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Twitter Bootstrap for Rails 3.1 Asset Pipeline

Bootstrap is a toolkit from Twitter designed to kickstart development of webapps and sites. It includes base CSS and HTML for typography, forms, buttons, tables, grids, navigation, and more.

twitter-bootstrap-rails project integrates Bootstrap CSS toolkit for Rails 3.1 Asset Pipeline

Installing Gem

Include Bootstrap in Gemfile;

gem 'twitter-bootstrap-rails'

or you can install from latest build;

gem 'twitter-bootstrap-rails', :git => ''

You can run bundle from command line

bundle install

Using with Less

Bootstrap was built with Preboot, an open-source pack of mixins and variables to be used in conjunction with Less, a CSS preprocessor for faster and easier web development.

Installing Less

Include Less in Gemfile;

gem 'less'

Include less-rails in Gemfile;

gem 'less-rails', :git => 'git://'

Using stylesheets with Less

You have to require Bootstrap LESS (bootstrap.less) in your application.css

 *= require bootstrap

/* Your stylesheets goes here... */

Now, you can override LESS files provided by Twitter Bootstrap

 @import "bootstrap";

 // Baseline grid
 @basefont:          13px;
 @baseline:          18px;

Using javascripts

You have to require Bootstrap JS (bootstrap.js) in your application.js

//= require bootstrap

  /* Your javascripts goes here... */

Using with coffeescript

Using Twitter Bootstrap with the CoffeeScript is easy. Just create a file to /app/assets/javascripts/ folder and put lines below.

$ ->
  $("body > .topbar").scrollSpy()
$ ->
$ ->
  $("a[rel=twipsy]").twipsy live: true
$ ->
  $("a[rel=popover]").popover offset: 10
$ ->
$ ->
$ ->
  domModal = $(".modal").modal(
    backdrop: true
    closeOnEscape: true
  $(".open-modal").click ->


  • Version 0.0.5 deprecated
  • Asset files updated to latest and removed version numbers
  • Implemented Less::Rails Railtie to use with LESS
  • Fixed railtie to only initialize Less when installed
  • Created new branch for the static version of Bootstrap (w/o Less) - check static branch


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