Up and Running with Bootstrap 3
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Nesting columns


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Up and Running with Bootstrap 3

with Jen Kramer

Video: Nesting columns

The next thing I'd like to cover is the concept of nesting rows in your layouts. So, I am taking a look right now at html file 02_05. It's in your Exercise Files folder. Go ahead and copy that on into your Bootstrap folder. And this is the HTML for that page. If you Right Click anywhere on it and choose Open in Browser, here's the page that we're looking at. So, this is the same page we've been working on with an addition. You'll see down here towards the bottom of the page that we have a series of four additional columns here.
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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. 43m 46s
    1. Exploring Bootstrap's grid system
      9m 10s
    2. Creating new rows and cells
      13m 17s
    3. Adjusting column widths using offset
      5m 2s
    4. Changing column order using push and pull
      5m 33s
    5. Nesting columns
      3m 42s
    6. Creating a JumboTron-style layout
      3m 40s
    7. Challenge: Working with grids
      1m 30s
    8. Solution: Working with grids
      1m 52s
  4. 53m 33s
    1. Exploring basic typography: The small and blockquote tags
      4m 28s
    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 40s
    1. Implementing location breadcrumbs
      6m 37s
    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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Meet Bootstrap, the one-stop shop for designing sleek, mobile-ready websites with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. It's an open-source, responsive design framework, featuring a grid-based layout system, web-ready icons you can incorporate into your designs, fully functional navigation, and much more. Join Jen Kramer for a quick overview of all of the goodies in Bootstrap, and then learn how to customize the grid, override the CSS to customize your site, and leverage Bootstrap's stylish built-in JavaScript effects. Once you're prepared to test your knowledge, you can take the hands-on challenges offered by Jen.

Topics include:
  • Downloading and installing Bootstrap
  • Understanding the Bootstrap file structure
  • Exploring the 12-column grid
  • Changing column width and order
  • Styling buttons, images, and tables
  • Overriding core CSS
  • Creating a thumbnail gallery
  • Adding JavaScript effects, like dropdown menus, tabs, accordions, and more
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Nesting columns

The next thing I'd like to cover is the concept of nesting rows in your layouts. So, I am taking a look right now at html file 02_05. It's in your Exercise Files folder. Go ahead and copy that on into your Bootstrap folder. And this is the HTML for that page. If you Right Click anywhere on it and choose Open in Browser, here's the page that we're looking at. So, this is the same page we've been working on with an addition. You'll see down here towards the bottom of the page that we have a series of four additional columns here.

Talking about Vaccinations, Checkups, Senior Pets, and Diet Plans. And as we make this page narrower, you'll see that the grid is adapting as we'd expect. At some break point here, I think this is the small grid, these are now stacked going two across like this. Isn't that lovely? Looks great. And we've got good source ordering going on here with the services and the additional information. So, there's nothing wrong with the way this page is laid out. Nothing at all. But what I'd really like to have happen is at these larger dimensions where I've got these four boxes going all the way across the screen.

What if I just wanted those four boxes to show up here, underneath the services information? So, just to have those four boxes there, underneath of just the Services side of things. So that my left column remains clean rather than having this content stretch all the way across the page. How could I do that? Well, there's a couple of ways you could do that. You could take the right column here, which is made up of, at least at some dimensions it's made up of eight columns, others it's made up of seven I believe. But if you've took those eight you could divide those into two columns each and you could set up your content that way.

But, that's kind of complicated and kind of strange and may or may not work well. What's the easier way to approach this is to simply nest this whole row inside of the row that already exists for where the services information is dwelling. And so I'm going to show you how to do that now. So if you scroll on down here. We're looking at the row 2 area and it's its own row. So this is row 3 starting at line 38. So here is the layout for those four little boxes.

We have the column medium and the column extra small. Sort of grid systems associated with these. What I'd like to do is somehow get this whole row inside of and as part of the article that is already there on the page. So what I'm going to do here is, I'm actually going to take row 3 here. Starting at line 38. And I'm going to go through and I'm going to cut all of this entire row. The whole thing. And I'm going to move it on up the page here to just at the end of the paragraph here. Just before the /article tag around line 30.

And we're going to go ahead and paste right here. So there's that row and I'm going to go ahead and highlight that one more time and I'm just going to indent that a little bit so that we can see it a little bit more clearly. There we go. And I'm going to go ahead and save this page. File. Save. And, now if you refresh this page in your browser, you'll see that this entire row is now nested right here inside of this column that's talking about services. And there's our four boxes. Now, those of you with sharp eyes are going to notice that we have some weird alignment things that are going on here.

Some of these boxes are possibly pushed down a little bit lower than other boxes and there's other various alignment things that are happening here that may be bothering you at this point in time. Try not to let them bother you. We are going to be doing quite a bit more with these boxes and we're going to take care of some of those alignment issues in future videos. But before we get to all of that styling stuff, I want to finish up with the grid. And the next thing I want to take a look at is some device specific styling inside of Bootstrap.

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