Twitter Bootstrap responsive layout with 1000px max width

Posted on 2013-06-10
Last Modified: 2014-02-22

I want to use Twitter Bootstrap as the base CSS for building a site that needs to be 1000px max width.  I believe the default Bootstrap layout width is 1170px.

What modifications do I need to make in order to specify the 1000px width and also still use the fluid columns with class="span4" etc?

Many thanks!
Question by:Danzigger
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by:Ishaan Rawat
ID: 39236624
acc. To me thats not good... To filter from the default... But if you want try this...

body { 
max-width: 1000px !important;
.container { 
max-width: 100% !important;
margin: 0 auto;

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Put the above in the end..
    <div class="container-fluid">
          <div class="row-fluid">

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Expert Comment

by:Ishaan Rawat
ID: 39236629
oops sory its not .container its .container-fluid in the CSS snippet... Plz correct it...

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ID: 39236646
Thanks for the reply.  So do you think the fixed width should be 1170?  ie. It's a problem to use 1000px width?
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Expert Comment

by:Ishaan Rawat
ID: 39236661
Yes. Its bootstrap's default and we should not change it as it may directly or indirectly affect other things...

well, its your wish...
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Accepted Solution

Scott Fell,  EE MVE earned 500 total points
ID: 39237846
You should  be able to make the container width what ever you want.  Then as long as you are using the row-fluid the span's are % so you should be good.

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