your own portfolio based on this knowledge.
To face real life, blog building situation, there will other guidance, based on this Bootstrap example.
Always refer to official documentation first, before you start this real world example.
I’m using Boostrap v4. By the time this article written, Bootstrap v5 is still in alpha stage.
My intention is simplicity
I’m using pure HTML instead of static site generator, so that any beginner can follow this Bootstrap show case.
You can just open the file in the browser, and this will works.
I’m using Sass to generate CSS,
.scss format instead of
Because Bootstrap use
Of course you can use any
.sass format if you want,
for your web design.
The Scope of CSS Tools
Learning CSS Frameworks is a part of this bigger picture below:
Bootstrap is an opensource CSS Framework. There are other alternative as well, such as Materialize or Bulma.
Frankly speaking. I like Bulma, and I desire to learn Tailwind. But I most beginner start from bootstrap, and a lot of question comes up. So I took a step back. Rewrite my Bulma theme using Bootstrap.
This theme is a direct port from my Bulma MD theme.
Bulma MD theme has these two additional stuff.
Pallete: Google Material Color
Since the name
Bootstrap MD has already taken,
I use other pallete, so now we have
Bootstrap OC name
And also change the icons, just because I want to try something else.
Now we have these two:
Pallete: Open Color
Part of Bootstrap
Just read again the offical documentation.
I add some aestethic appeal, with more custom stylesheet.
Source code used in this tutorial, is available at:
This is also intended as a Demo.
Opening Example in Browser
You can open the
html file artefact directly from your
or alternatively setup simple web server example such as
and enjoy the
This is would not be the best blog template that you ever have. Because I only put most common stuff, to keep the tutorial simple.
After you learn this guidance, you understand the fundamental skill. Thus, a base for you, to make your own blog site. With your imagination, you may continue, to build your own super duper Bootstrap site. Far better than, what I have achieved.
Table of Content
The table content is available as header on each tutorial. There, I present a Bootstrap Tutorial, step by step, for beginners.
Begin The Guidance
Open Color start from step 04. Step 01 until step 03 contain Bootstrap preparation.
Adding Bootstrap CSS
Using Bootstrap CSS: Navigation Bar
From Simple to Full Featured
Icons: FontAwesome, Boostrap Icon, Feathers Icon.
Custom maximum width class
Simple responsive layout using Bootstrap
Open Color Demo, using tailor made sass
Double column demo, responsive gap using custom sass
Single column demo, simple landing page
HTML Box using Open Color
- Main Blog and Aside Widget
- Blog Post Example
Thank you for cloning the Bootstrap Open Color repository. Have fun, and enjoy coding.
Consider continue reading [ Bootstrap - Minimal ].