Global Settings

Requires HTML5 doctype

Bootstrap makes use of certain HTML elements and CSS properties that require the use of the HTML5 doctype. Include it at the beginning of all your projects.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
  ...
</html>

Typography and links

Bootstrap sets basic global display, typography, and link styles. Specifically, we:

  • Remove margin on the body
  • Set background-color: white; on the body
  • Use the @baseFontFamily, @baseFontSize, and @baseLineHeight attributes as our typographic base
  • Set the global link color via @linkColor and apply link underlines only on :hover

These styles can be found within scaffolding.less.

Reset via Normalize

With Bootstrap 2, the old reset block has been dropped in favor of Normalize.css, a project by Nicolas Gallagher and Jonathan Neal that also powers the HTML5 Boilerplate. While we use much of Normalize within our reset.less, we have removed some elements specifically for Bootstrap.

This page was last modified on Friday, 18th July 2014 at 09:43:41 by Gary Keeling. © 2019 GKWeb Design.

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