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Container
A container limits content to a maximum width

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Introduction

When To Use

A container is an element designed to contain page elements to a reasonable maximum width based on the size of a user's screen. This is useful to couple with other UI elements like grid or menu to restrict their width to a reasonable size for display.

Container Sizes

Containers are designed to responsively adjust their maximum width based on the size of the screen on which they are appearing.

Mobile Tablet Small Monitor Large Monitor
Width 100% 723px 933px 1127px
Gutter Size 1em Fluid Fluid Fluid
Responsive Visibility mobile only tablet only small monitor only large monitor only
Device Width below 768px 768px - 991px 992px - 1200px above 1200px

Determining Maximum Widths

Containers appear at the same width at each device size. This size is calculated programmatically by determining the maximum device width available within a device breakpoint, given a desired minimum gutter size.

For example to determine tablet container size the following formula is used:

/* In site.variables */ @tabletBreakpoint : 768px; @scrollbarWidth : 17px; /* This is a constant */ /* In container.variables */ @tabletMinimumGutter : (@emSize * 1); /* require 1em gutter */ @tabletWidth : @tabletBreakpoint - (@tabletMinimumGutter * 2) - @scrollbarWidth;

This is the same as 768px - (14px * 2) - 17px or 723px

Adjusting site breakpoints in site.variables to use custom values will automatically adjust container widths.

Types

Container

A standard container

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Text Container

A container can reduce its maximum width to more naturally accomodate a single column of text

A text container is a simpler markup alternative to using a grid with a single column, and is designed to have a reasonable maximum width for displaying flowing text

Header

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Variations

Text Alignment

A container can specify its text alignment

Left Aligned
Center Aligned
Right Aligned
Justified

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Fluid

A fluid container has no maximum width

Fluid containers are useful for setting text alignment, or other variations on unstyled content
Fluid

Dogs Roles with Humans

Domestic dogs inherited complex behaviors, such as bite inhibition, from their wolf ancestors, which would have been pack hunters with complex body language. These sophisticated forms of social cognition and communication may account for their trainability, playfulness, and ability to fit into human households and social situations, and these attributes have given dogs a relationship with humans that has enabled them to become one of the most successful species on the planet today.

The dogs' value to early human hunter-gatherers led to them quickly becoming ubiquitous across world cultures. Dogs perform many roles for people, such as hunting, herding, pulling loads, protection, assisting police and military, companionship, and, more recently, aiding handicapped individuals. This impact on human society has given them the nickname "man's best friend" in the Western world. In some cultures, however, dogs are also a source of meat.

Examples

Containers Using Grids

A container can be combined with a grid allowing you to use all of the layout and alignment available for grids including responsive patterns.

Centered Menu

A container can be used inside of a menu to make sure menu items appear inline with page contents. Using responsive variations like stackable menu can help make contents adjust to different device sizes.

Container Segment

A container can be used with a segment

Dogs Roles with Humans

Dogs Roles with Humans

Domestic dogs inherited complex behaviors, such as bite inhibition, from their wolf ancestors, which would have been pack hunters with complex body language. These sophisticated forms of social cognition and communication may account for their trainability, playfulness, and ability to fit into human households and social situations, and these attributes have given dogs a relationship with humans that has enabled them to become one of the most successful species on the planet today.

The dogs' value to early human hunter-gatherers led to them quickly becoming ubiquitous across world cultures. Dogs perform many roles for people, such as hunting, herding, pulling loads, protection, assisting police and military, companionship, and, more recently, aiding handicapped individuals. This impact on human society has given them the nickname "man's best friend" in the Western world. In some cultures, however, dogs are also a source of meat.

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