davideghz davideghz - 1 month ago 42
CSS Question

Bootstrap 4 - Responsive cards in card-columns

I'm playing with Bootstrap 4 and I can't find a solution to add responsiveness to cards while in a

(this class applies a Masonry-like effect to the cards inside the div having this class).

In Bootstrap 3 it was easy to style and make "cards" responsive since it was possible to apply something like
class="col-md-3 col-sm-6 col-xs-12"
to a div containing
, etc.

How to have the same effect while using cards in Bootstrap 4?

Here is the HTML:


<div class="container-fluid">
<div class="row">

<div class="col-md-4 hidden-sm-down" id="map_container">
<p>here we put the map</p>

<div class="col-md-8 col-sm-12 right_box">

<div class="row">

// here there's code for navbar

</div><!-- row -->

<div class=row">
<div class="card-columns">
// Create and check connection

if ($result->num_rows > 0) {

// output card design
while($row = $result->fetch_assoc()) {

echo '<div class="card">
<img class="card-img-top" src="dance' . $row["id"] . '.jpg" alt="' . $row["name"] . '">
<div class="card-block">
<h4 class="card-title">' . $row["name"] . '</h4>
<p class="card-text">Text. Card content.</p>
<div class="card-footer text-muted">
<ul class="list-inline">
<li><i class="fa fa-user"></i></li>
</div><!-- card -->';
} else {
echo "0 results";

</div><!-- container card-columns -->
</div><!-- row -->
</div><!-- col-md-8 right_box -->
</div><!-- row -->
</div><!-- container-fluid -->

And here is the CSS I've used:

#map_container {
background-image: url(map.png);
height: 100vh;

.right_box {
-webkit-box-shadow: -2px 0px 2px 0px rgba(0,0,0,0.75);
-moz-box-shadow: -2px 0px 2px 0px rgba(0,0,0,0.75);
box-shadow: -2px 0px 2px 0px rgba(0,0,0,0.75);

.card {
border-radius: 0 !important;
border: 0 none;
-webkit-box-shadow: 0px 2px 5px 0px rgba(0,0,0,0.5);
-moz-box-shadow: 0px 2px 5px 0px rgba(0,0,0,0.5);
box-shadow: 0px 2px 5px 0px rgba(0,0,0,0.5);
margin-left: 1px;
margin-right: 1px;

.card-img-top {
width: 100%;
border-radius: 0 !important;

.card-columns {
padding-top: 15px;

Given below are two images to make my situation clearer:

Large screen

Smaller screen

I'd like cards to stack up vertically on smaller screens.

Thanks for your suggestions!


Bootstrap 4 (4.0.0-alpha.2) uses the css property column-count in the card-columns class to define how many columns of cards would be displayed inside the div element.
But this property has only two values:

  • The default value 1 for small screens (max-width: 34em)
  • The value 3 for all other sizes (min-width: 34em)

Here's how it is implemented in bootstrap.min.css :

@media (min-width: 34em) {
    .card-columns {

To make the card stacking responsive, you can add the following media queries to your css file and modify the values for min-width as per your requirements :

@media (min-width: 34em) {
    .card-columns {
        -webkit-column-count: 2;
        -moz-column-count: 2;
        column-count: 2;

@media (min-width: 48em) {
    .card-columns {
        -webkit-column-count: 3;
        -moz-column-count: 3;
        column-count: 3;

@media (min-width: 62em) {
    .card-columns {
        -webkit-column-count: 4;
        -moz-column-count: 4;
        column-count: 4;

@media (min-width: 75em) {
    .card-columns {
        -webkit-column-count: 5;
        -moz-column-count: 5;
        column-count: 5;