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MDB Bootstrap Tutorial

Bootstrap 4 tutorial – free, complete and easy guide


Written by Michal Szymanski ,

Learn Bootstrap with us

Bootstrap is the most favored and dynamically evolving front-end framework.

It became the undeniable leader in web design considering it is used and appreciated by millions of programmers across the world. It is hard to find more advantageous tool compared to Bootstrap. Considering its progressive development and snowball upsurge of projects based on this framework, every web designer or developer should at least be familiar with basics of Bootstrap.

Let’s summarize. So what exactly is Bootstrap?

1. It is a free front-end framework for faster and easier web development.

2. It combines HTML, CSS, JS based design templates for typography, forms, buttons, tables, navigation, modals, image carousels and numerous other components, as well as JavaScript plugins.

3. It provides you with a convenient approach to creating responsive designs.

Why use Bootstrap?

1. It is novice friendly, so you don’t have to master HTML or CSS before diving into it.

2. It’s CSS works perfectly on either phones, tablets or desktops thanks to its responsive features.

3. It’s core framework styles are preset to mobile-first approach.

4. All the modern browsers are entirely compatible with Bootstrap (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Safari, and Opera).

MDB website displayed on iPad

“Bootstrap Tutorial” which we have prepared for you, will guide you progressively through Bootstrap elements, step by step.

It is split into three sections. Each of them will navigate you through the creation process of particular web projects. Thanks to that, you will get a chance to learn different aspects regarding Bootstrap.

Each lesson is provided with series of practical examples, and each of those examples brings a meaningful web design knowledge.

In this tutorial, you will use our Bootstrap overlay, which provides a marvelous appearance consistent with the standards of Material Design by Google. The overlay is called Material Design for Bootstrap, and you can get it for free from our website. You can find a direct link on the bottom of this tutorial.

If you want to get more excited and see what possibilities offers you MDBootstrap, you can read more about it here:

About MDBootstrap

…or you can jump directly into the tutorial and start to create some amazing things right now!


What you are going to create:

MDB website displayed on iPad

1. Basic Landing Page

2. Template with Full Page Video and Image Carousels

3. Advanced Landing Page

4. E-commerce Template

5. Product Page

6. Magazine Template

7. Post Template

8. Portfolio

9. Blog

and many more…



Start your journey here:

 5 min QuickStart


Or perhaps would you prefer a video version?
5 min QuickStart - Video

Beginner

Step I - Your first website with MDB

1. Basic construction: sections, bootstrap grid, MDB components

2. Improving the layout

Step II - Landing Page with MDB

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1. Full Page Background Image

2. Masks, cards, shadows

3. Contact section and Google Maps

4. Navigation, links, buttons and fonts

5. Animations

Step III - Template with Full Page Carousel


1. Image Carousel

2. Video Carousel

Intermediate

MDB website displayed on desktop

Step IV - Advanced Landing Page


1. Basic structure

2. Intro

3. Form, description and Call to Action

4. Cards

5. Carousel

6. Pricing and contact section

7. Final improvements

Advanced

Step V - E-commerce


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1. Basic structure

2. Navigation

3. Fixing the layout

4. Modals

5. Carousel and Product Cards

6. Collections and Virtual Product Cards

Step VI - Product Page


1. Coming soon

Step VII - Magazine Template


1. Coming soon

Step VIII - Post Template


1. Coming soon

Step IX - Portfolio

1. Coming soon




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About author


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Michal Szymanski

UI/UX designer, entrepreneur, web developer, marketing analyst. In love with javascript, material design, big data and marketing automation.

Comments 114

  • User avatar

    Renato Bonário

    Hi Michal, my name is Renato and i'm from Brazil. I would like to say thank you so much for share your knowledge! I searched something like this for weeks. Please, continue with the tutorials and this project. Thank you again!

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    Michal Szymanski

    Hi Renato! Thank you for such a kind words, that motivates us to do our best. And of course we will continue. Greetings from Poland to Brazil! :)

  • User avatar

    dieucay88

    hi guys ! my name is Giang from VietNam . thank for share your knowledge ! so beautiful so nice , great i love like this so much

  • User avatar

    Michal Szymanski

    Hi Giang. We are happy you like it and find it helpful. Thanks for your comment!

  • User avatar

    ahmedalahmed

    MDB is the best front-end framework for all web developers <3 ...

  • User avatar

    Michal Szymanski

    ahmedalahmed - such comments always motivate us to do our best. Thank you!

  • User avatar

    Minhaz

    It looks so hot and very useful tool but still i didn't find out how does it use?

  • User avatar

    Michal Szymanski

    Minhaz, have you tried 5 min Quick Start? http://mdbootstrap.com/mdb-quick-start/

  • raavindra

    Its Amazing !Thanks A Lot

  • User avatar

    tangross

    Thanks, you did an amazing works.

