Bootstrap Media object

Documentation and examples for Bootstrap’s media object to construct highly repetitive components like blog comments, tweets, and the like.

Torus Kit new features for Media object
Custom shape Caret Sizing

Example

User comment element created with .media object and Torus Kit Shapes and Caret utilities.

Media Image
04/08/2020
Jane Doe

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Overview

The media object helps build complex and repetitive components where some media is positioned alongside content that doesn’t wrap around said media. Plus, it does this with only two required classes thanks to flexbox.

Below is an example of a single media object. Only two classes are required—the wrapping .media and the .media-body around your content. Optional padding and margin can be controlled through spacing utilities.

Bootstrap’s .media class is just an utility, that helps to properly align the media on one side and the media body on the other side. It doesn’t have any predefined styles for images, or “avatars”. Torus Kit provides easy solution for that.

Pro

Custom shape

With the help of Torus Kit Shapes utility, the image with any dimension can be used! This way a nice .media object can be easily built by using .square or .circle class.

Square image

To use a square shape for media image (avatar, profile picture, etc..) wrap the <img> to .square class with corresponding shape size.

Media Image
Media heading
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<div class="media">
  <div class="square square-lg mr-3">
    <img src="/assets/img/img-media-01.jpg" alt="Media Image">
  </div>
  <div class="media-body">
    <h5 class="mt-0">Media heading</h5>
    Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
  </div>
</div>

Rounded corners

Add .rounded class to .square to make a rounded borders.

Media Image
Media heading
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<div class="media">
  <div class="square square-lg rounded mr-3">
    <img src="/assets/img/img-media-01.jpg" alt="Media Image">
  </div>
  <div class="media-body">
    <h5 class="mt-0">Media heading</h5>
    Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
  </div>
</div>

Circle image

Wrap the <img> into .circle-{size} to make this image a circle shaped.

Media Image
Media heading
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<div class="media">
  <div class="circle circle-lg mr-3">
    <img src="/assets/img/img-media-01.jpg" alt="Media Image">
  </div>
  <div class="media-body">
    <h5 class="mt-0">Media heading</h5>
    Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
  </div>
</div>
Free

Shadow

Add .shadow-{size} class to give element a shadow.

Media Image
Media heading
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<div class="media">
  <div class="circle circle-lg shadow-sm mr-3">
    <img src="/assets/img/img-media-01.jpg" alt="Media Image">
  </div>
  <div class="media-body">
    <h5 class="mt-0">Media heading</h5>
    Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
  </div>
</div>
Pro

Caret

To create a talk bubble style for the .media-body, add Torus Kit’s .caret class to it, along with data-caret="{position}". Read more about Caret utility.

Media Image
Media heading
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<div class="media">
  <div class="square square-lg mr-3">
    <img src="/assets/img/img-media-01.jpg" alt="Media Image">
  </div>
  <div class="media-body caret bg-primary bg-a-10 p-3" data-caret="left start">
    <h5 class="mt-0">Media heading</h5>
    Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
  </div>
</div>
Pro

Sizing

To use different sizes for .square or .circle class use .square-{sm|md|lg}, .circle-{sm|md|lg} or .p-* padding utility. Check more on Shapes utility documentation.

Media Image
Media heading
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Media Image
Media heading
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Media Image
Media heading
Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
Media Image
Media heading
Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
<!-- Media SM -->
<div class="media mb-4">
  <div class="square square-sm mr-3">
    <img src="/assets/img/img-media-01.jpg" alt="Media Image">
  </div>
  <div class="media-body">
    <h5 class="mt-0">Media heading</h5>
    Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
  </div>
</div>

<!-- Media MD -->
<div class="media mb-4">
  <div class="square square-md mr-3">
    <img src="/assets/img/img-media-01.jpg" alt="Media Image">
  </div>
  <div class="media-body">
    <h5 class="mt-0">Media heading</h5>
    Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
  </div>
</div>

<!-- Media LG -->
<div class="media mb-4">
  <div class="square square-lg mr-3">
    <img src="/assets/img/img-media-01.jpg" alt="Media Image">
  </div>
  <div class="media-body">
    <h5 class="mt-0">Media heading</h5>
    Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
  </div>
</div>

<!-- Media XL -->
<div class="media">
  <div class="square square-xl mr-3">
    <img src="/assets/img/img-media-01.jpg" alt="Media Image">
  </div>
  <div class="media-body">
    <h5 class="mt-0">Media heading</h5>
    Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
  </div>
</div>
Flexbug #12: Inline elements aren’t treated as flex items

Internet Explorer 10-11 do not render inline elements like links or images (or ::before and ::after pseudo-elements) as flex items. The only workaround is to set a non-inline display value (e.g., block, inline-block, or flex). We suggest using .d-flex, one of our display utilities, as an easy fix.

