Another Bootstrap Question


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I searched for Bootstrap here and found a number of posts but I'm still confused about the relationship to RLM. I'm just getting into the Responsive thing and have been playing with my copy of RLM. I also develop in VS2013 and am learning ASP.NET MVC 5 which includes Bootstrap 3 in its basic website template. RLM seems to have the control I'm looking for - especially with breakpoints. Also, I really don't know much about Bootstrap other than the fact that an MVC 5 project seems to be fairly responsive - but not really sure how it works.

I'd like to understand more about the implications of using RML along with Bootstrap or would it be better to not to use them together. It would seem like the CSS would conflict? And yet, MVC 5 uses a fair amount of CSS classes in the template. Any enlightenment will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


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I would think you shouldn't have to many issues as Boostrap is really just a bunch of pre-defined styles. You can always place a custom.css to override anything that might not be working as expected. Coffeecup has their coffeegrinder available for RLM and that works very well.
I can't hear what I'm looking at.
It's easy to overlook something you're not looking for.

Here's my S-Drive site with
examples of what can be accomplished in VSD.
https://progrower.coffeecup.com/
Here's my CoffeeCup SCCP Shop with examples of what can be done.
http://progrower.coffeecup.com/shop/
This is a site I built for my work.(RSD)
http://esmansgreenhouse.com
This is a site I built for use in my job.(HTML Editor)
https://pestlogbook.com
This is my personnel site used for testing and as an easy way to share photos.(RLM imported to RSD)
http://ericrohloff.com


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10,951 posts

If you're wanting to use Bootstrap instead of the limited features of CoffeeGrinder, you need to start the project in Bootstrap mode rather than CoffeeGrinder mode. To do this go to the File menu and choose New From and then choose Bootstrap 2 Grid on that list.
From there you can go here to see what types of pre-defined styles you can use:
http://getbootstrap.com/2.3.2/components.html

These can be applied within RLMP, but the limitation there is that RLMP will only accept one style tag so you may need to add some after you export the site. I tend to keep a listing of the changes I need to make after export as I'm designing.

Do keep in mind that this would be Bootstrap 2, not 3 as they have not gotten 3 into RLMP as of yet. Hopefully that's something coming soon so we can take advantage of the new features as well.

Give it a try and play with it and you'll see it's pretty easy to apply the styles within the program as well as after export.

Hope that helps :)


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25 posts

Thanks very much for the replies - I'll play around with using both together.


Registered User
3 posts

I'm lost..:rolleyes: How can you start a new post, I seem only to be able to reply? maybe this is how it is..OR as usually It's my bad that I misunderstand things when it comes to new software or forums..

Anyway, My question is, as trying to learn BB...How to upgrade the bootstrap version (3.6) to 3.7
As I am from Dreamweaver and used to have all updates automatically updated
Sorry if I post this in wrong room, but as I said..I didn't found any other way
Exercitatio artem parat - Practice makes perfect


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Ah..I was to fast for my own good, I found the answers my self..learning..learning!
Exercitatio artem parat - Practice makes perfect

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