How to use Bootstrap 5.3's breakpoints

One of the core features of Bootstrap is its grid system, which allows developers to create layouts that automatically adjust to different screen sizes. In this post, we'll take a look at how to use Bootstrap's breakpoints to create responsive designs.

Bootstrap 5.3 includes 5 different breakpoints, each associated with a specific screen size range:

  • xs: extra small screens (0px - 575px)
  • sm: small screens (576px - 767px)
  • md: medium screens (768px - 991px)
  • lg: large screens (992px - 1199px)
  • xl: extra large screens (1200px and above)

These breakpoints are used throughout Bootstrap's grid system to control the layout of elements on a page. For example, you can use the .col-sm-6 class to create a column that takes up half the width of the container on small screens and above, but collapses to full width on extra small screens.

To use Bootstrap's breakpoints in your own designs, you can create a responsive layout by defining the styles for different breakpoints.


<div class="container">
  <div class="row">
    <div class="col-12 col-sm-6 col-md-4">Column 1</div>
    <div class="col-12 col-sm-6 col-md-4">Column 2</div>
    <div class="col-12 col-sm-6 col-md-4">Column 3</div>

In this example, the layout consists of 3 columns which will be of equal width on extra small screens, take half of the width on small screens, and take 1/3 of the width on medium screens.

Bootstrap also provides a number of utility classes, like d-none, d-sm-block, and d-md-none that can be used to toggle the visibility of elements based on the current breakpoint.

For further detail of the usage you can refer to the official documentation of Bootstrap

In conclusion, Bootstrap's breakpoints are a powerful tool for creating responsive designs that automatically adjust to different screen sizes. By using the grid system, and responsive utility classes, you can create layouts that look great on any device.

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