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Description

Bootstrap 4 dark theme that supports togging dark/light themes as well. There is no fluff, it changes the color of Bootstrap and that's it, no new thing to learn or unlearn, just Bootstrap, but Dark!

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Bootstrap 4 Dark theme

Bootstrap 4 dark theme that supports togging dark/light themes as well. There is no fluff, it changes the color of Bootstrap and that's it, no new thing to learn or unlearn, just Bootstrap, but Dark!

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Bootstrap 5

If you are looking for a Bootstrap 5 alternative, I suggest you look at vinorodrigues/bootstrap-dark-5. @vinorodrigues did a great job already, and whenever I have time to help, I'll do that there. I believe that we better focus on building one solid project than maintaining many. As for Boostrap 4, nothing changes about this project.

Alpha - preview

Many controls Typography Forms Jumbotron ListGroup Tables Toasts Cards

This is a work in progress, if you like it and have some spare time, contributions are welcome.

Versioning

SemVer is used to keep things easy for everyone.

Prerelease

Until the project reaches an official version

1.0.0
, the pre-release
-alpha.[build number]
suffix is added to the version number.

Since this is only a dark version of Bootstrap, there should not be many breaking changes worth investing in versioning. So don't worry too much about compatibility, updating to the latest

alpha
release should be safe enough.

If this is a major concerns to you, feel free to say so, and I'll see what I can do about it.

How to use

Official builds are available in the public npm registry.

npm install @forevolve/bootstrap-dark --save

The package contains the content of the

dist
directory which includes the Bootstrap JavaScript files, for convenience, and the Bootstrap Dark CSS files. To load the dark theme,
 the 
bootstrap-dark.css
or the
bootstrap-dark.min.css
instead of the
bootstrap[.min].css
file. You can load the bundled JavaScript files, the original ones or the file from the CDN of your choosing.

Example:


Dark/Light toggle

You can now

 both the 
toggle-bootstrap.css
and the
toggle-bootstrap-dark.css
files to allow toggling the normal/dark theme based on your page body.
  • To display the original Bootstrap color, apply the
    bootstrap
    class on your body, like
    .
  • To display the Bootstrap Dark theme, apply the
    bootstrap-dark
    class on your body, like
    .

If you want to support print, load the

toggle-bootstrap-print.css
or
toggle-bootstrap-print.min.css
file after the others.

Example:


Themeable .navbar

When using the

toggle-*
stylesheets, you can create
.navbar
that uses the current theme. Light when
 and dark when 
.

Example, instead of

navbar-light bg-light
or
navbar-dark bg-dark
, use
.navbar-themed
, like this:

CI builds

The CI builds are deployed to the following custom npm registry: https://www.myget.org/F/forevolve/npm/.

How to build

If you want to build the theme manually, modify it or even contribute, this section explains how.

Prerequisites

  1. You need
    npm
    to build this project; see Node JS for more info.
  2. You need .NET Core 2; see .NET Core Downloads for more info.

Getting started

  1. Clone this repo
  2. Run
    npm install
  3. Go to the app directory (
    cd app
    )
  4. Run
    dotnet restore

Starting the project

  1. Run
    dotnet run
    (from the app directory) or if you are using VS Code,
    Start Debugging
    will work.
  2. Run
    npm run watch

Once you started both server and the watch command, the

browser-sync
proxy should open in a browser at the following URI:
http://localhost:3002
.

Other build info

There is a few npm and gulp scripts.

npm scripts

  1. gulp-watch
    simply runs
    gulp watch
  2. browser-sync-proxy
    starts browsersync watching for any
    wwwroot/css/*.css
    changes
  3. watch
    run both previous scripts in parallel

gulp scripts

  1. build-theme
    compile the theme to css.
  2. copy-dist-to-wwwroot
    copy the
    dist
    folder content to
    wwwroot
    (used by web pages).
  3. copy-bootstrap-js
    copy the bootstrap js files to the
    dist/js
    directory.
  4. watch
    execute
    copy-bootstrap-js
    then watch to rebuild the theme.
  5. default
    simply runs both
    build-theme
    and
    copy-bootstrap-js
    .

