How can I make Bootstrap columns all the same height?

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I'm using Bootstrap. How can I make three columns all the same height?

Here is a screenshot of the problem. I would like the blue and red columns to be the same height as the yellow column.

Three bootstrap columns with the center column longer than the other two columns

Here is the code:

<link href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.7/css/bootstrap.min.css" rel="stylesheet"/>
<div class="container-fluid">
<div class="row">
    <div class="col-xs-4 panel" style="background-color: red">
        some content
    </div>
    <div class="col-xs-4 panel" style="background-color: yellow">
        catz
        <img width="100" height="100" src="https://lorempixel.com/100/100/cats/">
    </div>
    <div class="col-xs-4 panel" style="background-color: blue">
        some more content
    </div>
</div>
</div>

Richard

Posted 2013-10-30T23:31:37.183

Reputation: 18 533

8

There is an article in the bootstrap website with a 5-lines solution http://getbootstrap.com.vn/examples/equal-height-columns/

– Eduard Gamonal – 2015-07-22T13:14:35.463

2

The example on Bootstrap breaks responsiveness Eduard. The flex .row is missing flex-wrap: wrap;. Here's an example of it working with responsiveness: http://codepen.io/bootstrapped/details/RrabNe/

– Bryan Willis – 2016-01-12T02:16:13.633

Possible Workaround – A Transparent image 1 pixel wide in the other columns. This new one pixel width image matches the pixel height of the cats pic in the above example. (May not work or be practical in your situation) – Sql Surfer – 2018-01-17T15:39:16.250

In Bootstrap 4, we can use the card for the same – Amjad Rehman A – 2018-07-19T13:00:04.050

Answers

915

Solution 1 using negative margins (doesn't break responsiveness)

Demo

.row{
    overflow: hidden; 
}

[class*="col-"]{
    margin-bottom: -99999px;
    padding-bottom: 99999px;
}

Solution 2 using table

Demo

.row {
    display: table;
}

[class*="col-"] {
    float: none;
    display: table-cell;
    vertical-align: top;
}

Solution 3 using flex added August 2015. Comments posted before this don't apply to this solution.

Demo

.row {
  display: -webkit-box;
  display: -webkit-flex;
  display: -ms-flexbox;
  display:         flex;
  flex-wrap: wrap;
}
.row > [class*='col-'] {
  display: flex;
  flex-direction: column;
}

Popnoodles

Posted 2013-10-30T23:31:37.183

Reputation: 24 833

1WOW. Thanks. Why does that work? – Richard – 2013-10-31T09:22:47.587

7Think of it as the column being sucked into negative space. If you remove the overflow you'll see what's going on. – Popnoodles – 2013-10-31T11:50:09.843

1It works but has a problem if you need to absolutely positioning some element at the bottom: it's hidden by the overflow. Nested elements neither can't determine the actual visible height, without javascript. – itsjavi – 2014-02-11T11:55:38.717

@mjolnic good point. I'd like to find a better solution. I would have thought height 100% and display block might help. – Popnoodles – 2014-02-11T19:24:59.007

75

You could also do it like this: http://jsfiddle.net/nV3Ua/1/

– Dr.Flink – 2014-03-05T10:19:17.593

10This doesn't work in Firefox. – Carlos Cervantes – 2014-03-24T18:48:30.590

it works in Firefox for me. Can you share your code? – Popnoodles – 2014-03-25T00:17:57.037

9If targeting the bootstrap column class specifically you should probably use an anchor ^ instead of a wildcard *. Using ^ will say that the class must start with col- where as the wildcard shown will match any class with col- anywhere in the string, possibly having undesired effects on styles where you may have used the convention col-. (i.e. stuff-col-morestuff). – Logan G. – 2014-06-05T16:46:26.443

@LiquaFoo I agree but that's how bootstrap's selector is. – Popnoodles – 2014-06-05T18:53:42.147

1It works only with single line of blocks. For more block, it ads them in right side again until it brakes view zone. – Gediminas – 2014-07-23T12:34:27.957

@Popnoodles I can share my code http://stackoverflow.com/questions/25000554/firefox-workaround-for-position-for-table-cell-element

– Ray – 2014-08-04T09:31:25.177

1why doens't height:100% just work?> – Chet – 2014-08-10T00:20:36.440

This is working but my col-xs-12 is being ignored now.. How do i fix that? – Notflip – 2014-08-13T13:40:11.567

1Solution 1 is very elegant – eloone – 2014-09-06T10:54:47.767

Exactly what i want. Thanks a lot! – Kamesh – 2014-09-25T06:28:47.107

4Solution 1 can make width problems – Mike Boutin – 2015-02-05T15:29:39.680

7

Nice answer, with some caveats. Solution 1 disables the float and therefore breaks the bootstrap grid responsive behavior. Solution 2 (explained in greater depth in http://www.positioniseverything.net/articles/onetruelayout/equalheight) doesn't show the bottom border (as it is clipped somewhere in the padding space).

– Ohad Schneider – 2015-02-06T16:35:51.120

Hello, I am facing the same problem. But after I tried the solutions, the column does not seems to be responsive. How to fix that? – fyr0049 – 2015-02-08T12:19:32.457

Solution2 is responsive in my case but not the first one who occured some bug with bootstrap 3 – LedZelkin – 2015-02-08T17:31:03.843

I found a problem with solution 2: if there are elements with attr id="xxx" and users jump to the ID, contents above the element fail to display (demo: paste the codes to a local html file, open it with ".../xxx.html#p3"). Solution 1 seems working fine, hope I won't find any issue with it.

– ZZY – 2015-02-14T03:56:41.117

1@Notflip, I faced the same issue that "col-xs-12" doesn't make the next "col" to next line. My workaround is to apply solution 1 only to >= small device, as @media(min-width:768px) { Solution 1 } – ZZY – 2015-02-16T14:18:23.807

5

Non of this solutions working at all. 1) destroys bs3 grid responsive not working since float:none 2) this solution isn't doing cols same size in responsive, here is demonstration: http://www.bootply.com/SmpoLAKqO1

– zajca – 2015-05-14T08:30:46.037

Actually there are two thing what you could want, one is simple same col height without responsive, for this is best solution 2. Other one is to avoid jumping of col if text change height of one col to another, for this is best this solution -> http://stackoverflow.com/a/24747063/1269774. If you want both, use javascript or flexbox or write your own grid using table.

