Up and Running with Bootstrap 3
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Solution: Working with grids


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Up and Running with Bootstrap 3

with Jen Kramer

Video: Solution: Working with grids

Alright, so how did you do? Well here's my solution to the challenge, and this is my completed webpage here. You'll see that I've got a left column here with the cute little puppy dog, the information about what they specialize in, and over on the right side here, we have the broad introduction to the veterinary firm here. And then down underneath, we have pictures of the doctors, with their bios directly underneath of those. So, that's what my page looks like, and if you take a look at the HTML, you'll see how this is put together. So, I reordered the source.
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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
Subject:
Web
Software:
Bootstrap
Author:
Jen Kramer

Solution: Working with grids

Alright, so how did you do? Well here's my solution to the challenge, and this is my completed webpage here. You'll see that I've got a left column here with the cute little puppy dog, the information about what they specialize in, and over on the right side here, we have the broad introduction to the veterinary firm here. And then down underneath, we have pictures of the doctors, with their bios directly underneath of those. So, that's what my page looks like, and if you take a look at the HTML, you'll see how this is put together. So, I reordered the source.

I took the aside, that was originally at the top of the page, and I've moved it down towards the bottom. And then I've made use of Bootstrap's push and pull classes to push and pull the content on the page so that when this page gets narrower, like this, we start with the content here about the veterinarians and then we have their bios underneath. And then down here at the bottom we have this extra little bit of information. So that is accomplished here in this first row here around line 14.

Then we don't end the article too quickly though, inside of that we have embedded another row. This is coded with the medium grid and just the medium grid. So these are going across until it reaches a certain break point and then they're going to stack vertically after that. So there's the bios for all the doctors. Using the medium grid system and then finally we end the article at line 36. Then we have the aside here with the information about their various areas of specialty, and we've used the pull class again. To pull that all the way over to the left side of the screen at large dimensions whereas at the smaller mobile dimensions this will be further down on the page.

So, hopefully you managed to make use of the grid system to do something kind of like this or maybe you've come up with your own brilliant solution. So, well done everybody! And in the next chapter, we're going to move on to more styling with CSS.

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