Bootstrap 3 with concrete5.6
I'll preface my question with this - I'm not new to web development, but I am a total noob with concrete5. Still getting my head around the terminology like blocks and page types.
I need to build a responsive, mostly static site with concrete5.6 built on the bootstrap 3 grid system (upgrading to 5.7 isn't an option for this project). However it seems that 5.6 ships with bootstrap 2 out of the box - how can I upgrade this to bootstrap 3? I couldn't find any minimal bootstrap 3 themes for 5.6, is my best option here building my own theme?
Thanks in advance
TO make a theme work with another bootstrap, its best to leave all the c5 core alone and to generate a bootstrap that is namespaced to only apply within the your theme.
Would it be easier if I built the pages in HTML/CSS on my end with my text editor of choice, then concrete-ized the pages by appending the relevant php tags and so on?
Any issues using a CDN for bootstrap and libraries like font awesome?
There are several bootstrap based themes in the marketplace.
A CDN is OK if you are using the standard css and js. However, because you will need namespaced css and js, standard files from a CDN are likely to lead to conflicts with the c5 core.