See how aspects of the Bootstrap grid system work across multiple devices with a handy table.
|Extra small devices Phones
|Small devices Landscape Phones
|Medium devices Dekstops
|Large devices Dekstops
|Extra large devices Dekstops
|Grid behavior||Horizontal at all times||Collapsed to start, horizontal above breakpoints|
|Max container width||None (auto)||540px||750px||970px||1170px|
|# of columns||12|
|Max column width||Auto||60px||78px||95px||112px|
|Gutter width||30px (15px on each side of a column)|
Grid classes apply to devices with screen widths greater than or equal to the breakpoint sizes, and override grid classes targeted at smaller devices. Therefore, applying any
.col-md- class to an element will
not only affect its styling on medium devices but also on large devices if a
.col-lg- class is not present.
Using a single set of
.col-md-* grid classes, you can create a default grid system that starts out stacked on mobile devices and tablet devices (the extra small to small range) before becoming horizontal on desktop
(medium) devices. Place grid columns in any
Example: Mobile and Desktop
Don't want your columns to simply stack in smaller devices? Use the extra small and medium device grid classes by adding
.col-md-* to your columns. See the example below for a better idea of
how it all works.
Example: Mobile, Tablet, Dekstops
Build on the previous example by creating even more dynamic and powerful layouts with tablet
Responsive Column Resets
With the four tiers of grids available you're bound to run into issues where, at certain breakpoints, your columns don't clear quite right as one is taller than the other. To fix that, use a combination of a
our responsive utility classes.
Resize your viewport or check it out on your phone for an example.
With the move to flexbox, we no longer have style of offset classes. Instead, use margin utilities like
.mr-auto to force sibling columns away from one another.