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>
Bootstrap sets basic global display, typography, and link styles. Specifically, we:
marginon the body
background-color: white;on the
@baseLineHeightattributes as our typographic base
@linkColorand apply link underlines only on
These styles can be found within scaffolding.less.
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.