As was recently announced, Bootstrap is
now part of the OpenNTF XPages Extension Library, added in release 10.
The ExtLib includes a new plugin that contains Bootstrap 3.2.0, providing
new renderers for the XPage core controls, the ExtLib controls, and two
new Bootstrap themes. An added benefit of supporting Bootstrap is
that the ExtLib now includes jQuery 2.1.1, giving XPages developers the
power to use jQuery in their apps as well.
As most XPages developers know, Responsive Web Design has become an essential
part of the web development world. Not only does it allow developers to
build an app which delivers an appropriate form factor for everything from
a desktop browser to tablet to smartphone, but it also delivers a more
modern looking UI. Bootstrap is one of the most popular responsive frameworks
and there has been a lot of blogging about how to use it in XPages applications
in recent times.
In 2013, the Bootstrap4XPages project was released on OpenNTF, allowing
XPages developers to create Responsive applications by installing a Bootstrap
library. But now that Bootstrap is part of the XPages ExtLib, it is easier
than ever to use Bootstrap in XPages. So, go get the latest version of
the XPages Extension Library (v901_00_10) and get responsive!
To get you going, Brian Gleeson from the XPages team in IBM has created
this video about making your XPages apps responsive: