A master layout is used for a master layout, which typically consists of a header and footer, as well as a log and navigation bar.
Creating a layout
Create a directory: resources/views/layouts
Create a file called master.blade.php
With the follwing basic content:
Welcome to Laravel
The @yield directive identifies the name of the section embedded into the template.
Using the layout in Views
You will need to Add:
to the top of each view that uses that layout
_Note: Dot notation to represent path_
## Defining Multiple Layout Sections
Eg. Main Content and a Sidebar
`@show`: A shortcut for closing a section and immediately yielding it
`@parent`: cause anything in the views sidebar section to be appended to that is the layouts sidebat section
You can replace instead of append by removing the `@parent`
## View Partials
#### Using View Partials
@foreach ($links as $link)
@include('partials.row', array('link' => $link))
## Integrating CSS and ECMAScript
Images, CSS and ECMAScript should be placed in the `public` folder.
You can use the `LaravelCollective/HTML` package but it seems a waste
No wonder it was removed from the framework but you can check the docs at [Laravel Collective](http://laravelcollective.com/) or on the [laravel Collective Github page](https://github.com/LaravelCollective)
They can't make up their minds whether to keep bootstrap as standard or not.
#### Use a CDN
You could just use a CDN though:
#### Or If you are Cool...
Where bootstrap is not prepackaged, [get bootstrap](http://getbootstrap.com) and download the source files.
Place unzipped contents into `resources/assets/less/bootstrap`
Then place the following at the top of `resources/assets/less/app.less`
The `@import` statement automatically compiles the less into `app.css`
I don't see what the fuss is about but you can try it if you want [Bootstrapper](https://github.com/patricktalmadge/bootstrapper)