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Challenge: Styling panels and callouts

From: Up and Running with Bootstrap 3

Video: Challenge: Styling panels and callouts

Now that you know a bit about Bootstrap's styling, now it's time for yet another challenge. So here's what I'd like you to take a look at in this particular challenge. So first of all, in the page that I'm about to show you, in your Exercise Files folder. Its 03_09 the html file, copy it into your Bootstrap folder. If you take a look at that, what I'd like for you to do is to style the left column as a panel. And a panel is a specific kind of Bootstrap styling, you're going to need to go to the Bootstrap website, take a look at their documentation.

Challenge: Styling panels and callouts

Now that you know a bit about Bootstrap's styling, now it's time for yet another challenge. So here's what I'd like you to take a look at in this particular challenge. So first of all, in the page that I'm about to show you, in your Exercise Files folder. Its 03_09 the html file, copy it into your Bootstrap folder. If you take a look at that, what I'd like for you to do is to style the left column as a panel. And a panel is a specific kind of Bootstrap styling, you're going to need to go to the Bootstrap website, take a look at their documentation.

And here's the URL for it. Read about panels and see if you can figure out how to style that left column to be a little bit more attractive in the form of a panel. Then the next thing that I'd like you to do, is to take the four boxes that stretch across the bottom of the page, and I'd like you to turn these into thumbnails. Even though there's no images present, the thumbnail, remember from the Thumbnails video that I did a little bit earlier, puts a nice little box around each one of these with captions and things. And so I'd like you to implement those as thumbnails just to draw a little bit more attention to those little boxes of information So to be a little bit more specific about this, if you come to the webpage here, it's the one we've been working on so far.

These are the boxes down here on the bottom. I'd like you to treat those all as individual thumbnails. And even though there's no images here, you can still treat these as little boxes of text as thumbnails. Notice that you are going to encounter one little problem here as you work on this. As you make your screen narrower, because these are all different sizes. Look, that you've got a little wrapping problem that's going on here. So, what's happening is that the text here in Vaccinations is a little longer than the text in Checkups. So Senior Pets, which is supposed to be aligned right here under Vaccinations, actually winds up getting pushed over to the right.

And Diet Plans winds up on another line because there was room for it on the second line. So, that's another little thing that you're going to have to look into. You take a look at Bootstraps grid documentation. You might find this problem directly addressed. I estimate that this challenge will take you about ten minutes to solve. Maybe it might be a little bit more time. It might take some of you more like 20 minutes. If you have a little bit less experience with HTML and CSS, you may have a little bit more to read. And I'll show you my solution to this challenge in the next video.

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Up and Running with Bootstrap 3

37 video lessons · 24970 viewers

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  1. 5m 25s
    1. Welcome
      58s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 19s
    3. Installing Sublime Text 2
      3m 8s
  2. 29m 0s
    1. What is Bootstrap?
      8m 1s
    2. Downloading and unzipping Bootstrap 3
      4m 31s
    3. Examining Bootstrap file structure
      4m 34s
    4. Adding CSS to a Bootstrap HTML file
      4m 35s
    5. Adding JavaScript to a Bootstrap HTML file
      7m 19s
  3. 44m 38s
    1. Exploring Bootstrap's grid system
      9m 10s
    2. Creating new rows and cells
      14m 5s
    3. Adjusting column widths using offset
      5m 2s
    4. Changing column order using push and pull
      5m 34s
    5. Nesting columns
      3m 43s
    6. Creating a JumboTron-style layout
      3m 41s
    7. Challenge: Working with grids
      1m 31s
    8. Solution: Working with grids
      1m 52s
  4. 53m 34s
    1. Exploring basic typography: The small and blockquote tags
      4m 29s
    2. Exploring Bootstrap's responsive classes including .hidden and .visible
      4m 44s
    3. Styling buttons using btn classes
      4m 43s
    4. Styling images with responsiveness and decorative touches
      5m 22s
    5. Incorporating Bootstrap 3 glyph icons
      3m 28s
    6. Creating a thumbnail gallery
      6m 2s
    7. Styling tabular data
      5m 3s
    8. Overriding core CSS with custom styles
      12m 53s
    9. Challenge: Styling panels and callouts
      2m 17s
    10. Solution: Styling panels and callouts
      4m 33s
  5. 27m 41s
    1. Implementing location breadcrumbs
      6m 38s
    2. Using tabs and pills for navigation
      6m 58s
    3. Developing a responsive navigation bar
      9m 9s
    4. Challenge: Modify the "pancake" button
      1m 3s
    5. Solution: Modify the "pancake" button
      3m 53s
  6. 37m 45s
    1. Implementing dropdowns within a navigation bar
      5m 5s
    2. Tabbing within the same page
      15m 45s
    3. Accordion panels with collapse functionality
      11m 37s
    4. Challenge: Tooltips
      1m 59s
    5. Solution: Tooltips
      3m 19s
  7. 3m 0s
    1. Next steps towards advanced Bootstrap
      3m 0s

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