– zajca – 2015-05-14T09:08:16.137

in case of two columns when resize browser screen (on mid, sm etc) first columns hides... why ?? how to fix it – Zain – 2015-05-27T06:18:04.477

+1 Only for the second solution because it does not break the Bootstrap responsiveness. Any answer that does is useless when dealing with Bootstrap. – Christine268 – 2015-06-04T01:38:43.690

Solution ! did work for me. But I had to add the !important to margin. Like this: margin-bottom: -99999px !important; – Anish Nair – 2015-10-12T06:47:50.947

13Solution 3 breaks row responsiveness. – SPRBRN – 2015-10-15T10:40:23.473

you're a legend, thanks for your answer! – Dragan – 2015-12-08T18:29:26.080

2These are all great examples for equal height columns although in this situation they all break the bootstrap grid framework. You should never do this explicitly to the row and column classes. Add your own class. The first one, while effective for fluid layouts is not good for responsive layouts as it applies all columns height to the height of the .row even if their not on the same row. The second one is missing styles and should not use BS columns as table cells. Tables are meant to use border-spacing while bootstrap col- classes use padding for their spacing. Using together wont work. – Bryan Willis – 2015-12-20T13:07:06.437

10

@Popnoodles you should add flex-wrap: wrap; to the third example to enable responsiveness. You also will want to add display: flex; flex-direction: column; to the column class. If you are going to use .row and not a custom class, you'll need to provide a fallback for older browsers changing the display flex back. Here's an example

– Bryan Willis – 2015-12-20T13:13:45.943

The negative margins where super smart!! – Farzad YZ – 2016-02-10T14:26:58.093

2@BryanWillis Perfect answer! The solutions in this answer did not work for me. Thank you! – Tacocat – 2016-03-03T00:10:53.857

1god bless you :) – Sikander – 2016-03-24T06:23:18.240

I tried to make it out each method, but none of them work, here is my demo: DEMO

– Vertisan – 2016-04-04T21:20:28.327

@bwillis what does exactly do display: flex; flex-direction: column; in the column class? It seems to do nothing noticeable. – gugol – 2016-04-26T16:33:24.277

The new flexbox solution fits all my requirements. – krx – 2016-05-14T20:19:10.947

The 3rd solution is close, but in IE 11 the stacked divs seem to be too wide, and in FF the stacked divs have different widths. – Matthew Lock – 2016-05-18T04:41:23.500

Solution 1 hides the bottom border. – johntrepreneur – 2016-05-25T23:12:10.367

I prefer solution 2, and I add width: 100% for .row – David Qin – 2016-06-15T04:14:43.553

@LoganG. ^ does not work for this class =" test col-md-2" – Eugen Konkov – 2016-07-05T10:01:39.620

Solution 1 only worked for me. – Shahbaz – 2016-07-19T22:51:09.947

three solution did not worked – Hakam Fostok – 2016-10-27T15:17:03.020

@HakamFostok These solutions have worked for 100s of others hence the upvotes. Feel free to post a new question with your bad code so that someone can advise where you have misunderstood. – Popnoodles – 2016-11-03T16:58:05.817

My code is not bad – Hakam Fostok – 2016-11-03T18:55:26.607

None of the solutions, that work for 100s of others, work against your code, yet, despite the principal of Occam's razor, your wish is to downvote this answer multiple times. Hardly fair. – Popnoodles – 2016-11-03T18:56:08.617

Solution 3: flex-wrap: wrap breaks on safari-mobile. I removed it and it works for me – Patrick – 2016-11-09T13:33:57.870

You are the best! – Recomer – 2016-11-24T20:18:30.517

1Negative margin works the best. The other two solutions break the responsive property (will not wrap on small screen) – Ting Yi Shih – 2017-01-19T03:28:37.290

5Solution 3 doesn't work in Safari. .row::before { display: block; } fixes that but I'm not sure why. – Rudey – 2017-01-30T15:28:09.803

working perfectly... :) – Bimal Das – 2017-02-09T13:01:38.097

table-cell or negative margins don't really work when it comes to responsive design – Zim – 2017-03-14T23:45:13.623

THE BEST!!! :D Thank you. :) – GhitaB – 2017-05-16T12:37:02.847

Thank you so much, the first solution works really good for me but the table-cell one doesn't work on my environment. THANK YOU SO MUCH! – Guilherme Felipe Reis – 2018-07-05T11:31:15.900

233

Update 2018

Best approach for Bootstap 3.x -- using CSS flexbox (and requires minimal CSS)..

.equal {
  display: flex;
  display: -webkit-flex;
  flex-wrap: wrap;
}

Bootstrap same height flexbox example

To only apply the same height flexbox at specific breakpoints (responsive), use a media query. For example, here is sm(768px) and up:

@media (min-width: 768px) {
  .row.equal {
    display: flex;
    flex-wrap: wrap;
  }
}

This solution also works well for multiple rows (column wrapping):
https://www.bootply.com/gCEXzPMehZ

Other workarounds

These options will be recommended by others, but are not a good idea for responsive design. These only work for simple single row layouts w/o column wrapping.

1) Using huge negative margins & padding

2) Using display:table-cell (this solution also effects the responsive grid, so a @media query can be used to only apply table display on wider screens before the columns stack vertically)


Bootstrap 4

Flexbox is now used by default in Bootstrap 4 so there is no need for the extra CSS to make equal height columns: http://www.codeply.com/go/IJYRI4LPwU

Zim

Posted 2013-10-30T23:31:37.183

Reputation: 178 791

31The row is no longer responsive after applying this. – Stanley – 2014-09-03T07:21:33.030

5

You can use a media-query to only apply the flexbox on larger/wider devices. I updated the bootply: http://www.bootply.com/Cn6fA6LuTq

– Zim – 2014-09-17T14:04:17.273

In case anyone is interested, I have created a pen to demonstrate similar effects on a form using flexbox.

– Justin Lau – 2015-06-28T12:30:26.513

2

Does not work in IE8 or 9, nor Android 2.x http://caniuse.com/#feat=flexbox

– Chris Moschini – 2015-07-28T00:05:56.953

CSS is not markup. – zool – 2016-06-05T21:02:32.970

@ZimSystem Your code in Codeply doesn't work in Safari 10.0.3 / OSX http://take.ms/bj31b

– dandaka – 2017-03-02T08:12:14.543

2

It's a known Safari bug with flexbox: proof: https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=137730

– Zim – 2017-03-02T10:56:06.973

4@Stanley the comment about "no longer responsive" is old and irrelevant. – Zim – 2017-03-29T15:35:52.620

Doesnt work at all – Crasher – 2018-03-11T04:17:54.047

And, how is that? It works for me at and least 194 other people ;-) – Zim – 2018-03-11T11:46:39.527

What could be the possible reasons for these styles not to work in some cases? – Randell – 2018-07-23T23:04:00.610

79

No JavaScript needed. Just add the class .row-eq-height to your existing .row just like this:

<div class="row row-eq-height">
  <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-4 panel" style="background-color: red">
    some content
  </div>
  <div class="col-xs-6 col-sm-4 panel" style="background-color: yellow">
    kittenz
  <img src="http://placekitten.com/100/100">
  </div>
  <div class="col-xs-6 col-sm-4 panel" style="background-color: blue">
    some more content
  </div>
</div>

Tip: if you have more than 12 columns in your row, the bootstrap grid will fail to wrap it. So add a new div.row.row-eq-height each 12 columns.

Tip: you may need to add

<link rel="stylesheet" href="http://getbootstrap.com.vn/examples/equal-height-columns/equal-height-columns.css" />

to your html

Kevin R.