  • Dawid Adach

    raavindra, tangross - thank you, we really appreciate :)

  • User avatar

    Kshiteej Jain

    I used with Ecomerce & its best & easy to use. Thanks

  • Dawid Adach

    Kshiteej Jain - I am glad to hear that :) Can you share link to show all of us the end result?

  • User avatar

    malik

    Great work keep it up....!!!

  • User avatar

    MarjoeRey

    Hey! I would like to say A Big thanks to all MDB staff specially to Michal Szymanski for sharing this kind of new helpful tool in HTML and CSS, It helps me a lot, to make my project more beautiful ang more eye catching, More Power to all of you!

  • User avatar

    Michal Szymanski

    MarjoRey thanks for such a motivating words :) We'll keep going to make this resources better every day.

  • User avatar

    Dave manuel

    Very awesome framework. Great Job. Do you have offline documentation? where I can download it?

  • User avatar

    Michal Szymanski

    Thanks Dave. Unfortunately we don't have an offline documentation.

  • User avatar

    Jayant Kumar

    very nice tutorial , its very helpful

  • User avatar

    srirang

    Hey Michal, You have done a great job and thank you very much for sharing this :)

  • User avatar

    Michal Szymanski

    Hi Srirang. I'm glad you've found it useful!

  • User avatar

    khetaram16

    Good Job.. It's very useful but i have questions like this. Can i make multiple Websites for commercial uses with free MDB version? Further can i create all premium effect by custom coding with MDB free version? can you explain free MDB version features limitation like 1) offer PSD/ HTML to users of your hosting or Blogging service 2) Separate sale of UI Elements (graphics / markup) 3) Creation online / offline generators based on our products 4) Product resale (our UI Kits, icons, markups)

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    Michal Szymanski

    Khetaram, take a look at the licence :http://mdbootstrap.com/license/ . If you want to use a code of premium components you need an proper license.

  • User avatar

    Mahesh Akade

    Great job Michal, it will certainly ease my learning process. Thanks a ton!

  • User avatar

    Michal Szymanski

    You're welcome Mahesh :)

  • Konstantante Kholod

    I join with gratitude and wish to see the updates often!

  • User avatar

    Michal Szymanski

    Konstante, we'll sonn come back to writing tutorials. Right now we're completely focused on rewriting MDB for Bootstrap 4.

  • User avatar

    Ronaldkrux

    Hey guys, great work, i am Ronald Krux from venezuela, thanks alot for all your support and knowledge, keep going! MDB Rules!

  • User avatar

    Michal Szymanski

    Hi Ronald, thanks a lot for your comment , we'll keep going :) Greetings to Venezuela!

  • adekunle adeyemi

    Great work i love this

  • User avatar

    runy

    hi very god TNX

  • User avatar

    James

    Thank you so much for creating this! I am excited about digging into Material design and Bootstrap, and eventually applying it to my WordPress themes. This is awesome, and please keep up the great work!

  • User avatar

    David Fisher

    I love the look of your work. I'm really interested in it, but I've moved to using only Angular 2. Kinda over jQuery. What is the best way to use your work within an Angular 2 environment? For example can I use this Valor Software port of Bootstrap to Angular 2 https://github.com/valor-software/ng2-bootstrap then use your product on top of that??? I want the awesome of Angular 2 + the great look of your work. Has anyone been using MD Bootstrap with Angular 2?

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    Michal Szymanski

    Hi David, I'm happy to hear you like it. About Angular - it depends which of MDB components would you like to use. Many of them use only CSS, so there is any jQuery dependency. But most of the do. However this is a very common connection , MDB and Angular. Search our forum (http://mdbootstrap.com/forums/forum/support/ ) to find a topics related to integration of MDB and Angular. You have to remember that we haven't written yet any documentation about "good practices MDB-Angular". We'll probably do it in the future, but right now we have to leave these angular-related questions for our users.

  • Ashkan Ashtiani

    Hi Michal, thank you for doing this amazing job, is there support for right to left websites? How to right align the items of the navbar?

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    bruce lmg

    Thank you for this tutorial it is convenient and will help me a lot , did not hesitate to even share other new thing about it

  • User avatar

    Michal Szymanski

    Hi Guys, thank you for appreciating my work. Ashkan, for aligning items you can use pull-xs-right / pull-xs-left classes

  • User avatar

    Artur

    [PL] Planuje Pan tłumaczenie, czy będzie tylko po tamizjańsku?

  • User avatar

    Michal Szymanski

    Panie Arturze, niestety nie planujemy tłumaczenia, ponieważ 99% naszych użytkowników jest spoza Polski.

  • Isaac Etor

    Wow.... Super nice, I just downloaded it and what I saw... Words itself is coward to describe... Great work... But just one tiny problem... How do I use it?

