Bootstrap 4 Help

Updated Oct. 15, 2019

If you’re tempted to add your own styles to a page you are making with Bootstrap CSS — stop and consult these pages FIRST. It’s so much better to work with styles that Bootstrap has already given us.

  • Spacing — read everything under Notation to add margin or padding to any element
  • Textalignments, bold, italics, etc.
  • Typography — make headings much larger, style pullout quotes and source attributions, and more — LOTS here
  • Images — aligning them, centering, making responsive
  • Buttons — make them bigger, smaller, full-width, etc.
  • Colors — add the Bootstrap colors with these special styles
  • Alerts — even more colors (lighter colors)
  • Forms — all the styles for form controls, labels, etc.

Collapse is a Bootstrap replacement for jQuery hide/show.

Remember, all the things can be found in links on the left side of the Bootstrap Documentation pages.

IMPORTANT: The special layouts and devices such as the Carousel can be found on the Examples page. The code for those is in the GitHub repo on THAT PAGE — click the “Download source code” button and download the zipped repo file. Find the files you need by opening, in order, these folders:

  1. site
  2. docs
  3. 4.3
  4. examples

Happy Bootstrapping!

Room changes Dec. 1 and 8

We are losing our normal classroom on both Tuesdays, Dec. 1 and Dec. 8. So here are the replacement rooms:

Dec. 1, starting at 10:40 a.m. as usual: We will meet in the INC conference room. This is the big room with a glass wall on the 3rd floor, overlooking the INC newsroom.

Dec. 8, starting at 11:45 a.m. (1 hour late): We will meet in Weimer room 2050. This is one of the large labs on the 2nd floor, overlooking the atrium.

I apologize for the disruption! Students will be doing presentations BOTH DAYS, so make sure your gh-pages branch in GitHub is up-to-date!

Room Change

UPDATE: Class will meet in Weimer 3032 (the large room at the end of the atrium wing, third floor) on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

This is the second room we moved to on the day of the first class.

We will meet in this room every week — unless I tell you otherwise. There are two or three weeks when we will need to meet elsewhere. Don’t worry, I’ll keep you in the loop!

Bring your laptop, your power cord, and your earbuds or headphones.

I will bring one printed copy of the book that you can look at if necessary.