Posted 2013-10-30T23:31:37.183

Reputation: 945

5

flexbox-based. Does not work in IE8 or 9, nor Android 2.x http://caniuse.com/#feat=flexbox

– Chris Moschini – 2015-07-28T00:05:45.977

8

Does not work as far as I can see. https://jsbin.com/ravudobovo/edit?html,output

– Phil Cook – 2015-10-30T15:42:14.823

2Also does not work for me. – Bpainter – 2016-03-22T14:53:46.453

44Note: getbootstrap.vn is not "Bootstrap". It's a 3rd party project. – Zim – 2016-04-08T12:50:26.140

This seems to be integrated in bootstrap v4 though. – Cyril Duchon-Doris – 2016-05-01T15:50:51.300

1it doesn't work for me also – Omar – 2016-08-13T17:06:31.187

I included the correct CSS (from the .vn site) but it messes everything up. it's based on flex – ekkis – 2016-10-05T23:30:05.883

Great...plugin hell. – Armada – 2017-02-14T09:57:54.310

Cool, but this stylesheet include additional red and bordered styles to .col classes - this is not cool :( – Gediminas – 2017-02-21T16:58:43.443

52

To answer your question this is all you need see full responsive demo with prefixed css:

/* Using col-xs media query breakpoint but you can change 481 to 768 to only apply to col-sm and above if you'd like*/

@media only screen and (min-width : 481px) {
    .flex-row {
        display: flex;
        flex-wrap: wrap;
    }
    .flex-row > [class*='col-'] {
        display: flex;
        flex-direction: column;
    }
    .flex-row.row:after, 
    .flex-row.row:before {
        display: flex;
    }
}

Screenshot of Codepen

To add support for thumbnail content flex within flex columns like the screenshot above also add this... Note you could do this with panels as well:

.flex-row .thumbnail,
.flex-row .caption {
    display: flex;
    flex: 1 0 auto;
    flex-direction: column;
}
.flex-text {
    flex-grow: 1;
}    
.flex-row img {
    width: 100%;
}

While flexbox doesn't work in IE9 and below you can use the demo with a fallback using conditional tags with something like javascript grids as a polyfill:

<!--[if lte IE 9]>

<![endif]-->

As for the other two examples in the accepted answer... The table demo is a decent idea but is being implemented wrong. Applying that CSS on bootstrap column classes specifically will without a doubt break the grid framework entirely. You should be using a custom selector for one and two the tables styles should not be applied to [class*='col-'] that have defined widths. This method should ONLY be used if you want equal height AND equal width columns. It is not meant for any other layouts and is NOT responsive. We can make it fallback however on mobile displays...

<div class="table-row-equal">
<div class="thumbnail">
    Content...
</div>
<div class="thumbnail">
    Content...
</div>
</div>
@media only screen and (min-width : 480px){
    .table-row-equal {
        display: table;
        width: 100%;
        table-layout: fixed;
        border-spacing: 30px 0px;
        word-wrap: break-word;
    }
    .table-row-equal .thumbnail {
        float: none;
        display: table-cell;
        vertical-align: top;
        width: 1%;
    }
}

Lastly, the first demo in the accepted answer which implements a version of the one true layout is a good choice for some situations, but not suitable for bootstrap columns. The reason for this is that all the columns expand to the container height. So this will also break responsiveness since the columns are not expanding to the elements next to them, but the entire container. This method will also not allow you to apply bottom margins to rows any longer and will also cause other issues along the way like scrolling to anchor tags.

For the complete code see the Codepen which automatically prefixes the flexbox code.

Bryan Willis

Posted 2013-10-30T23:31:37.183

Reputation: 2 464

38

You only show one row so your use case may be limited to just that. Just in case you have multiple rows, this plugin - github Javascript-grids - works perfectly! It makes each panel expand to the tallest panel, giving each row potentially a different height based on the tallest panel in that row. It's a jquery solution vs. css, but wanted to recommend it as an alternative approach.

globalSchmidt

Posted 2013-10-30T23:31:37.183

Reputation: 1 009

The only solution that really works and it doesn't break responsiveness – Artur Kędzior – 2016-10-27T21:21:55.660

Does this allow you to specify that the columns should be square - or just all the same height? – niico – 2016-11-03T23:26:22.730

@niico 14 - its been awhile since I've used this, but in my application the requirement is that the elements in each row were the same height, but the height might vary from row to row. Since the height is a function of the elements in the row, if your element height is equal to their width, then they should present as squares. – globalSchmidt – 2016-11-04T13:46:25.283

25

If you want to make this work in any browser, use javascript:

$( document ).ready(function() {
    var heights = $(".panel").map(function() {
        return $(this).height();
    }).get(),

    maxHeight = Math.max.apply(null, heights);

    $(".panel").height(maxHeight);
});

paulalexandru

Posted 2013-10-30T23:31:37.183

Reputation: 6 810

1Have one div class="row" with variable number of panels each of class "col-md-4" which should give me 3 columns and unknown number of rows, depending on number of items I want to list. This JS worked and requires minimal change in my HTML/CSS, as opposed to various CSS thingies I tried. Only thing I changed was to mark all my column panels with additional class, i.e. "same-height-panel" and then use $(".same-height-panel") instead of $(".panel") – nidalpres – 2015-06-18T15:35:31.890

1The only solution that worked for me after one day of experimenting with css stuff. – Dinosaurius – 2017-02-03T21:45:37.383

1This is a good solution, but .ready() is not the right time to call it - it should be called on .load() – jave.web – 2017-07-25T13:07:05.403

1@jave.web If you think that this is a good solution, please give it a thumbs up. Thanks – paulalexandru – 2017-07-25T13:38:27.550

Use window.onload = function() {...function content above...} instead. This works better. – sh hjr – 2018-02-20T22:23:22.017

8

.row-eq-height {
display: -webkit-box;
display: -webkit-flex;
display: -ms-flexbox;
display:         flex;
 }

From:

http://getbootstrap.com.vn/examples/equal-height-columns/equal-height-columns.css

eaglei22

Posted 2013-10-30T23:31:37.183

Reputation: 1 071

7

You can use inline-flex as well which works pretty good and may be a little cleaner than modifying every row element with CSS.

For my project I wanted every row who's child elements had borders to be the same height so the borders would look jagged. For this I created a simple css class.