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    Michal Szymanski

    Hi Isac, I'm happy to hear you like it. Did you try to follow our 5 min quick start? http://mdbootstrap.com/mdb-quick-start/

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    Max

    Awesome resource, thanks! Whats the E.T.A on steps VI through IX?

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    Michal Szymanski

    Thanks Max. Hard to say because now we focus on Wordpres-MDB tutorials: http://mdbootstrap.com/wordpress-tutorial/

  • User avatar

    Edwin

    I'm Edwin from the Netherlands and this is the first time I think its worth to buy a license for a framework. Its by far the best i've seen and it combines the 2 things I like the most. Bootstrap and Materialize ! Keep up the good work guys

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    Michal Szymanski

    I'm happy to hear that Edwin. We are going to do our best to provide our users the best possible solutions for front-end development and such a comments keep us motivated. Thanks ;)

  • User avatar

    mohitramsharma

    Awesome kit, Special for developer whose who are terrible at designing.

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    Michal Szymanski

    Thanks mohitramsharma :)

  • Damian Dominella

    Simply amazing, simple to use and the result is awesome! Thank you very much

  • Darlington Wleh

    Hey Michal, needless to say, awesome product. Like many other across the site, I too am trying to use this in a couple of angular2 apps. Any progress on that scantly mentioned mdb-angular2 tutorial/documentation? I've been able to resolve most issues so far, but I seem to be stuck on the collapsible sticky admin sidebar. Like others have posited, I believe it's the case of events binding when dom elements are not yet present. To make that worse, I toggle between a top bar menu for non-logged in users and fixed admin sidebar for logged in user. When the toggle happens, angular2 removes or interjects actual dom elements. I'm digging through your js file now to find work-arounds but a comprehensive guide would be most appreciated. Great product, great time saver, that I don't have to worry too much about the ui elements.

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    Michal Szymanski

    Hi Darlington. Thank you very much for such a motivating words. About angular2 - it's really hard for me to say when we'll start to work on it, because we have plenty of other tasks which have to be done first. It's very possible that finally we'll have to ask our users to help us creating a best practice for angular-MDB and together prepare a guidelines. I still keep it in mind and I know how important it would be for all our angular users.

  • User avatar

    Jhon

    Thank you. Hello from Moldova

  • User avatar

    jhuguz

    MDB team, thank you. I have just started the framework and it is awesome. Thanks a lot for simplifying the work of web developers and designers. I am about to update our personal website to use this designs.

  • Akshay Arora

    Hey Michal Szymanski, when can I expect the release of portfolio section of the tutorial ? And thanks for all your tutorials, those were really helpful.

  • User avatar

    Michal Szymanski

    Hi guys. Thank you for motivating words, I'm glad you like our tutorials. We'll publish next lessons probably within a month.

  • User avatar

    Michael west

    How do I use the bootstrap social icons it's not working out for me please

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    Michal Szymanski

    What do you mean by "Bootstrap social icons"? Can you provide a link?

  • Ludwin Mejia

    Hi Mr. Congratulation for this project. It's amazing your skills in this area. I´m from Nicaragua. Only a question, why not any tutorials and examples to begining to advanced about angularjs and MVC model?? Thanks a lot!!!

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    Michal Szymanski

    Hi Ludwin. Thank you, I'm glad you like it. Right now we have to much work to create other tutorials, but it's quite likely we'll create it in the future.

  • User avatar

    Luka

    Thanks Michal! Thanks a lot for your time and work. If it's possible to help in some way (translations, debugging, etc...etc...), just let me know. An hug and good luck and life on this blue planet. :D

  • User avatar

    Michal Szymanski

    Hi Luka! Thank you, your words are very motivating :). Can you contact me on m.szymanski@mdbootstrap.com and write something more about you?

  • Yousuf Omer

    Thanks Michal! Thanks a lot for your time and work. It's amazing your skills in this area. I´m from Sudan ...Words itself is coward to describe... Great work...

  • raj kumar

    Hey Michal, Awesome Tutorials, thanks for sharing the resource. I am waiting your Angular Tutorials.

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    Michal Szymanski

    Thank you guys, I'm really happy you find our work helpful ;)

  • Kelvin Linkan Arifayan

    This website is a complete success.... I've learnt a lot since I started your taking tutorials. Now I can build a full website from scratch with MDB-Bootstrap.... Thanks a million times....

  • User avatar

    eastprogrammer

    Hi Michal, thanks for sharing the knowledge. I feel good after getting to know you. Good luck...

  • User avatar

    sjose1

    Hi Michal, great work. Is there a pdf version of this tutorial?

  • User avatar

    Michal Szymanski

    Hi guys. Thanks, I'm glad you appreciate it. Sjose1 - unfortunately our tutorial is available only online.

