Characteristics of Bootstrap 5
Bootstrap 5 has many features that make it stand out amongst other versions. A few of these characteristics are listed below.
- This latest version of Bootstrap is very user-friendly.
- It has fast responsiveness.
- It is useful for developing websites that are designed for mobile phones first and other devices later.
- This framework is compatible with all modern browsers.
- It is speedy, thereby, saving a lot of time and energy.
Bootstrap 5 vs. Bootstrap 3 & 4
Get Bootstrap 5
Before you can begin using Bootstrap 5 you obviously need to download it first and for that, you can either include it from the Content Delivery Network, or download and install it from bootstrap.com. For the sake of this tutorial, we are going to include Bootstrap 5 from CDN.
Now that Bootstrap 5 is included, let’s develop our first program.
Getting started with Bootstrap 5
Below we have provided you with a step-by-step guide on how to get started with Bootstrap 5.
1. Make an HTML Document
The purpose of making an HTML file using Bootstrap 5 is to include HTML5 doctype so that this framework can make complete use of various HTML elements, and CSS properties.
Also include the lang attribute, along with a character set. Another that we have added here is the responsive meta tag. As we know, Bootstrap 5 develops a website with a mobile-first approach, therefore, including a responsive meta tag makes sure that the website is responsive on touch, and zooming.
2. Add Bootstrap 5
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
<link href="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/[email protected]/dist/css/bootstrap.min.css" rel="stylesheet">
<script src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/[email protected]/dist/js/bootstrap.bundle.min.js"></script>
3. Add Elements
The code above is entirely missing the tag, therefore, to add some content, create various HTML elements in the body of your file. Since the purpose of this post is to show the responsiveness of Bootstrap 5, therefore, we present you here with some basic knowledge about Bootstrap container classes.
A fundamental requirement of Bootstrap 5 is to include a container for the purpose of wrapping the content of the website. In order to use these containers use the following two classes.
- .container to build a container with fixed-width yet responsive.
- .container-fluid to get a full-width container that spans across the complete viewport width.
Here we will be using the container-fluid class to demonstrate our first responsive page using Bootstrap 5.
<p>Bootstrap 5 is the latest version of the Bootstrap framework that lets its user create amazing websites with speedy CSS
stylesheets and enhanced responsiveness. </p>
Using the container-fluid class we have created a div element that further nests a <h1> element, and two <p> elements. Scale the browser window up and down to see the effect.
A responsive web page was created successfully using Bootstrap 5.
To get started with Bootstrap 5 you first have to make a basic HTML file by including the HTML5 doctype so Bootstrap 5 can make complete use of various HTML elements, and CSS properties. Afterward you either have to install Bootstrap 5 or get its CDN and include it in your HTML document. Then you can start creating the elements that you want to show on you web page. Lastly, save your file, and voila your first Bootstrap 5 page has been created. This tutorial guides you a step-by-step on how to get started with Bootstrap 5.