.row.borders{
    display: inline-flex;
    width: 100%;
}

Steffan Perry

Posted 2013-10-30T23:31:37.183

Reputation: 1 226

1While it succeeds at making all the contents in the row the same height; This breaks the responsiveness of Bootstrap. – Christine268 – 2015-06-04T01:29:00.353

7

cheeky jquery solution if anyone's interested. Just make sure all your cols (el) have a common classname...works responsively too if you bind it to $(window).resize

function equal_cols(el)
{
    var h = 0;
    $(el).each(function(){
        $(this).css({'height':'auto'});
        if($(this).outerHeight() > h)
        {
            h = $(this).outerHeight();
        }
    });
    $(el).each(function(){
        $(this).css({'height':h});
    });
}

Usage

$(document).ready(function(){
   equal_cols('.selector');
});

Note: This post has been edited as per @Chris' comment out that the code was only set the last highest height in the $.each() function

Marty

Posted 2013-10-30T23:31:37.183

Reputation: 79

This is understated - simple and small yet will resize all columns without needing to have a fixed number of columns in a row. Nice one! – Jordon – 2015-01-17T03:36:25.120

1This isn't working, cause you set the last biggest height in the each function. If the third column is the highest column, column 1 and 2 aren't getting the right height.. You have to set the last line "$(this).css({'height':h});" after the each function. I will do an edit. – Chris – 2015-02-05T11:06:11.553

7

Some of the previous answers explain how to make the divs the same height, but the problem is that when the width is too narrow the divs won't stack, therefore you can implement their answers with one extra part. For each one you can use the CSS name given here in addition to the row class that you use, so the div should look like this if you always want the divs to be next to each other:

<div class="row row-eq-height-xs">Your Content Here</div>

For all screens:

.row-eq-height-xs {
    display: -webkit-box;
    display: -webkit-flex;
    display: -ms-flexbox;
    display:         flex;
    flex-direction: row;
}

For when you want to use sm:

.row-eq-height-sm {
    display: -webkit-box;
    display: -webkit-flex;
    display: -ms-flexbox;
    display:         flex;
    flex-direction: column;
}
@media (min-width:768px) {
    .row-eq-height-sm {
        flex-direction: row;
    }
}

For when you want to md:

.row-eq-height-md {
    display: -webkit-box;
    display: -webkit-flex;
    display: -ms-flexbox;
    display:         flex;
    flex-direction: column;
}
@media (min-width:992px) {
    .row-eq-height-md {
        flex-direction: row;
    }
}

For when you want to use lg:

.row-eq-height-lg {
    display: -webkit-box;
    display: -webkit-flex;
    display: -ms-flexbox;
    display:         flex;
    flex-direction: column;
}
@media (min-width:1200px) {
    .row-eq-height-md {
        flex-direction: row;
    }
}

EDIT Based on a comment, there is indeed a simpler solution, but you need to make sure to give column info from the largest desired width for all sizes down to xs (e.g. <div class="col-md-3 col-sm-4 col-xs-12">:

.row-eq-height {
    display: -webkit-box;
    display: -webkit-flex;
    display: -ms-flexbox;
    display: flex;
    flex-direction: row;
    flex-wrap: wrap;
}

Zachary Weixelbaum

Posted 2013-10-30T23:31:37.183

Reputation: 619

You made that a lot more complicated than you needed to :) Just useflex-wrap: wrap;` then you don't need all the separate ones... unless you specifically want them. – Bryan Willis – 2015-12-20T11:57:29.490

this fails on iPad Safari – Matthew Lock – 2016-07-08T00:33:58.527

5

I know I'm very late but now you can use the "min-height" style attribute to achieve your purpose.

Faiz

Posted 2013-10-30T23:31:37.183

Reputation: 98

5

I tried alot of the suggestions made in this thread and on other pages but no solution worked 100% in every browsers.

So I experimented quite some time and came up with this. A complete solution for Bootstrap Equal Height columns with the help of flexbox with only 1 class. This works in all major browsers IE10+.

CSS:

.row.equal-cols {
  display: -webkit-flex;
  display: -ms-flexbox;
  display: flex;
  -webkit-flex-wrap: wrap;
  -ms-flex-wrap: wrap;
  flex-wrap: wrap;
}

.row.equal-cols:before,
.row.equal-cols:after {
  display: block;
}

.row.equal-cols > [class*='col-'] {
  display: -webkit-flex;
  display: -ms-flexbox;
  display: flex;
  -webkit-flex-direction: column;
  -ms-flex-direction: column;
  flex-direction: column;
}

.row.equal-cols > [class*='col-'] > * {
  -webkit-flex: 1 1 auto;
  -ms-flex: 1 1 auto;
  flex: 1 1 auto; 
}

HTML:

<div class="container">
  <div class="row equal-cols">
    <div class="col-sm-4">
      <div class="content"></div>
    </div>
    <div class="col-sm-4">
      <div class="content"></div>
    </div>
    <div class="col-sm-4">
      <div class="content"></div>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>

To support even more versions of IE you can, for example, use https://github.com/liabru/jquery-match-height and target all child columns of .equal-cols. Like this:

// Create a check for IE9 (or any other specific browser).
if(IE9) {
  $(".row.equal-cols > [class*='col-']").matchHeight();
}

Without this polyfill the columns will behave as usual Bootstrap columns so which is a quite good fallback.

Adam Lindqvist

Posted 2013-10-30T23:31:37.183

Reputation: 51

3

here is my solution (compiled CSS):

.row.row-xs-eq {
  display: table;
  table-layout: fixed;
  margin: 0;
}

.row.row-xs-eq::before {
  content: none;
}

.row.row-xs-eq::after {
  content: none;
}

.row.row-xs-eq > [class^='col-'] {
  display: table-cell;
  float: none;
  padding: 0;
}

@media (min-width: 768px) {
  .row.row-sm-eq {
    display: table;
    table-layout: fixed;
    margin: 0;
  }

  .row.row-sm-eq::before {
    content: none;
  }

  .row.row-sm-eq::after {
    content: none;
  }

  .row.row-sm-eq > [class^='col-'] {
    display: table-cell;
    float: none;
    padding: 0;
  }
}

@media (min-width: 992px) {
  .row.row-md-eq {
    display: table;
    table-layout: fixed;
    margin: 0;
  }

  .row.row-md-eq::before {
    content: none;
  }

  .row.row-md-eq::after {
    content: none;
  }

  .row.row-md-eq > [class^='col-'] {
    display: table-cell;
    float: none;
    padding: 0;
  }
}

@media (min-width: 1200px) {
  .row.row-lg-eq {
    display: table;
    table-layout: fixed;
    margin: 0;
  }

  .row.row-lg-eq::before {
    content: none;
  }

  .row.row-lg-eq::after {
    content: none;
  }

  .row.row-lg-eq > [class^='col-'] {
    display: table-cell;
    float: none;
    padding: 0;
  }
}

So your code would look like:

<div class="row row-sm-eq">
  <!-- your old cols definition here -->
</div>

Basically this is the same system you use with .col-* classes with that difference you need to apply .row-* classes to the row itself.

With .row-sm-eq columns will be stacked on XS screens. If you don't need them to be stacked on any screens you can use .row-xs-eq.

The SASS version that we do actually use:

.row {
  @mixin row-eq-height {
    display: table;
    table-layout: fixed;
    margin: 0;

    &::before {
      content: none;
    }

    &::after {
      content: none;
    }

    > [class^='col-'] {
      display: table-cell;
      float: none;
      padding: 0;
    }
  }

  &.row-xs-eq {
    @include row-eq-height;
  }

  @media (min-width: $screen-sm-min) {
    &.row-sm-eq {
      @include row-eq-height;
    }
  }

  @media (min-width: $screen-md-min) {
    &.row-md-eq {
      @include row-eq-height;
    }
  }

  @media (min-width: $screen-lg-min) {
    &.row-lg-eq {
      @include row-eq-height;
    }
  }
}

Live demo


Note: mixing .col-xs-12 and .col-xs-6 inside a single row would not work properly.

