Installation via NodeJS is the recommended method. It is preferred because you can use it to build the files selecting just the components you want.
Step 1: Install Node (Link)
Step 2: Install Gulp globally ( -g ) on your computer
npm install -g gulp
Semantic UI uses Gulp to provide command line tools for building themed versions of the library with just the components you need.
Step 3: Install Semantic-UI locally for your project
cd /path/to/your/project npm install semantic-ui --save
Step 4: Navigate to the folder where semantic-ui was saved and run the following gulp task (This may be automatically done)
cd node_modules/semantic-ui gulp install
This will launch the interactive installer. Just follow the instructions to select the SUI elements that you want and it will build the relevant files for you.
Step 5: Link to your HTML
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="semantic/dist/semantic.min.css"> <script src="semantic/dist/semantic.min.js"></script>