Fluid Container Styles in Twitter Bootstrap

In the previous article, we saw how the container and row styles were used to layout a page. Within each row consists of various span classes, with a numeric value after the class name, denoting a value from 1 to 12, for the 12 columns allowed within a row. In the Bootstrap CSS, the CSS page defines a fixed width layout for each of the span elements; this means the fixed width may leave gaps depending how the browser is sized.

There is an alternative though; using the container-fluid and row-fluid classes, instead of container and row, will use a percentage based layout, taking up some more of the white space around the edges.   All we need is the following setup to make this work:

<div class=”container-fluid”>
<div class=”clearfix row-fluid”>

And then our site uses a percentage-based layout.


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