Alexander S.

Posted 2013-10-30T23:31:37.183

Reputation: 161

This is good. My solution is the same. And there is a possibility to have equal height columns with standard Bootstrap's 30px gaps between columns using border-spacing and negative margins. – max – 2017-12-08T16:43:51.177

3

There is a problem with using Solution 1 while appling it on only column in rows. Would like to improve Solution 1.

 [class^="col-"]:not([class*="-12"]){
      margin-bottom: -99999px;
      padding-bottom: 99999px;
  }

(Sorry, can't comment Popnoodles's anwer. I have not enough reputations)

Станислав Пономарев

Posted 2013-10-30T23:31:37.183

Reputation: 38

2

.row.container-height {
 overflow: hidden; 
}

.row.container-height > [class*="col-"]{
    margin-bottom: -99999px;
    padding-bottom: 99999px;
}

where .container-height is the style class that has to be added to a .row styled element to which all its .col* children have the same height.

Applying these styles only to some specific .row (with .container-height, as in the example) also avoids applying the margin and padding overflow to all .col*.

DarkScrolls

Posted 2013-10-30T23:31:37.183

Reputation: 316

2

Best out there:

Github reflex - Docs

Works with bootstrap

Update:

  1. Include the CSS
  2. Update your code:

/*!
 *
 * Reflex v1.0
 *
 * Reflex is a flexbox grid which provides a way to take advantage of emerging
 * flexbox support while providing a fall back to inline-block on older browsers
 *
 * Built by Lee Jordan G.C.S.E.
 * email: [email protected]
 * github: https://github.com/leejordan
 *
 * Structure and calculations are inspired by twitter bootstrap
 *
 */
.reflex-order-12 {
  -webkit-order: 12;
  -ms-flex-order: 12;
  order: 12;
}
.reflex-order-11 {
  -webkit-order: 11;
  -ms-flex-order: 11;
  order: 11;
}
.reflex-order-10 {
  -webkit-order: 10;
  -ms-flex-order: 10;
  order: 10;
}
.reflex-order-9 {
  -webkit-order: 9;
  -ms-flex-order: 9;
  order: 9;
}
.reflex-order-8 {
  -webkit-order: 8;
  -ms-flex-order: 8;
  order: 8;
}
.reflex-order-7 {
  -webkit-order: 7;
  -ms-flex-order: 7;
  order: 7;
}
.reflex-order-6 {
  -webkit-order: 6;
  -ms-flex-order: 6;
  order: 6;
}
.reflex-order-5 {
  -webkit-order: 5;
  -ms-flex-order: 5;
  order: 5;
}
.reflex-order-4 {
  -webkit-order: 4;
  -ms-flex-order: 4;
  order: 4;
}
.reflex-order-3 {
  -webkit-order: 3;
  -ms-flex-order: 3;
  order: 3;
}
.reflex-order-2 {
  -webkit-order: 2;
  -ms-flex-order: 2;
  order: 2;
}
.reflex-order-1 {
  -webkit-order: 1;
  -ms-flex-order: 1;
  order: 1;
}
.reflex-order-0 {
  -webkit-order: 0;
  -ms-flex-order: 0;
  order: 0;
}
.reflex-container {
  display: inline-block;
  display: -webkit-flex;
  display: flex;
  zoom: 1;
  *display: inline;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
  position: relative;
  width: 100%;
  letter-spacing: -0.31em;
  *letter-spacing: normal;
  word-spacing: -0.43em;
  list-style-type: none;
}
.reflex-container *,
.reflex-container:before,
.reflex-container:after {
  -webkit-box-sizing: border-box;
  -moz-box-sizing: border-box;
  box-sizing: border-box;
  max-width: 100%;
  letter-spacing: normal;
  word-spacing: normal;
  white-space: normal;
}
.reflex-container *:before,
.reflex-container *:after {
  -webkit-box-sizing: border-box;
  -moz-box-sizing: border-box;
  box-sizing: border-box;
}
[class*="reflex-col-"] {
  width: 100%;
  vertical-align: top;
  position: relative;
  display: inline-block;
  display: -webkit-flex;
  display: flex;
  zoom: 1;
  *display: inline;
  text-align: left;
  text-align: start;
}
.reflex-item {
  display: block;
  display: -webkit-flex;
  display: flex;
  -webkit-flex-direction: column;
  flex-direction: column;
  -webkit-flex: 1 1 auto;
  flex: 1 1 auto;
}
_:-ms-fullscreen,
:root .reflex-item {
  width: 100%;
}
.reflex-col-12 {
  width: 100%;
  *width: 99.9%;
}
.reflex-col-11 {
  width: 91.66666666666666%;
  *width: 91.56666666666666%;
}
.reflex-col-10 {
  width: 83.33333333333334%;
  *width: 83.23333333333335%;
}
.reflex-col-9 {
  width: 75%;
  *width: 74.9%;
}
.reflex-col-8 {
  width: 66.66666666666666%;
  *width: 66.56666666666666%;
}
.reflex-col-7 {
  width: 58.333333333333336%;
  *width: 58.233333333333334%;
}
.reflex-col-6 {
  width: 50%;
  *width: 49.9%;
}
.reflex-col-5 {
  width: 41.66666666666667%;
  *width: 41.56666666666667%;
}
.reflex-col-4 {
  width: 33.33333333333333%;
  *width: 33.23333333333333%;
}
.reflex-col-3 {
  width: 25%;
  *width: 24.9%;
}
.reflex-col-2 {
  width: 16.666666666666664%;
  *width: 16.566666666666663%;
}
.reflex-col-1 {
  width: 8.333333333333332%;
  *width: 8.233333333333333%;
}
@media (min-width: 480px) {
  .reflex-col-xs-12 {
    width: 100%;
    *width: 99.9%;
  }
  .reflex-col-xs-11 {
    width: 91.66666666666666%;
    *width: 91.56666666666666%;
  }
  .reflex-col-xs-10 {
    width: 83.33333333333334%;
    *width: 83.23333333333335%;
  }
  .reflex-col-xs-9 {
    width: 75%;
    *width: 74.9%;
  }
  .reflex-col-xs-8 {
    width: 66.66666666666666%;
    *width: 66.56666666666666%;
  }
  .reflex-col-xs-7 {
    width: 58.333333333333336%;
    *width: 58.233333333333334%;
  }
  .reflex-col-xs-6 {
    width: 50%;
    *width: 49.9%;
  }
  .reflex-col-xs-5 {
    width: 41.66666666666667%;
    *width: 41.56666666666667%;
  }
  .reflex-col-xs-4 {
    width: 33.33333333333333%;
    *width: 33.23333333333333%;
  }
  .reflex-col-xs-3 {
    width: 25%;
    *width: 24.9%;
  }
  .reflex-col-xs-2 {
    width: 16.666666666666664%;
    *width: 16.566666666666663%;
  }
  .reflex-col-xs-1 {
    width: 8.333333333333332%;
    *width: 8.233333333333333%;
  }
}
@media (min-width: 768px) {
  .reflex-col-sm-12 {
    width: 100%;
    *width: 99.9%;
  }
  .reflex-col-sm-11 {
    width: 91.66666666666666%;
    *width: 91.56666666666666%;
  }
  .reflex-col-sm-10 {
    width: 83.33333333333334%;
    *width: 83.23333333333335%;
  }
  .reflex-col-sm-9 {
    width: 75%;
    *width: 74.9%;
  }
  .reflex-col-sm-8 {
    width: 66.66666666666666%;
    *width: 66.56666666666666%;
  }
  .reflex-col-sm-7 {
    width: 58.333333333333336%;
    *width: 58.233333333333334%;
  }
  .reflex-col-sm-6 {
    width: 50%;
    *width: 49.9%;
