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Posted on 2014-04-07
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Hi Guys,

this looks like a coulumn widget here on www.piratescove.ie

birthday parties, adventure golf etc...

i want to put something like that into the body of my homepage here

www.thedancingsoul.ie below the slider, if it is a widget how do i insert  it into the body? when it looks like i can only widgets into the sidebar?

thanks guys
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Question by:jonathanduane2010
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
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It's not a widget per say.  It is a framework of css and javascript to make sites responsive.  At the core is a css grid (the term you are looking for).  They are using bootstrap2 but the newest version is 3 http://getbootstrap.com/

The grid is explained here http://getbootstrap.com/css/#grid and some sample pages http://getbootstrap.com/getting-started/#examples (click on one and view source).

But the basic way it works is to create multiple containers (rows) with child divs as collapsable columns.

The sample below will be 2 columns on a small screen and collapse to 2 rows on an extra small screen.
<div class="row">
    <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-6">Stuff</div>
    <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-6">Stuff</div>
</div>

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The xs, sm, md, lg sizes are determined by their media queries found in the link I have above.
/* Extra small devices (phones, less than 768px) */
/* No media query since this is the default in Bootstrap */

/* Small devices (tablets, 768px and up) */
@media (min-width: @screen-sm-min) { ... }

/* Medium devices (desktops, 992px and up) */
@media (min-width: @screen-md-min) { ... }

/* Large devices (large desktops, 1200px and up) */
@media (min-width: @screen-lg-min) { ... }

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In order to use this, you would simply need to add the bootsrap css and js files to your page and from there, utilize the classes of rows and columns.
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If you want to make columns without adding all that framework just for that one spot you can do something simple like this.  
http://jsbin.com/wonayino/1/edit?html,output
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
  <style>
    .row{width:100%;}
    .col_left{float:left;width:30%;background-color:red;}
    .col_right{float:left;width:70%;background-color:purple}
    </style>
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <title>JS Bin</title>
</head>
<body>
<div class="row">
    <div class="col_left">Stuff</div>
    <div class="col_right">Stuff</div>
</div>
</body>
</html>

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