Aries - Free Bootstrap HTML Template

Aries - Free Bootstrap HTML Template

Aries is a Bootstrap 4.0 template built with Sass, concatenation, minification, autoprefixer, Browsersync, hot reloading and sourcemaps all ran by Gulp. A great Bootstrap starter template for both, beginners and developers.


  • Download
  • Extract and copy “docs” folder, this is the only one you’ll need.
  • Get Started:
  • open index.html in your browser to visit the homepage
  • go to assets/css/theme.css - add/edit your custom CSS
  • got to assets/js/theme.js - add/edit your custom JS


  • Clone this repo: git clone
  • Navigate into the repo directory: cd template-aries-bootstrap-html
  • Install all node packages: npm install
  • Get started:
    • gulp serve - starts localhost server with browser-sync, watches html sass js with hot reloading
    • gulp - minify css/js and builds your app into the docs directory, ready for production
    • header and footer are edited via partials folder ONLY. Any change you make here will automatically update all your files, so you don not have to manually modify them each time edit your menu (as an example). The output in the main files will be wrapped between:
<!-- inject:partials/header.html -->
<!-- endinject -->
<!-- inject:partials/footer.html -->
<!-- endinject -->

Make sure you do not touch anything between these tags in the main files. Just edit your header in footer in partials and simply watch the changes.


This project requires you to have a installation of nodejs with npm This project also requires you to have global installations of gulp.

Install gulp globally:

npm install -g gulp

Gulp commands

gulp serve

The gulp serve command starts a local Browsersync server that serves your files in the browser. It automatically reload the current page when changing html, sass and js files. The output of all sass files go to main.css. All js files are concatenated into main.js. You can access the project live in development with other devices on the same network. Go to the “External” address specified by Browsersync in the terminal in the browser of your device.

gulp serve

gulp (build)

The default gulp command is set to creating a “docs” directory with a production version of the project, ready to be deployed. It minifies and renames js/css assets as well as cleaning the old “docs” directory. CSS is autoprefixed for the latest two browser versions.


gulp concatScripts

The gulp concatScripts command combines the specified js ressources into main.js. You can add new js files to this command on line 16 in gulpfile.js You might want to run concatScripts once seperately after adding new js files.

gulp concatScripts

Overwriting Bootstrap Sass variables

You can overwrite specific bootstrap sass variables by uncommenting lines in assets/css/1-frameworks/bootstrap/bootstrap-user-variables.scss