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Learning Bootstrap 4 - Second Edition

By : Matt Lambert
Book Image

Learning Bootstrap 4 - Second Edition

By: Matt Lambert

Overview of this book

Bootstrap, the most popular front-end framework built to design elegant, powerful, and responsive interfaces for professional-level web pages has undergone a major overhaul. Bootstrap 4 introduces a wide range of new features that make front-end web design even simpler and exciting. In this gentle and comprehensive book, we'll teach you everything that you need to know to start building websites with Bootstrap 4 in a practical way. You'll learn about build tools such as Node, Grunt, and many others. You'll also discover the principles of mobile-first design in order to ensure your pages can fit any screen size and meet the responsive requirements. Learn to play with Bootstrap's grid system and base CSS to ensure your designs are robust and that your development process is speedy and efficient. Then, you'll find out how you can extend your current build with some cool JavaScript Plugins, and throw in some Sass to spice things up and customize your themes. This book will make sure you're geared up and ready to build amazingly beautiful and responsive websites in a jiffy.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Learning Bootstrap 4 - Second Edition
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Free Chapter
Introducing Bootstrap 4

Using Cards for layout

In my opinion, the best new feature in Bootstrap 4 is the new Card component. If you're unfamiliar with Cards, they were made popular with the release of Google Material Design. They are a mobile first content container that works well for phones, tablets, and the desktop.

We'll be using the Card component heavily in our blog project so let's jump right in and start learning how to use them. Check out the following code to learn how to render a basic card:

<div class="card"> 
  <img class="card-img-top img-fluid"  src="path/to/your/image.jpg"> 
  <div class="card-block"> 
    <h4 class="card-title">Card title</h4> 
    <p class="card-text">Some basic description text for your card should appear in this section.</p> 
    <a href="#" class="btn btn-primary">Button</a> 

There are a number of new CSS classes you need to be aware of here, so let's go...