Bootstrap is a popular frontend framework for developing responsive, mobile-friendly websites. It’s often used to create the UI for various web pages and apps, both for startups and large multinationals. You can create everything from a landing page for a coffee shop to a social media app that supports millions of users with Bootstrap.
So keep that in mind before you get started on these projects because they aren’t for someone with zero knowledge of front-end development. I have included projects that are beginner friendly, involving just one page. You can also get familiar with Bootstrap by creating your own templates or customizing existing ones.
This Bootstrap landing page also requires SCSS, which is a preprocessor version of CSS with more powerful features and cleaner syntax. Here is a live preview of the live landing page, it works on both desktop and mobile devices. You just have to edit the HTML and CSS files to use this template yourself.
Called Better Nav, this is a project that will teach you how to design an offscreen menu that replaces the default collapsible navbar in Bootstrap. You can place a menu icon on the top right of the page. Upon clicking it, the user will be presented with a bar that slides out of the screen edge.
Extended Menu/ Navbar
With six different themes included within the source code, this is a project that adds some extra features on top of the default Bootstrap navbar. You get a navbar on the top that spans the entire width of the display, with menu elements on the right side. Sections can be added or removed, and you can also implement drop-down elements for the menu.
The source code uses Pug and SCSS instead of HTML and CSS, but you can use regular HTML and CSS for your version of the project. You can also add more features like an image slideshow in the main section of the page. The navbar source code also includes a mobile sidebar menu.
Here’s something that you see in almost every web app or online service that accepts payments- a pricing table. Usually done to differentiate between various tiers of the same service, or as a means of comparison between multiple products from the same brand. With Bootstrap, you can create your very own sleek-looking pricing table.
Included in the source code is a three-column pricing table template that’s fully responsive. Each column includes three parts- a title with the subscription tier, a description, and an action button for users to purchase the service. Individual elements are animated, so they change color and pop out when you hover the cursor on them.
Possibly one of the easiest projects on this list, yet very pretty and responsive. This is a footer collection that can be created within the free Material Design kit from MDB that uses Bootstrap 5. You just have to pick a template of your choosing and paste the code into your MDB project.
There are a total of 25 footer templates in this collection. They range from basic newsletter subscriptions to full-fledged company info footers that contain product and contact links with social media. You can also mix and match these templates to create a custom footer for your needs.
The template provided in this source code example can easily be modified with your own data. It can also be customized to fit your style and personality. You can add or remove sections from the template, switch up the theme, and modify animation effects.
There is a landing page or home page, with an animated text display underneath the website owner’s name. A social media bar is also present with links to sites such as LinkedIn and GitHub. After that, there are multiple sections arranged on the top navbar- about, education, experience, projects, skills, resume, and contact.
Meet The Team Page
When you’re part of an organization and working on the front end, you might be tasked with developing the company’s website. This often includes a “meet the team” page that displays all the top talent in the company, or at least the team responsible for a particular project. The page has to be thematically relevant to the project with a format that catches the eye.
Your job is to introduce the team members in a casual, yet informative manner. Their images and skills should be displayed clearly, with animations for added interactive value.
The source code I have linked contains icons corresponding to the team member’s specialization. But you can also use this template which flips the portraits to reveal a gif.
Here, you’ll create a simple blog template using Bootstrap. It requires very minimal HTML and CSS work. The blog layout we’re going for uses two columns- one contains all the images and posts while the other contains a search box and categories.
There are literally tons of blog templates out there, including many default ones provided within material kits for Bootstrap. But here’s something you can create by yourself. You can also put widgets in the right column, underneath the search option.
An admin dashboard that you can whip up within a couple of days during your spare time. The dashboard comes with a vertical navigation menu on the left. Followed by a user area underneath where you can view your profile information and log in/ log out.
It also contains four horizontal sections in a navbar above the interactive doughnut chart. There is a table underneath the chart which can be used for rankings, and a bar chart to the right. The main navigation bar contains links for presentations, forms, and tables.
Something that you can integrate into a larger app or webpage. This is a simple weather widget that gets its data from an API to give you accurate information on the weather in your location (or any other) via little interactive cards. Information like wind speed, temperature, time, humidity, etc. can be displayed on each individual card.
