Layoutit.com is a great tool for building simple HTML with the Bootstrap grid system.

I wish I can embed a tool (free or paid) like this in my own app's back office to allow users to build simples layout for the content.

After several searches, I'm unable to find any tool like that. Any tips? I could make one, but I do not want to reinvent the wheel :)

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  • A very good question. I am slowly migrating from Bootstrap Grid to CSS grid and might well ask a similar question for that Aug 22, 2018 at 9:27
  • Wah! It already generates CSS grid too; now to see if we can embed something like it in our own apps Aug 22, 2018 at 12:58

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This fits the requirements: https://github.com/savokiss/layoutit

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Open source license (MIT, seems to contain some GPLv3 though).

Live demo: http://savokiss.me/layoutit/en/

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    May 23, 2020 at 14:02

I'm not sure if I understand your question, but if you want an alternative to Layoutit you can overhaul these.

  1. Jetstrap - tool paid
  2. Bootply
  3. Rapidmoon
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    I want a tool similar to Layoutit.com or the ones you marked in your post, that I can download (not the result, but the tool itself) to embed in my backoffice. The goal is to offer a similar tool to the users of my webapp, in my backoffice. They are not good in HTML so they will be able to design their own pages in my webapp. Currently, these tools allows you to design a simple layout with drag&drop, and download the html markup result. I want to offer similar tool into my backoffice, without needing to go to layoutit.com. dunno if I'm clear :) Sep 30, 2014 at 8:27
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    @LaurentLevasseur The word you're looking for is "self-hosted" or "on-premises" Dec 1, 2015 at 19:27
  • Yup. OP, pelase update your question for clarity (and use those terms in any Google search - especially self-hosted" ) Aug 22, 2018 at 9:28

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