layout: docs title: Cards description: Bootstrap's cards provide a flexible and extensible content container with multiple variants and options. group: components toc: true

About

A card is a flexible and extensible content container. It includes options for headers and footers, a wide variety of content, contextual background colors, and powerful display options. If you're familiar with Bootstrap 3, cards replace our old panels, wells, and thumbnails. Similar functionality to those components is available as modifier classes for cards.

Example

Cards are built with as little markup and styles as possible, but still manage to deliver a ton of control and customization. Built with flexbox, they offer easy alignment and mix well with other Bootstrap components. They have no margin by default, so use [spacing utilities]({{ site.baseurl }}/docs/{{ site.docs_version }}/utilities/spacing/) as needed.

Below is an example of a basic card with mixed content and a fixed width. Cards have no fixed width to start, so they'll naturally fill the full width of its parent element. This is easily customized with our various sizing options.

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Content types

Cards support a wide variety of content, including images, text, list groups, links, and more. Below are examples of what's supported.

Body

The building block of a card is the .card-body. Use it whenever you need a padded section within a card.

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Titles, text, and links

Card titles are used by adding .card-title to a <h*> tag. In the same way, links are added and placed next to each other by adding .card-link to an <a> tag.

Subtitles are used by adding a .card-subtitle to a <h*> tag. If the .card-title and the .card-subtitle items are placed in a .card-body item, the card title and subtitle are aligned nicely.

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Images

.card-img-top places an image to the top of the card. With .card-text, text can be added to the card. Text within .card-text can also be styled with the standard HTML tags.

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List groups

Create lists of content in a card with a flush list group.

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Kitchen sink

Mix and match multiple content types to create the card you need, or throw everything in there. Shown below are image styles, blocks, text styles, and a list group—all wrapped in a fixed-width card.

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Header and footer

Add an optional header and/or footer within a card.

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Card headers can be styled by adding .card-header to <h*> elements.

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Sizing

Cards assume no specific width to start, so they'll be 100% wide unless otherwise stated. You can change this as needed with custom CSS, grid classes, grid Sass mixins, or utilities.

Using grid markup

Using the grid, wrap cards in columns and rows as needed.

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Using utilities

Use our handful of [available sizing utilities]({{ site.baseurl }}/docs/{{ site.docs_version }}/utilities/sizing/) to quickly set a card's width.

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Using custom CSS

Use custom CSS in your stylesheets or as inline styles to set a width.

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Text alignment

You can quickly change the text alignment of any card—in its entirety or specific parts—with our [text align classes]({{ site.baseurl }}/docs/{{ site.docs_version }}/utilities/text/#text-alignment).

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Navigation

Add some navigation to a card‘s header (or block) with Bootstrap’s [nav components]({{ site.baseurl }}/docs/{{ site.docs_version }}/components/navs/).

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Images

Cards include a few options for working with images. Choose from appending “image caps” at either end of a card, overlaying images with card content, or simply embedding the image in a card.

Image caps

Similar to headers and footers, cards can include top and bottom “image caps”—images at the top or bottom of a card.

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Image overlays

Turn an image into a card background and overlay your card's text. Depending on the image, you may or may not need additional styles or utilities.

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Card styles

Cards include various options for customizing their backgrounds, borders, and color.

Background and color

Use [text and background utilities]({{ site.baseurl }}/docs/{{ site.docs_version }}/utilities/colors/) to change the appearance of a card.

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Border

Use [border utilities]({{ site.baseurl }}/docs/{{ site.docs_version }}/utilities/borders/) to change just the border-color of a card. Note that you can put .text-{color} classes on the parent .card or a subset of the card's contents as shown below.

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Mixins utilities

You can also change the borders on the card header and footer as needed, and even remove their background-color with .bg-transparent.

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Card layout

In addition to styling the content within cards, Bootstrap includes a few options for laying out series of cards. For the time being, these layout options are not yet responsive.

Card groups

Use card groups to render cards as a single, attached element with equal width and height columns. Card groups use display: flex; to achieve their uniform sizing.

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When using card groups with footers, their content will automatically line up.

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Card decks

Need a set of equal width and height cards that aren't attached to one another? Use card decks.

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Just like with card groups, card footers in decks will automatically line up.

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Card columns

Cards can be organized into Masonry-like columns with just CSS by wrapping them in .card-columns. Cards are built with CSS column properties instead of flexbox for easier alignment. Cards are ordered from top to bottom and left to right.

Heads up! Your mileage with card columns may vary. To prevent cards breaking across columns, we must set them to display: inline-block as column-break-inside: avoid isn't a bulletproof solution yet.

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Card columns can also be extended and customized with some additional code. Shown below is an extension of the .card-columns class using the same CSS we use—CSS columns— to generate a set of responsive tiers for changing the number of columns.

{% highlight scss %} .card-columns { @include media-breakpoint-only(lg) { column-count: 4; } @include media-breakpoint-only(xl) { column-count: 5; } } {% endhighlight %}