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CSS Bootstrap 4 Basics (Retired) Getting to Know Bootstrap 4 Enhancing the Page

Jonathan Grieve
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 91,252 Points

Unable to multiply margins for greater than 3 in Bootstrap 4


So Bootstrap uses Rems as the unit of measurement which is relative to the root element, yes?

Is there a reason that I'm missing, as to why I can't offset an element by greater than 3 rems?

If I use

        <h1 class="display-1 m-t-3">Come and visit Castle Eden!</h1>

        <p class="lead  m-b-3">Coming Soon! You'll learn all about why you should come and visit the village of Castle Eden.</p>

Then the element will shift as expected. But if I try to use 4 or more in the m-t utality class it goes back to it's original position. Why is this?

Thanks :)

1 Answer

Guil Hernandez
Guil Hernandez
Treehouse Teacher

Hi Jonathan Grieve,

It goes up to 3rem by default. If you're using Sass, you can set it to as many as you want in the $spacers map. Check out line 77 here.