  }
  .reflex-col-sm-5 {
    width: 41.66666666666667%;
    *width: 41.56666666666667%;
  }
  .reflex-col-sm-4 {
    width: 33.33333333333333%;
    *width: 33.23333333333333%;
  }
  .reflex-col-sm-3 {
    width: 25%;
    *width: 24.9%;
  }
  .reflex-col-sm-2 {
    width: 16.666666666666664%;
    *width: 16.566666666666663%;
  }
  .reflex-col-sm-1 {
    width: 8.333333333333332%;
    *width: 8.233333333333333%;
  }
}
@media (min-width: 992px) {
  .reflex-col-md-12 {
    width: 100%;
    *width: 99.9%;
  }
  .reflex-col-md-11 {
    width: 91.66666666666666%;
    *width: 91.56666666666666%;
  }
  .reflex-col-md-10 {
    width: 83.33333333333334%;
    *width: 83.23333333333335%;
  }
  .reflex-col-md-9 {
    width: 75%;
    *width: 74.9%;
  }
  .reflex-col-md-8 {
    width: 66.66666666666666%;
    *width: 66.56666666666666%;
  }
  .reflex-col-md-7 {
    width: 58.333333333333336%;
    *width: 58.233333333333334%;
  }
  .reflex-col-md-6 {
    width: 50%;
    *width: 49.9%;
  }
  .reflex-col-md-5 {
    width: 41.66666666666667%;
    *width: 41.56666666666667%;
  }
  .reflex-col-md-4 {
    width: 33.33333333333333%;
    *width: 33.23333333333333%;
  }
  .reflex-col-md-3 {
    width: 25%;
    *width: 24.9%;
  }
  .reflex-col-md-2 {
    width: 16.666666666666664%;
    *width: 16.566666666666663%;
  }
  .reflex-col-md-1 {
    width: 8.333333333333332%;
    *width: 8.233333333333333%;
  }
}
@media (min-width: 1200px) {
  .reflex-col-lg-12 {
    width: 100%;
    *width: 99.9%;
  }
  .reflex-col-lg-11 {
    width: 91.66666666666666%;
    *width: 91.56666666666666%;
  }
  .reflex-col-lg-10 {
    width: 83.33333333333334%;
    *width: 83.23333333333335%;
  }
  .reflex-col-lg-9 {
    width: 75%;
    *width: 74.9%;
  }
  .reflex-col-lg-8 {
    width: 66.66666666666666%;
    *width: 66.56666666666666%;
  }
  .reflex-col-lg-7 {
    width: 58.333333333333336%;
    *width: 58.233333333333334%;
  }
  .reflex-col-lg-6 {
    width: 50%;
    *width: 49.9%;
  }
  .reflex-col-lg-5 {
    width: 41.66666666666667%;
    *width: 41.56666666666667%;
  }
  .reflex-col-lg-4 {
    width: 33.33333333333333%;
    *width: 33.23333333333333%;
  }
  .reflex-col-lg-3 {
    width: 25%;
    *width: 24.9%;
  }
  .reflex-col-lg-2 {
    width: 16.666666666666664%;
    *width: 16.566666666666663%;
  }
  .reflex-col-lg-1 {
    width: 8.333333333333332%;
    *width: 8.233333333333333%;
  }
}
.reflex-wrap {
  -webkit-flex-wrap: wrap;
  flex-wrap: wrap;
}
.reflex-wrap-reverse {
  -webkit-flex-wrap: wrap-reverse;
  flex-wrap: wrap-reverse;
}
.reflex-direction-row-reverse {
  -webkit-flex-direction: row-reverse;
  flex-direction: row-reverse;
}
.reflex-direction-column {
  -webkit-flex-direction: column;
  flex-direction: column;
}
.reflex-direction-column-reverse {
  -webkit-flex-direction: column-reverse;
  flex-direction: column-reverse;
}
.reflex-align-start {
  -webkit-align-items: flex-start;
  align-items: flex-start;
}
.reflex-align-end {
  -webkit-align-items: flex-end;
  align-items: flex-end;
}
.reflex-align-end [class*="reflex-col-"] {
  vertical-align: bottom;
}
.reflex-align-center {
  -webkit-align-items: center;
  align-items: center;
}
.reflex-align-center [class*="reflex-col-"] {
  vertical-align: middle;
}
.reflex-align-baseline {
  -webkit-align-items: baseline;
  align-items: baseline;
}
.reflex-align-baseline [class*="reflex-col-"] {
  vertical-align: baseline;
}
.reflex-align-content-start {
  -webkit-align-content: flex-start;
  align-content: flex-start;
}
.reflex-align-content-end {
  -webkit-align-content: flex-end;
  align-content: flex-end;
}
.reflex-align-content-end [class*="reflex-col-"] {
  vertical-align: bottom;
}
.reflex-align-content-center {
  -webkit-align-content: center;
  align-content: center;
}
.reflex-align-content-space-between {
  -webkit-align-content: space-between;
  align-content: space-between;
}
.reflex-align-content-space-around {
  -webkit-align-content: space-around;
  align-content: space-around;
}
.reflex-align-self-stretch {
  -webkit-align-self: stretch;
  align-self: stretch;
}
.reflex-align-self-start {
  -webkit-align-self: flex-start;
  align-self: flex-start;
}
.reflex-align-self-end {
  -webkit-align-self: flex-end;
  align-self: flex-end;
  vertical-align: bottom;
}
.reflex-align-self-center {
  -webkit-align-self: center;
  align-self: center;
  vertical-align: middle;
}
.reflex-align-self-baseline {
  -webkit-align-self: baseline;
  align-self: baseline;
  vertical-align: baseline;
}
.reflex-justify-start {
  text-align: left;
  -webkit-justify-content: flex-start;
  justify-content: flex-start;
}
.reflex-justify-end {
  text-align: right;
  -webkit-justify-content: flex-end;
  justify-content: flex-end;
}
.reflex-justify-center {
  text-align: center;
  -webkit-justify-content: center;
  justify-content: center;
}
.reflex-justify-space-between {
  text-align: justify;
  -moz-text-align-last: justify;
  text-align-last: justify;
  -webkit-justify-content: space-between;
  justify-content: space-between;
}
.reflex-justify-space-around {
  text-align: justify;
  -moz-text-align-last: justify;
  text-align-last: justify;
  -webkit-justify-content: space-around;
  justify-content: space-around;
}
.reflex-item-margin-sm {
  margin: 0 0.25em 0.5em;
}
.reflex-item-margin-md {
  margin: 0 0.5em 1em;
}
.reflex-item-margin-lg {
  margin: 0 1em 2em;
}
.reflex-item-content-margin-sm * {
  margin-right: 0.25em;
  margin-left: 0.25em;
}
.reflex-item-content-margin-md * {
  margin-right: 0.5em;
  margin-left: 0.25em;
}
.reflex-item-content-margin-lg * {
  margin-right: 1em;
  margin-left: 1em;
}
.reflex-img {
  display: inline-block;
  display: -webkit-flex;
  display: flex;
  zoom: 1;
  *display: inline;
  -webkit-flex: 0 0 auto;
  flex: 0 0 auto;
  margin-left: 0;
  margin-right: 0;
  max-width: 100%;
  width: 100%;
  height: auto;
}
.reflex-item-footer {
  margin-top: auto;
  margin-left: 0;
  margin-right: 0;
}
<link href="http://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.4/css/bootstrap.min.css" rel="stylesheet"/>
<link href="http://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.4/css/bootstrap.min.css" rel="stylesheet"/>

