Angular 5 Bootstrap 4 Web App Template in 10 Minutes

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This blog represents tips/concepts and code samples in relation with a quick starter web app project template using Angular 5 and Bootstrap 4. The following are key points described in this blog:

  • Setup Angular development environment
  • Create a new Angular template project
  • Create components
  • Add bootstrap file entries in index.html
  • Place code in NavBar Component’s template
  • Place code in Homepage Component’s template
  • Run and Test the app

Once done with the instructions, you should be able to get an Angular app such as that shown in the following screenshot, up and running in no time:

Angular 5 Bootstrap 4 Web App Template

Figure 1. Angular 5 Bootstrap 4 Web App Template

Setup Angular Development Environment

  • Install NodeJS and NPM if not present on your machine.
  • Install Angular CLI globally: It comes with ng command which can be used to perform activities such as creating angular projects, components etc as shown later in this blog.
    npm install -g @angular/cli
    

Create a New Angular Template Project

Execute the following command to setup the Angular 5 Starter Project

ng new tutosphere



Create Components

  • Go to the project root folder such as tutosphere¬†as created using above command (ng new tutosphere).
  • Execute following commands to create following components. In figure 1, note that there are two components such as one representing navigation bar and another representing homepage.
    • Navigation Bar
      ng g component nav-bar
      
    • Home Page
      ng g component home-page
      

Add Bootstrap File Entries in index.html

  • Place following CSS snippet within head section
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/4.0.0-beta.2/css/bootstrap.min.css" integrity="sha384-PsH8R72JQ3SOdhVi3uxftmaW6Vc51MKb0q5P2rRUpPvrszuE4W1povHYgTpBfshb" crossorigin="anonymous">
    
  • Place following JS snippet within body tag
    <body class="container">
    <app-root></app-root>
    <!-- Bootstrap Javascript -->
    <script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.2.1.slim.min.js" integrity="sha384-KJ3o2DKtIkvYIK3UENzmM7KCkRr/rE9/Qpg6aAZGJwFDMVNA/GpGFF93hXpG5KkN" crossorigin="anonymous"></script>
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/popper.js/1.12.3/umd/popper.min.js" integrity="sha384-vFJXuSJphROIrBnz7yo7oB41mKfc8JzQZiCq4NCceLEaO4IHwicKwpJf9c9IpFgh" crossorigin="anonymous"></script>
    <script src="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/4.0.0-beta.2/js/bootstrap.min.js" integrity="sha384-alpBpkh1PFOepccYVYDB4do5UnbKysX5WZXm3XxPqe5iKTfUKjNkCk9SaVuEZflJ" crossorigin="anonymous"></script></body>
    

Place Code in NavigationBar Component’s Template


<nav class="navbar navbar-expand-md navbar-dark bg-dark mb-4">
  <a class="navbar-brand" href="#">Tutosphere</a>
  <button class="navbar-toggler" type="button" data-toggle="collapse" data-target="#navbarSupportedContent" aria-controls="navbarSupportedContent" aria-expanded="false" aria-label="Toggle navigation">
    <span class="navbar-toggler-icon"></span>
  </button>
<div class="collapse navbar-collapse" id="navbarSupportedContent">
<ul class="navbar-nav mr-auto flex-row">
<li class="nav-item dropdown">
        <a class="nav-link dropdown-toggle" href="#" id="navbarDropdown" role="button" data-toggle="dropdown" aria-haspopup="true" aria-expanded="false">
          Teachers
        </a>
<div class="dropdown-menu" aria-labelledby="navbarDropdown">
          <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Manage Students</a>
<div class="dropdown-divider"></div>
          <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Manage Staff</a>
        </div>
      </li>
<li class="nav-item dropdown">
        <a class="nav-link dropdown-toggle" href="#" id="navbarDropdown" role="button" data-toggle="dropdown" aria-haspopup="true" aria-expanded="false">
          Students
        </a>
<div class="dropdown-menu" aria-labelledby="navbarDropdown">
          <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Find Teachers</a>
        </div>
      </li>
    </ul>

<ul class="navbar-nav flex-row ml-md-auto d-none d-md-flex">
<li class="nav-item">
        <a class="nav-link" href="#">Signup</a>
      </li>
<li class="nav-item">
        <a class="nav-link" href="#">Login</a>
      </li>
    </ul>
  </div>
</nav>

Place Code in HomePage Component’s Template


<div class="jumbotron">
  

<h1>Welcome to Tutosphere</h1>

 This is a platform for teachers and students. If you are a teacher or a training institute, signup today and start managing your students.
  <a class="btn btn-lg btn-primary" href="../../components/navbar/" role="button">New User? Get Started</a>
</div>


Change AppComponent Template

Place following code in app.component.html to include the home page and navigation bar component.


<div class="container">
<app-nav-bar></app-nav-bar>
<app-home-page></app-home-page>
</div>


And, You are all set! Run and Test the App

Execute the following command in root folder to see your app.

ng serve --open

The above would open the app in the browser at URL such as http://localport:4200.

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Ajitesh Kumar

Ajitesh Kumar

Ajitesh is passionate about various different technologies including programming languages such as Java/JEE, Javascript, PHP, C/C++, mobile programming languages etc, and, computing fundamentals related with cloud-native technologies, application security, cloud computing platforms, mobile apps, big data etc.

He has also authored the book, Building Web Apps with Spring 5 and Angular.
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