Bower allows us to declare third-party dependencies for our app (CSS and JS) without having to commit all of their code or stay up to date with the latest version.
To install Bower for the first time run:
npm install -g bower
Once you have Bower installed, you can now set up your project to use Bower to list your dependencies.
To add a new
bower.json file to any project run:
This will start a wizard which allows you to name and add descriptions to your project. For most of these fields you can use the default since we will not be publishing anything to the Bower registry.
Now you will want to bring in your first dependency for your project. To do this run:
bower install <dep name> -S
This will not only install the dependency in a new
bower_components directory, but it will also add the new package in the
dependencies list in your
Let's say that you have a project with an existing
bower.json file and some listed dependencies.
To install all of the listed dependencies for a project run:
css-reset- Resets all default CSS Styles
fontawesome- Allows you to use icons based on Font Awesome