<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<div class="reflex-container reflex-wrap">
  <div class="reflex-col-xs-12 reflex-col-sm-4 panel" style="background-color: red">
  some content
  </div>
  <div class="reflex-col-xs-6 reflex-col-sm-4 panel" style="background-color: yellow">
  kittenz
  <img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/13/Matrona.jpg">
  </div>
  <div class="reflex-col-xs-6 reflex-col-sm-4 panel" style="background-color: blue">
  some more content
  </div>
</div>

öbl

Posted 2013-10-30T23:31:37.183

Reputation: 114

Welcome to Stack Overflow! While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. See How do I write a good answer.

– ByteHamster – 2015-05-04T15:57:14.600

2

Here is my method, i have used flex with some changes in media query.

  @media (min-width: 0px) and (max-width: 767px) {
  .fsi-row-xs-level {
    display: -webkit-box;
    display: -webkit-flex;
    display: -ms-flexbox;
    display: flex;
  }
}
@media (min-width: 768px) and (max-width: 991px) {
  .fsi-row-sm-level {
    display: -webkit-box;
    display: -webkit-flex;
    display: -ms-flexbox;
    display: flex;
  }
}
@media (min-width: 992px) and (max-width: 1199px) {
  .fsi-row-md-level {
    display: -webkit-box;
    display: -webkit-flex;
    display: -ms-flexbox;
    display: flex;
  }
}
@media (min-width: 1200px) {
  .fsi-row-lg-level {
    display: -webkit-box;
    display: -webkit-flex;
    display: -ms-flexbox;
    display: flex;
  }
}

then added the classes to the parent which were required.

<div class="row fsi-row-lg-level fsi-row-md-level">
<div class="col-sm-4">column 1</div>
<div class="col-sm-4">column 2</div>
<div class="col-sm-4">column 3</div>
</div>

I am using responsive breakpoints because flux usually hampers the bootstrap standard responsive nature.

Ajay Sathish

Posted 2013-10-30T23:31:37.183

Reputation: 26

2

For those looking for a quick, easy solution - if you have a relatively consistent set of block content setting a min-height on the div that is a bit bigger than the largest block can be easier to implement.

.align-box {
    min-height: 400px;
}

Neal

Posted 2013-10-30T23:31:37.183

Reputation: 536

2

If anyone using bootstrap 4 and looking for equal height columns just use row-eq-height to parent div

  <link href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/4.0.0-beta.2/css/bootstrap.min.css" rel="stylesheet"/>
    <div class="row row-eq-height">
            <div class="col-xs-4" style="border: 1px solid grey;">.row.row-eq-height &gt; .col-xs-4</div>
            <div class="col-xs-4" style="border: 1px solid grey;">.row.row-eq-height &gt; .col-xs-4<br>this is<br>a much<br>taller<br>column<br>than the others</div>
            <div class="col-xs-4" style="border: 1px solid grey;">.row.row-eq-height &gt; .col-xs-4</div>
          </div>

Ref: http://getbootstrap.com.vn/examples/equal-height-columns/

Znaneswar

Posted 2013-10-30T23:31:37.183

Reputation: 2 124

2

I'm surprised I couldn't find a worthwhile solution here late 2018. I went ahead and figured it out a Bootstrap 3 solution myself using flexbox.

Clean and simple example:

Example of matched column widths in Bootstrap 3

HTML

<div class="row row-equal">
    <div class="col-lg-4 col-md-4 col-sm-4 col-xs-12 col-equal">
        <p>Text</p>
    </div>
    <div class="col-lg-4 col-md-4 col-sm-4 col-xs-12 col-equal">
        <img src="//placehold.it/200x200">
    </div>
    <div class="col-lg-4 col-md-4 col-sm-4 col-xs-12 col-equal">
        <p>Text</p>
    </div>  
</div>

CSS

img {
  width: 100%;
}
p {
  padding: 2em;
}
@media (min-width: 768px) {
  .row-equal {
    display: flex;
    flex-wrap: wrap;
  }
  .col-equal {
    margin: auto;
  }
}

View working demo: http://jsfiddle.net/xho1y5tb/

BuffMcBigHuge

Posted 2013-10-30T23:31:37.183

Reputation: 187

1

If it makes sense in your context, you can simply add an empty 12-column div after each break, which acts as a divider that hugs the bottom of the tallest cell in your row.

<div class="row">
   <div class="col-xs-6">Some content</div>
   <div class="col-xs-6">
      Lots of content! Lots of content! Lots of content! Lots of content! Lots of content! 
   </div>
   <div id="spacer-div" class="col-xs-12"></div>
   <div class="col-xs-6">More content...</div>
</div><!--this You forgot to close -->

Hope this helps!

Chris Staikos

Posted 2013-10-30T23:31:37.183

Reputation: 604

This does not answer the question he asked! – Ellisan – 2017-11-24T14:26:35.910

1

@media (min-width: @screen-sm-min) {
    div.equal-height-sm {
        display: table;


        > div[class^='col-'] {
            display: table-cell;
            float: none;
            vertical-align: top;
        }
    }
}

<div class="equal-height-sm">
    <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-7">Test<br/>Test<br/>Test</div>
    <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-5">Test</div>
</div>

Example:

https://jsfiddle.net/b9chris/njcnex83/embedded/result/

Adapted from several answers here. The flexbox-based answers are the right way once IE8 and 9 are dead, and once Android 2.x is dead, but that is not true in 2015, and likely won't be in 2016. IE8 and 9 still make up 4-6% of usage depending on how you measure, and for many corporate users it's much worse. http://caniuse.com/#feat=flexbox

The display: table, display: table-cell trick is more backwards-compatible - and one great thing is the only serious compatibility issue is a Safari issue where it forces box-sizing: border-box, something already applied to your Bootstrap tags. http://caniuse.com/#feat=css-table

You can obviously add more classes that do similar things, like .equal-height-md. I tied these to divs for the small performance benefit in my constrained usage, but you could remove the tag to make it more generalized like the rest of Bootstrap.

