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On top of the scaffolding, basic HTML elements are styled and enhanced with extensible classes to provide a fresh, consistent look and feel.

Headings & body copy

Example body text

This is paragraph. Nullam quis risus eget urna mollis ornare vel eu leo. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Nullam id dolor id nibh ultricies vehicula ut id elit.

Vivamus sagittis lacus vel augue laoreet rutrum faucibus dolor auctor. Duis mollis, est non commodo luctus, nisi erat porttitor ligula, eget lacinia odio sem nec elit. Donec sed odio dui.

h1. Heading 1

h2. Heading 2

h3. Heading 3

h4. Heading 4

h5. Heading 5
h6. Heading 6

Blockquotes

Element Usage Optional
<blockquote> Block-level element for quoting content from another source

Add cite attribute for source URL

Use .pull-left and .pull-right classes for floated options
<small> Optional element for adding a user-facing citation, typically an author with title of work Place the <cite> around the title or name of source

To include a blockquote, wrap <blockquote> around any HTML as the quote. For straight quotes we recommend a <p>.

Include an optional <small> element to cite your source and you'll get an em dash &mdash; before it for styling purposes.

<blockquote>
  <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Integer posuere erat a ante venenatis.</p>

  <small>Someone famous</small>
</blockquote>

Example blockquotes

Default blockquotes are styled as such:

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Integer posuere erat a ante venenatis.

Someone famous in Body of work

To float your blockquote to the right, add class="pull-right":

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Integer posuere erat a ante venenatis.

Someone famous in Body of work

Lists

Unordered

<ul>

  • Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
  • Consectetur adipiscing elit
  • Integer molestie lorem at massa
  • Facilisis in pretium nisl aliquet
  • Nulla volutpat aliquam velit
    • Phasellus iaculis neque
    • Purus sodales ultricies
    • Vestibulum laoreet porttitor sem
    • Ac tristique libero volutpat at
  • Faucibus porta lacus fringilla vel
  • Aenean sit amet erat nunc
  • Eget porttitor lorem

Unstyled

<ul class="unstyled">

  • Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
  • Consectetur adipiscing elit
  • Integer molestie lorem at massa
  • Facilisis in pretium nisl aliquet
  • Nulla volutpat aliquam velit
    • Phasellus iaculis neque
    • Purus sodales ultricies
    • Vestibulum laoreet porttitor sem
    • Ac tristique libero volutpat at
  • Faucibus porta lacus fringilla vel
  • Aenean sit amet erat nunc
  • Eget porttitor lorem

Ordered

<ol>

  1. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
  2. Consectetur adipiscing elit
  3. Integer molestie lorem at massa
  4. Facilisis in pretium nisl aliquet
  5. Nulla volutpat aliquam velit
  6. Faucibus porta lacus fringilla vel
  7. Aenean sit amet erat nunc
  8. Eget porttitor lorem

Description

<dl>

Description lists
A description list is perfect for defining terms.
Euismod
Vestibulum id ligula porta felis euismod semper eget lacinia odio sem nec elit.
Donec id elit non mi porta gravida at eget metus.
Malesuada porta
Etiam porta sem malesuada magna mollis euismod.

 

Emphasis, address, and abbreviation

Element Usage Optional
<strong> For emphasizing a snippet of text with important None
<em> For emphasizing a snippet of text with stress None
<abbr> Wraps abbreviations and acronyms to show the expanded version on hover Include optional title for expanded text
<address> For contact information for its nearest ancestor or the entire body of work Preserve formatting by ending all lines with <br>

Using emphasis

Fusce dapibus, tellus ac cursus commodo, tortor mauris condimentum nibh, ut fermentum massa justo sit amet risus. Maecenas faucibus mollis interdum. Nulla vitae elit libero, a pharetra augue.

Note: Feel free to use <b> and <i> in HTML5, but their usage has changed a bit. <b> is meant to highlight words or phrases without conveying additional importance while <i> is mostly for voice, technical terms, etc.

Example addresses

Here are two examples of how the <address> tag can be used:

Twitter, Inc.
795 Folsom Ave, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94107
P: (123) 456-7890
Full Name
first.last@gmail.com

Example abbreviations

Abbreviations are styled with uppercase text and a light dotted bottom border. They also have a help cursor on hover so users have extra indication something will be shown on hover.

HTML is the best thing since sliced bread.

An abbreviation of the word attribute is attr.

Table markup

Tag Description
<table> Wrapping element for displaying data in a tabular format
<thead> Container element for table header rows (<tr>) to label table columns
<tbody> Container element for table rows (<tr>) in the body of the table
<tr> Container element for a set of table cells (<td> or <th>) that appears on a single row
<td> Default table cell
<th> Special table cell for column (or row, depending on scope and placement) labels
Must be used within a <thead>
<caption> Description or summary of what the table holds, especially useful for screen readers
<table>
  <thead>
    <tr>

      <th>…</th>
      <th>…</th>
    </tr>
  </thead>
  <tbody>

    <tr>
      <td>…</td>
      <td>…</td>
    </tr>
  </tbody>

</table>

Table options

Name Class Description
Default None No styles, just columns and rows
Basic .table Only horizontal lines between rows
Bordered .table-bordered Rounds corners and adds outer border
Zebra-stripe .table-striped Adds light gray background color to odd rows (1, 3, 5, etc)
Condensed .table-condensed Cuts vertical padding in half, from 8px to 4px, within all td and th elements

Example tables

1. Default table styles

Tables are automatically styled with only a few borders to ensure readability and maintain structure. With 2.0, the .table class is required.

<table class="table">
  …
</table>
# First Name Last Name Language
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2 Jacob Thornton Javascript
3 Stu Dent HTML

2. Striped table

Get a little fancy with your tables by adding zebra-striping—just add the .table-striped class.

Note: Striped tables use the :nth-child CSS selector and is not available in IE7-IE8.

<table class="table table-striped">
  …
</table>
# First Name Last Name Language
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2 Jacob Thornton Javascript
3 Stu Dent HTML

3. Bordered table

Add borders around the entire table and rounded corners for aesthetic purposes.

<table class="table table-bordered">
  …
</table>
# First Name Last Name Language
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2 Jacob Thornton Javascript
3 Stu Dent
3 Brosef Stalin HTML

4. Condensed table

Make your tables more compact by adding the .table-condensed class to cut table cell padding in half (from 8px to 4px).

<table class="table table-condensed">

  …
</table>
# First Name Last Name Language
1 Mark Otto CSS
2 Jacob Thornton Javascript
3 Stu Dent HTML

5. Combine them all!

Feel free to combine any of the table classes to achieve different looks by utilizing any of the available classes.

<table class="table table-striped table-bordered table-condensed">
  ...

</table>
# First Name Last Name Language
1 Mark Otto CSS
2 Jacob Thornton Javascript
3 Stu Dent HTML
4 Brosef Stalin HTML