There are a few easy ways to quickly get started with Bootstrap, each one appealing to a different skill level and use case. Read through to see what suits your particular needs.

Download compiled CSS and JS

The fastest way to get started is to get the compiled and minified versions of our CSS and JavaScript. No documentation or original source files are included.

Download Bootstrap


More download options

Download latest source code

Get the original files for all CSS and JavaScript by downloading the latest version directly from GitHub.

Clone or fork via GitHub

Clone the entire project or fork your own version of Bootstrap to make it your own by visiting us on GitHub.

Install with Bower

Install and manage the original files for all CSS and JavaScript, along with a local copy of the docs, using Bower.

$ bower install bootstrap

Use the Bootstrap CDN

The folks over at NetDNA have graciously provided CDN support for Bootstrap's CSS and JavaScript. To use, swap your local instances for the Bootstrap CDN links listed below.

1 <!-- Latest compiled and minified CSS -->
2 <link rel="stylesheet" href="//netdna.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.0.0-rc1/css/bootstrap.min.css">
3 
4 <!-- Latest compiled and minified JavaScript -->
5 <script src="//netdna.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.0.0-rc1/js/bootstrap.min.js"></script>

LESS compilation

If you download the original files, you need to compile Bootstrap's LESS files into usable CSS. To do that, Bootstrap only officially supports Recess, Twitter's CSS hinter built on top of less.js.