The project structure

  • app
    is the Asp.Net Core application that is used to test the theme. This directory is not packaged.
    • Pages
      are the Asp.Net Core Razor Pages. That's the preview. > Why .NET Core? Well, I wanted to script some loops, and I know .Net; so I picked Razor Pages to do just that: dynamic pages! Moreover, it is open source and cross-platform. > > If you think that something else would be better, feel free to open an issue about it; I would not mind switching to another technology (see the Contribute section below).
    • Services
      are the web pages services; so far it's pretty thin.
    • wwwroot
      are the web assets; the
      dist
      files are copied there.
  • assets
    are the project assets (like the screenshot in the readme file).
  • dist
    are the redistributable files; if you want to copy/paste the files into your projects, that's the ones. They also include bootstrap JavaScript files, unaltered.
  • scss
    are the source theme files.
  • Other files (root): npm, license, readme, etc.

Contribute

To contribute, start by opening an issue or reply on an existing issue so we can discuss your feature or bug to find the best way to approach it.

Once we settled on a strategy, you can then Fork/Code/Open a PR.

  • Please add yourself in the
    package.json
    contributors
    array.
  • Please keep PR focused on a single feature, it is easier for everyone this way and it helps keep the conversation focused. I way prefer multiple smaller PR than a single huge one.

Thanks in advance for your contribution.

See Contributing to ForEvolve open source projects and Contributor Covenant Code of Conduct for more information.

Release notes

Since CI build numbers are automated, it is hard to know in advance what the next deployed build number will be, so the

(latest)
version represent that version.

1.0.0-alpha.(latest)

  • Fix form validation feedback to address issue #40
  • Add another form sample

1.0.0-alpha.1089

  • Add table examples
  • Fix form validation without
    .was-validated
    #40

1.0.0-alpha.1087

  • Update Bootstrap to 4.5.0
  • Update dependencies to fix vulnerabilities
  • Fix form validation #40

1.0.0-alpha.1075

  • Remove
    p a
    text-decoration: underline;
    • This was conflicting with
      .btn
      in
      p
      .
    • Moreover, Bootstrap does not implement such a thing so bootstrap-dark should not either.

1.0.0-alpha.978

Darken the following elements:

  • Dropdown
  • Select
  • Breadcrumb
  • Pagination

1.0.0-alpha.974

  • Update Bootstrap to 4.4.1
  • Update other dependencies

1.0.0-alpha.937

  • Darken Toasts

1.0.0-alpha.902

  • Update

    color

1.0.0-alpha.899

  • Utilities (borders)
    • Update the default
      $border-color
      to
      $dark
  • Tables
    • Enforce that
      $table-border-color
      is based on the new
      $border-color
    • Enforce that
      $table-color
      is based on
      $body-color
    • Enforce that
      $table-hover-color
      is based on
      $table-color
  • Jumbotron
    • The
      $jumbotron-bg
      color is now used

1.0.0-alpha.888

  • Add a themeable
    .navbar
    component, using the css class
    .navbar-themed
    , that:
    • When
      body.bootstrap
      , the navbar becomes
      .bg-light
      and
      .navbar-light
      .
    • When
      body.bootstrap-dark
      , the navbar becomes
      .bg-dark
      and
      .navbar-dark
      .

1.0.0-alpha.863

  • Move the print import out of the dark/light body class. This should fix bugs like
    .navbar
    being
    display: none
    by default when loading the
    .min.css
    stylesheet.
  • A new file is introduced:

    toggle-bootstrap-print[.min].css
    . This stylesheet applies the print styles from bootstrap and has been extracted so it is included only once (not once with the
    toggle-bootstrap.css
    and once with the
    toggle-bootstrap-dark.css
    ). If you don't support print, you can omit this file; if you do, include it last. For example:
    
    

1.0.0-alpha.845

  • Update the project description, the "How to use" section, and add the "Release notes" section

1.0.0-alpha.842

  • Add support for dark/light toggling

1.0.0-alpha.774 & 1.0.0-alpha.723

  • Initial dark theme

References

More darkness!

The following project applies

bootstrap-dark
to the bootstrap documentation site allowing deeper testing of the theme:

Special thanks

I started this project based on the Bootstrap Theme Kit by Alexander Rechsteiner at Hacker Themes. This allows me to publish a lighter version of the theme; making it easier to be used (compared to the full Bootstrap Jekyll docs).

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