Spacing

Assign margin or padding to an element or a subset of its sides with shorthand classes. Includes support for individual properties, all properties, and vertical and horizontal properties. Classes are generated from a Sass map with values ranging from 0.25rem to 2rem.

The classes are named using the format: {property}{sides}{-breakpoint}-{size}.

Where property is one of:

  • m - for classes that set margin
  • p - for classes that set padding

Where breakpoint is one of the responsive breakpoints, if above the minimum xs size. Please refer to how our breakpoint nomenclature is used.

Where sides is one of:

  • blank - for classes that set a margin or padding on all 4 sides of the element
  • t - for classes that set margin-top or padding-top
  • b - for classes that set margin-bottom or padding-bottom
  • s - for classes that set margin or padding on the start side
  • e - for classes that set margin or padding on the end side
  • x - for classes that set both *-left and *-right
  • y - for classes that set both *-top and *-bottom

The start/end sides are designated as follows depending on which version of the Figuration CSS you are using. The default figuration.*.css uses the ltr mode, where figuration-rtl.*.css uses the rtl mode.

  • For left-to-right mode (ltr - default);
    • start refers to the left side
    • end refers to the right side
  • For right-to-left mode (rtl);
    • start refers to the right side
    • end refers to the left side

Where size is one of:

  • 0 - for classes that eliminate the margin or padding by setting it to 0
  • 0_25 - for classes that set the property to $spacer * 0.25
  • 0_5 - for classes that set the property to $spacer * 0.5
  • 1 - for classes that set the property to $spacer
  • 1_5 - for classes that set the property to $spacer * 1.5
  • 2 - for classes that set the property to $spacer * 2
  • auto - for classes that set the margin to auto

(You can add more sizes by adding entries to the $spacers Sass map variable.)

Here are some representative examples of these classes:

.mt-0 {
  margin-top: 0 !important;
}

.ms-1 {
  margin-left: $spacer !important;
}

.mt-md-1 {
  margin-top: $spacer !important;
}

.px-1_5 {
  padding-left: ($spacer * 1.5) !important;
  padding-right: ($spacer * 1.5) !important;
}

.p-2 {
  padding: ($spacer * 2) ($spacer * 2) !important;
}

Horizontal Centering

Additionally, we also include an .mx-auto class for horizontally centering fixed-width block level content— an element with display: block; and a defined width—by setting the horizontal margins to auto.

Centered element
<div class="mx-auto" style="width: 200px;">
  Centered element
</div>