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JavaScript npm Basics (retiring) What is npm? Introducing npm

Fidel Torres
Fidel Torres
25,286 Points

npm for bootstrap!!!!

I want to use npm to manage my bootstraps projects, using

npm install bootstrap

But this version has the less compiler for css I want to use the sass version

npm install bootstrap-sass

The files that I'm getting in this last option is totally different to the first one.

Question : How to start the project?

  • Where to place my html, scss, js files in order to use them.
  • How to link the Bootstrap files to my HTML files
  • Any other tip to do the deployment

2 Answers

Jefferson Lessa
Jefferson Lessa
5,684 Points

There is no fixed way of doing this (you honestly could copy the files you want from the node_modules folder), but what I like to do in npm web projects is:

  • create a www folder, where my development is going to happen, and a scss folder, where my custom sass files are going to stay.
  • inside my main scss file, @import "../node_modules/bootstrap-sass/assets/stylesheets/bootstrap". Do it before you use it, of course.
  • use a gulp task (or the sass compiler of your choice) to compile my sass files into a www/css folder.
  • copy everything else you need (js, etc) inside your www folder. You can use a task to do it if you are feeling fancy =P

When you @import bootstrap, the module will take care of everything else for you. If you want to change any variables, do it before the @import, so bootstrap will now not to override it with its defaults before using it. If you want to know the variables, just check _variables.scss inside the stylesheets folder.

I hope that helps you and anyone else passing by!

Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
28,148 Points

Is this what the folder structure looks like? https://github.com/twbs/bootstrap-sass