Note that the jsfiddle here uses CSS, and so, things Less would otherwise provide are hard-coded in the linked example. For example @screen-sm-min has been replaced with what Less would insert - 768px.

Chris Moschini

Posted 2013-10-30T23:31:37.183

Reputation: 25 569

1

I use this super easy solution with clearfix, which doesn't have any side effects.

Here is an example on AngularJS:

<div ng-repeat-start="item in list">
    <div class="col-lg-4 col-md-6 col-sm-12 col-xs-12"></div>
</div>
<div ng-repeat-end>
    <div ng-if="$index % 3 == 2" class="clearfix visible-lg"></div>
    <div ng-if="$index % 2 == 1" class="clearfix visible-md"></div>
</div>

And one more example on PHP:

<?php foreach ($list as $i => $item): ?>
    <div class="col-lg-4 col-md-6 col-sm-12 col-xs-12"></div>
    <div class="clearfix visible-md"></div>
    <?php if ($i % 2 === 1): ?>
        <div class="clearfix visible-lg"></div>
    <?php endif; ?>
<?php endforeach; ?>

Oleg

Posted 2013-10-30T23:31:37.183

Reputation: 5 131

1

I searched for a solution to the same problem, and found one just worked !! - with almost no extra code..

see https://medium.com/wdstack/bootstrap-equal-height-columns-d07bc934eb27 for a good disuccuion, and with the resposne you want in the bottom, with a link.

https://www.codeply.com/go/EskIjvun4B

this was the correct responsive way to for me... a quote: ... 3 — Use flexbox (best!)

As of 2017, the best (and easiest) way to make equal height columns in a responsive design is using CSS3 flexbox.

.row.display-flex {
  display: flex;
  flex-wrap: wrap;
}
.row.display-flex > [class*='col-'] {
  display: flex;
  flex-direction: column;
}

and simply use:

div class="container">
   <div class="row display-flex .... etc..

kfn

Posted 2013-10-30T23:31:37.183

Reputation: 181

0

Thought I'd just add that the answer given by Dr.Flink can also be applied to a Bootstrap 3 form-horizontal block - which can be very handy if you want to use background colours for each cell. In order for this to work for bootstrap forms, you would need to wrap the form contents which just serves to replicate a table-like structure.

The example below also provides the CSS which demonstrates an additional media query allows Bootstrap 3 to simply takeover and do it's normal thing on the smaller screen(s). This also works in IE8+ .

Example:

<form class="form-horizontal" role="form">

  <div class="form-wrapper">
    <div class="form-group">
      <label class="col-xs-12 col-sm-2 control-label">My Label</label>
      <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-10">
        Some content
      </div>
    </div>
  </div>

</form>
.form-wrapper {
  display: table;
}

.form-wrapper .form-group {
  display: table-row;
}

.form-wrapper .form-group .control-label {
  display: table-cell;
  float: none;
}

.form-wrapper .form-group label + div {
  display: table-cell;
  float: none;
}

@media (max-width: 768px) {
  .form-wrapper {
    display: inherit;
  }
  .form-wrapper .form-group {
    display: block;
  }
  .form-wrapper .form-group .control-label {
    display: inherit;
  }
  .form-wrapper .form-group label + div {
    display: inherit;
  }
}

JoeTidee

Posted 2013-10-30T23:31:37.183

Reputation: 4 863

0

You can wrap the columns inside a div

<div class="row">
<div class="col-md-12>
  <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-4 panel" style="background-color: red">
  some content
  </div>
  <div class="col-xs-6 col-sm-4 panel" style="background-color: yellow">
  kittenz
  <img src="http://placekitten.com/100/100">
  </div>
  <div class="col-xs-6 col-sm-4 panel" style="background-color: blue">
  some more content
  </div>
</div>
</div>

Tom Kur

Posted 2013-10-30T23:31:37.183

Reputation: 457

0

Try this do through flex-box

.container {
 display: flex;
 padding-bottom: 50px;
}
.col {
 background: blue;
 padding: 30px;
}

.col.center {
 background: red;
 height: 100px;
 margin-bottom: -50px;
}
<div class="container">
  <div class="col">Left</div>
  <div class="col center">Center</div>
  <div class="col">Right</div>
</div>

Live JSFiddle - https://jsfiddle.net/grinmax_/spsn4fnq/

grinmax

Posted 2013-10-30T23:31:37.183

Reputation: 1 387

0

HTML

<div class="container-fluid">
<div class="row-fluid">
<div class="span4 option2">
<p>left column </p>
<p>The first column has to be the longest The first column has to be the longes</p>
</div>

<div class="span4 option2">
<p>middle column</p>
</div>

<div class="span4 option2">
<p>right column </p>
<p>right column </p>
<p>right column </p>
<p>right column </p>
<p>right column </p>
</div>
</div>
</div>

CSS

.option2 { background: red; border: black 1px solid; color: white; }

JS

$('.option2').css({
    'height': $('.option2').height()
});

Pacific P. Regmi

Posted 2013-10-30T23:31:37.183

Reputation: 947

-2

Just checking through bootstrap documentation and I found the simple solution for the problem of column same height.

Add the extra clearfix for only the required viewport

<div class="clearfix visible-xs-block"></div>

For example:

<div class="col-md-3 col-xs-6">This is a long text</div>
<div class="col-md-3 col-xs-6">This is short</div>
<div class="clearfix visible-xs-block">This is a long text</div>
<div class="col-md-3 col-xs-6">Short</div>
<div class="col-md-3 col-xs-6">Long Text</div>
<div class="clearfix visible-xs-block"></div>
<div class="col-md-3 col-xs-6">Longer text which will push down</div>
<div class="col-md-3 col-xs-6">Short</div>

Please refer to http://getbootstrap.com/css/#grid-responsive-resets

Eddy Goh

Posted 2013-10-30T23:31:37.183

Reputation: 111

-4

You can use below code

var heights = $(".row > div").map(function() {
    return $(this).height();
}).get(),
maxHeight = Math.max.apply(null, heights);
$(".row > div").height(maxHeight);

Ali Akbar Reyad

Posted 2013-10-30T23:31:37.183

Reputation: 1

-7

alot of css here...

jQuery

$(document).ready(function() {

   // Get height of original column you want to match
   var box-height = $('.panel:nth-child(1)').outerHeight();

   // Output same height on particular element or element(s)
   $('.panel').height(box-height);

});

Really simple code no need to play with css, although all options above are perfectly usable.

Jsfiddle

Nelson

Posted 2013-10-30T23:31:37.183

Reputation: 20

8Yeah, there's a lot of CSS here because the question is tagged css and not javascript. Don't post JS solutions to problems that can be solved with pure CSS. In 99% of cases, the performance is worse. – cimmanon – 2015-07-07T13:30:59.280