Both current and future data can be displayed, plus there are cards for weather forecasts. The background is animated, so it reflects the current weather. Icons for sun, cloud, rain, etc. are also included.
Content Management System
You’ll need to use PHP and Laravel for this one. It’s a full-fledged CMS with queuing and catching on the backend. The front end has a home tab, blog tab, events tab, contacts tab, and about tab.
It also has a login and registration system, which is why we need to use Sentry for authentication. You’ll have to set up a database server, along with Google/ Cloudflare Analytics. The CMS comes with 18 themes, most of which are from Bootswatch (you can use your own).
A chatting app built with Bootstrap, you just need some basic HTML and CSS knowledge. It works as a desktop widget or phone app, using a responsive design. On the basic level, it works as a messaging app between two persons.
You have a text input box, along with a send button. Each message has a time and date attached to it, plus you can send emojis and upload files. For group chats, a larger window can be implemented with customizable profile pictures and member lists.
With Bootstrap, you can create a to-do list that is responsive, featureful, and sleek. An endlessly customizable app that runs on both your desktop and phone, with a personalized UI. The to-do list I have linked in the source code comes with many prefabbed variants.
It has a corporate version for team meetings, a general version for shopping and travel, and a slim version. There is also a template for people, where you can assign profile pics to individuals and order tasks in terms of priority (indicated by color).
Using ReactJS and Bootstrap, you can build a beautiful photo album as demonstrated in the linked source code. The component library used for this project is reactstrap There is a call to action button on the top, with an accompanying button to its side.
Images are arranged in the form of cards, measuring 318 x 180 pixels in size. Each card has a view button, which will overlay the image on top of the website for a better view. There is also an edit button, where you can implement a cropping tool.
This payment form is configured to accept credit cards, PayPal, Stripe, and a few other payment options. It displays the item being purchased, its price, additional costs (like shipping and taxes), and total cost. In addition to the default, there are a few other templates that can be used for checkout pages.
Nearly every webpage or online service you’ll work on as a front-end designer will need a login page. So it’s a good idea to get some practice on one. This is a simple Bootstrap login page that comes with four items- the login page itself, a registration form, forgot password page, and a reset password page.
It is compatible with all modern browsers (including IE11) and is fully responsive so you can expect it to work just fine on a mobile page. With some CSS tweaks, you can also implement your own dark mode. And as a finishing touch, you can add social media login buttons by yourself.
Fancy some brain exercise? Try creating this quiz app which runs on both desktop and mobile using Bootstrap. It can be turned into a multiplayer with a ranking system and score table.
To pair with the checkout page and landing page we created earlier, here is a shopping cart. You can even throw in the pricing table we did for a complete e-commerce front end. The shopping cart displays information in columns, with the left side containing items you have in your cart and the right containing a checkout window.
Items have an image, quantity, and price, along with a delete from cart option. They can also be sorted by price. The checkout window lets you enter the card number and name, it also shows the total amount including shipping and taxes.
A newsfeed is something that you can integrate with the blog project I posted earlier in the list. The newsfeed linked in the source code contains multiple templates, each with its own code. You can paste the code in MDB 5 to get your template.
You can also customize each template to fit the theme of your site, by making a few simple HTML changes. The newsfeed template contains multiple sections. There is a blog post section, a news aggregator section, and a social media section.
Tic Tac Toe Game
At the start, the player is asked whether they want to use X or O. Then, they play against the AI. There are two difficulty levels- easy, and hard.
The bottom has a scoreboard that keeps a record of wins and draws for both sides. The typeface is a hand-drawn style, and there’s a black background to make this game easier on the eyes. You can tweak the CSS to get a look that suits you.
I hope this article inspired you to go ahead and create some awesome content with Bootstrap. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a template, landing page, or weather app. Doing is the best way of learning so start practicing now using the many examples I’ve listed.
You can combine Bootstrap with MySQL and PHP to create some truly powerful web apps and services. Like a portfolio management system or e-commerce site. More advanced users can incorporate items from this list into their full-stack projects.