Here’s how to quickly get started with the necessary Boosted files and a template starter page.
- About Orange Brand
- Quick start
- Starter template
- Important globals
About Orange Brand
All Boosted components are compliant with Orange Brand Guidelines. Some bootstrap features may not support the brand guidelines, partially or entirely. They are tagged in this documentation with the following warning, not brand compliant, use them at your own risks. Please note the entire bootstrap doc is preserved and enhancend when necessary with orange brand specifics, i.e. navbar page contains unsupported features, check out navbar orange page to find out what to use.
Once you have downloaded boosted source files, copy-paste the stylesheet
<link> into your
<head> before all other stylesheets to load our CSS. You can also add orangeHelvetica and orangeIcons if needed, be careful both files are under copyright, see NOTICE.txt for more information.
</body> tag. Be sure to place jQuery and Tether first, as our code depends on them.
And that’s it—you’re on your way to a fully Boosted by Orange site. If you’re at all unsure about the general page structure, keep reading for an example page template.
Be sure to have your pages set up with the latest design and development standards. That means:
- Using an HTML5 doctype
- Forcing Internet Explorer to use its latest rendering mode (read more)
- And, utilizing the viewport meta tag.
Put it all together and your pages should look like this:
Bootstrap employs a handful of important global styles and settings that you’ll need to be aware of when using it, all of which are almost exclusively geared towards the normalization of cross browser styles. Let’s dive in.
Bootstrap requires the use of the HTML5 doctype. Without it, you’ll see some funky incomplete styling, but including it shouldn’t cause any considerable hiccups.
Responsive meta tag
Bootstrap is developed mobile first, a strategy in which we optimize code for mobile devices first and then scale up components as necessary using CSS media queries. To ensure proper rendering and touch zooming for all devices, add the responsive viewport meta tag to your
You can see an example of this in action in the starter template.
For more straightforward sizing in CSS, we switch the global
box-sizing value from
border-box. This ensures
padding does not affect the final computed width of an element, but it can cause problems with some third party software like Google Maps and Google Custom Search Engine.
On the rare occasion you need to override it, use something like the following:
With the above snippet, nested elements—including generated content via
:after—will all inherit the specified
box-sizing for that
Learn more about box model and sizing at CSS Tricks.
For improved cross-browser rendering, we use Normalize.css to correct small inconsistencies across browsers and devices. We further build on this with our own, slightly more opinionated styles with Reboot.
Stay up to date on the development of Bootstrap and reach out to the community with these helpful resources.
- Follow @getbootstrap on Twitter.
- Read and subscribe to The Official Bootstrap Blog.
- Join the official Slack room.
- Chat with fellow Bootstrappers in IRC. On the
irc.freenode.netserver, in the
- Implementation help may be found at Stack Overflow (tagged
- Developers should use the keyword
bootstrapon packages which modify or add to the functionality of Bootstrap when distributing through npm or similar delivery mechanisms for maximum discoverability.
You can also follow @getbootstrap on Twitter for the latest gossip and awesome music videos.