Bambu Bootstrap

Use Twitter’s Bootstrap CSS framework to build your app. All the views Bambu uses all extend a base template which you create, that can be based on a skeleton Bootstrap template. Shortcut tags let you easily add breadcrumb trails and icons to your apps.

About Bambu Bootstrap

Bambu Tools is a set of reusable Django apps and utility packages that help prototyping and building web apps easier. To a degree, this starts with the front-end scaffolding. Bambu Bootstrap provides a base template along with a set of useful tags and filters that make building web apps using this framework easier.

About Bambu Tools 2.0

This is part of a toolset called Bambu Tools. It’s being moved from a namespace of bambu to its own ‘root-level’ package, along with all the other tools in the set. If you’re upgrading from a version prior to 2.0, please make sure to update your code to use bambu_bootstrap rather than bambu.bootstrap.


Install the package via Pip:

pip install bambu-bootstrap

Add it to your INSTALLED_APPS list and add Bootstrap and Font-Awesome to your BOWER_INSTALLED_APPS list (see the django-bower documentation) for details on managing static files through Bower.



Remember to run python bower install and python collectstatic.

Basic usage

Within your project, start with a template called base.html. This should extend the Bootstrap base template,, at bootstrap/base.html.

Use the extra_head block to specify stylesheets or script tags that must, by necessity live in the head of your document.

Use the content block for the main content of your page.

Use the javascript block to specify JavaScript that can run at the very bottom of the page.

Questions or suggestions?

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