Source: Flexbugs on GitHub

Nesting

Media objects can be infinitely nested, though we suggest you stop at some point. Place nested .media within the .media-body of a parent media object.

Media Image
Media heading
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Media Image
Media heading
Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
<div class="media">
  <img src="/assets/img/media-placeholder.png" class="mr-3" alt="Media Image">
  <div class="media-body">
    <h5 class="mt-0">Media heading</h5>
    Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.

    <div class="media mt-3">
      <img src="/assets/img/media-placeholder.png" class="mr-3" alt="Media Image">
      <div class="media-body">
        <h5 class="mt-0">Media heading</h5>
        Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
      </div>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>

Alignment

Media in a media object can be aligned with flexbox utilities to the top (default), middle, or end of your .media-body content.

Media Image
Top-aligned media

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Donec sed odio dui. Nullam quis risus eget urna mollis ornare vel eu leo. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus.

<div class="media">
  <img src="/assets/img/media-placeholder.png" class="align-self-start mr-3" alt="Media Image">
  <div class="media-body">
    <h5 class="mt-0">Top-aligned media</h5>
    <p>Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.</p>
    <p>Donec sed odio dui. Nullam quis risus eget urna mollis ornare vel eu leo. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus.</p>
  </div>
</div>
Media Image
Center-aligned media

Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.

Donec sed odio dui. Nullam quis risus eget urna mollis ornare vel eu leo. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus.

<div class="media">
  <img src="/assets/img/media-placeholder.png" class="align-self-center mr-3" alt="Media Image">
  <div class="media-body">
    <h5 class="mt-0">Center-aligned media</h5>
    <p>Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.</p>
    <p class="mb-0">Donec sed odio dui. Nullam quis risus eget urna mollis ornare vel eu leo. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus.</p>
  </div>
</div>
Media Image
Bottom-aligned media

Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.

Donec sed odio dui. Nullam quis risus eget urna mollis ornare vel eu leo. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus.

<div class="media">
  <img src="/assets/img/media-placeholder.png" class="align-self-end mr-3" alt="Media Image">
  <div class="media-body">
    <h5 class="mt-0">Bottom-aligned media</h5>
    <p>Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.</p>
    <p class="mb-0">Donec sed odio dui. Nullam quis risus eget urna mollis ornare vel eu leo. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus.</p>
  </div>
</div>

Order

Change the order of content in media objects by modifying the HTML itself, or by adding some custom flexbox CSS to set the order property (to an integer of your choosing).

Media object
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Media Image
<div class="media">
  <div class="media-body">
    <h5 class="mt-0 mb-1">Media object</h5>
    Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
  </div>
  <img src="/assets/img/media-placeholder.png" class="ml-3" alt="Media Image">
</div>

Media list

Because the media object has so few structural requirements, you can also use these classes on list HTML elements. On your <ul> or <ol>, add the .list-unstyled to remove any browser default list styles, and then apply .media to your <li>s. As always, use spacing utilities wherever needed to fine tune.

  • Media Image
    List-based media object
    Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
  • Media Image
    List-based media object
    Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
  • Media Image
    List-based media object
    Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
<ul class="list-unstyled">

  <li class="media mb-4">
    <img src="/assets/img/media-placeholder.png" class="mr-3" alt="Media Image">
    <div class="media-body">
      <h5 class="mt-0 mb-1">List-based media object</h5>
      Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
    </div>
  </li>

  <li class="media mb-4">
    <img src="/assets/img/media-placeholder.png" class="mr-3" alt="Media Image">
    <div class="media-body">
      <h5 class="mt-0 mb-1">List-based media object</h5>
      Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
    </div>
  </li>

  <li class="media">
    <img src="/assets/img/media-placeholder.png" class="mr-3" alt="Media Image">
    <div class="media-body">
      <h5 class="mt-0 mb-1">List-based media object</h5>
      Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
    </div>
  </li>
</ul>