Like a lot of great open source projects, the power of Bootstrap comes not just from the developers at the core of the project but also from the development community that supports it. GitHub is a large code repository for projects, and at time of writing, Bootstrap is the most popular project. With over 42,000 stars and over 10,000 forks, the project is bustling with activity. As I mentioned in Chapter 1, if you want to use Bootstrap, you can simply download the .zip archive from the site, or you can download using
For the uninitated,
git is a free and open source version control system. Bootstrap and a host of other projects manage everything using GitHub, which is an online code repository for
git projects. To download the source for Bootstrap, run the following commands from the command line:
$git clone https://github.com/twitter/bootstrap.git
If desired, using the LESS files, you can compile your own version of Bootstrap with the features or customizations that you need.