  • User avatar

    Eddie

    This is fantastic, thanks for all the hard work!

  • pratiksha chandel

    hi Michal , your tutorial really help me lot.thanks for such creative work tuts and looking forward for same .. keep it up!!!

  • User avatar

    Murad_Khan

    When i copy the code and paste it in the project file. no changes is made.(means its not working ?) Please any help Michal.

  • User avatar

    Michal Szymanski

    Murad, did you follow our 5 min Quick Start? http://mdbootstrap.com/mdb-quick-start/

  • User avatar

    Murad_Khan

    Now its work thanks Michal

  • User avatar

    Murad_Khan

    Is there any codes or tutorials to retrieve data from database (means Php + Bootstrap)

  • User avatar

    James George

    This is fantastic! You've taken the time to help web designers get up to speed with Bootstrap 4. Your courses and information all looks well thought out and you have put together a killer presentation. Keep up the good work, and you now have an avid fan in me.

  • User avatar

    naveen

    This is fantastic! You've taken the time to help web designers get up to speed with Bootstrap 4.

  • User avatar

    corey brown

    Great idea and execution. Wish I had thought of it!

  • User avatar

    Bambhu

    Hi Michal Szymanski, I trying to work with your material but it is so tough to understand, could you help me.

  • User avatar

    Murad Khan

    Is there any code for photo slider in this?

  • User avatar

    Talha Janab

    material select is not working, after adding this code: $(document).ready(function() { $('.mdb-select').material_select(); }); this error is showing Uncaught TypeError: $(...).material_select is not a function

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    Bartłomiej Malanowski

    @Talha, material select is a premium component. You cannot use it with MDB Free

  • User avatar

    Banjo Francis

    You are too beautiful. You have done a great job for people like us. May you remain blessed.

  • User avatar

    Marley Adriano

    Congratulations! This is the best design material implementation for Bootstrap I have ever known. Hello from Brazil.

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    Michal Szymanski

    Thank you :) I am very happy to hear that.

  • User avatar

    vinod patil

    I have use Navbar multilevel menu but not work so please help me

  • User avatar

    Bartłomiej Malanowski

    @vinod, what's the problem?

  • User avatar

    Rob Julio

    Hi , Rob here. Just asking if there is an offline documentation for the components js etc just like in materialize?

  • User avatar

    Mominul Sejan

    Excellent work. Keep up the good work. Its actually really good.

  • User avatar

    Nitin Pol

    Hi Michal Szymanski, First of all Congratulation for this amazing project form me & INDIA !!!

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    Nitin Pol

    I m a UI Developer & i have a 30-40 pages product, which is done in Bootstrap & want to implement your MDB components in my project without having major impact on my previous design. so how i can start ??? pls guide me. thanx in advance.

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    Marta Szymanska

    Hi, the first step you can do is entrance to our Getting Started website: http://mdbootstrap.com/getting-started/ , here you can download free version of MDB and learn more about MDB. Next step is short tutorial how to implement MDB to your project: http://mdbootstrap.com/mdb-quick-start/ .

  • User avatar

    Nitin Pol

    I already learnt your tutorials, but i need some brief information about the specific question....

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    The Code Ninja

    MDB Team, congratulations on this. Great design, thank you for making material design so simple.Good Job

  • User avatar

    Marta Szymanska

    Nitin Pol, please send me specific information what you would like to do with MDB in your project, here is my email: m.szymanska@mdbootstrap.com

  • User avatar

    forhad

    Really Nice initiative. You boys deserve credit for this. If there is any scope to join with you, please let me know. I am quite good in MDB design.

  • User avatar

    Sonu sharma

    Hey what if i want to use mdbootstrap commercially.How much i need to pay for it.

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    Michal Szymanski

    Sonu, if you want to use a Free version of MDB you don't need to pay anything. For Pro version take a look here: http://mdbootstrap.com/product/material-design-for-bootstrap-pro/

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    nikhil24

    Hey Michal , Is MDB compatible with angularjs? And Does it conflict with MDB Js functionality?

  • User avatar

    Kamil Paciepnik

    Hi nikhil24, a lot of users use MDB with Angular but at this moment we don't directly support.

  • User avatar

    nnalam

    Rotating cards not working

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    Marta Szymanska

    Hello nnalam, what version of MDB do you use?

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    SUNNY FICHADIYA

    Hello Michal Szymanski, I am from India. I I want to say biggest thanks for share this thing. Because I found this kind of for last month. So biggest thank you so much and It's so Easy and beautiful component for ever head.

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    Mohammad Owais

    can any one friend give vedio tutorials links MDbootstrap..........???

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    Bartłomiej Malanowski

    @Mohammad Owais, currently, we don't have any video tutorials, but we'll add them in the future

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