Installing Bootstrap for Rails 4.2. Guide and tutorial from the RailsApps Project.


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Resources for Rails and Bootstrap

Bootstrap Quickstart Guide

Bootstrap Quickstart Guide


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  • form helpers
Rails and Bootstrap

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  • modal windows
  • forms and more
Bootstrap Example Application

Bootstrap Example Application on GitHub

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