Building a Mobile-Friendly Website with C#.NET, Bootstrap, and jQuery

Prerequisites: Familiarity with C# programming, HTML, CSS, and a basic understanding of Bootstrap and jQuery.

Required Tools: Visual Studio, .NET SDK

Step 1: Set Up Your Project

  1. Open Visual Studio and select “Create a new project”.
  2. Choose “ASP.NET Web Application(.NET Framework)” as the project type.
  3. Name your project and select a location to save it, then click “Create”.
  4. On the next screen, select “Empty” then check “MVC” under “Add folders and core references for”, and click “Create”.

Step 2: Install Bootstrap and jQuery

  1. In the Solution Explorer, right-click on the project and choose “Manage NuGet Packages”.
  2. Under “Browse”, search for “Bootstrap”. Select it and click “Install”.
  3. Repeat the process and search for “jQuery”, select it and click “Install”.

Step 3: Create a Layout

  1. In the Solution Explorer, right-click on the “Views” folder, then “Shared”, select “Add”, then “New Item”.
  2. Choose “MVC View Layout Page (Razor)” as the template, name it “_Layout.cshtml” and click “Add”.
  3. Replace the automatically generated code with the following:
<!DOCTYPE html>
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="~/Content/bootstrap.min.css" />
    <div class="container">
    <script src="~/Scripts/jquery-3.5.1.min.js"></script>
    <script src="~/Scripts/bootstrap.min.js"></script>
    @RenderSection("Scripts", required: false)

Step 4: Create a Controller and View

  1. In Solution Explorer, right-click on the “Controllers” folder, select “Add”, then “Controller”.
  2. Choose “MVC 5 Controller – Empty”, click “Add”, name it “HomeController” and click “OK”.
  3. In the newly created “HomeController”, add an “Index” action like this:
public ActionResult Index()
    return View();
  1. In Solution Explorer, right-click on the “Index” action, select “Add View”, keep the default options and click “Add”.

Step 5: Update the View

  1. In the “Index.cshtml” file, add the following code:
    ViewBag.Title = "Home Page";
    Layout = "~/Views/Shared/_Layout.cshtml";

<div class="jumbotron text-center">
    <h1>Welcome to Our Site!</h1>
    <p>Responsive web design using C#.NET, Bootstrap, and jQuery</p> 

Step 6: Test Your Website

  1. Press “F5” or click “Start Debugging” to run your application.
  2. You should see a responsive website with a heading and a paragraph.

This is a basic introduction to creating a responsive, mobile-friendly website using C#.NET, Bootstrap, and jQuery. You can now expand this website by adding more controllers, views, and using the power of Bootstrap and jQuery to create interactive elements.

Remember, Bootstrap classes can be used to create grid layouts, navigation bars, forms, and more, while jQuery can be used to handle user interactions, animations, and AJAX requests. Keep exploring and happy coding