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Bootstrap 5 Typography

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What is Bootstrap Typography?

Bootstrap Typography is a content element that helps you with text on your website including global settings, headings, body text, lists, and more.


Manual installation (zip package)

To use the component, you first need to install the MDB 5 Free package


Watch our Quick Start Tutorial to discover and use the full potential of MDB 5 and MDB CLI



Before starting the project make sure to install Node LTS (12.x.x recommended).


To install MDB UI KIT in your project easily type the following command in the terminal:

npm i mdb-ui-kit

Importing JS modules

You can import the entire library or just individual modules:

import * as mdb from 'mdb-ui-kit'; // lib
import { Input } from 'mdb-ui-kit'; // module

Importing CSS file

To import MDB stylesheet please use the following syntax:

@import '~mdb-ui-kit/css/mdb.min.css';

Importing SCSS modules

You can also import individual SCSS modules. To do it properly, we recommend to copy them from the node_modules/mdb-ui-kit/src/scss location directly to your project and import in the same way as CSS files.

Webpack integration

You can significantly speed up the process of creating a new project based on Webpack using our Starter.


Installation via CDN is one of the easiest methods of integrating MDB UI KIT with your project. Just copy the latest compiled JS script tag and CSS link tag from cdnjs to the application.

Don't forget to add also Font Awesome and Roboto font if you need. Here's an example code:

<!-- Font Awesome -->
<!-- Google Fonts -->
<!-- MDB -->
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<!-- MDB -->
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Getting started

Global settings:

MDB sets basic global display, typography, and link styles. When more control is needed, check out the textual utility classes.

  • For a more inclusive and accessible type scale, we assume the browser default root font-size (typically 16px) so visitors can customize their browser defaults as needed.

  • Use the $font-family-base, $font-size-base, and $line-height-base attributes as our typographic base applied to the <body>.

  • Set the global link color via $link-color.

  • Use $body-bg to set a background-color on the <body> (#fff by default).

These styles can be found within _reboot.scss, and the global variables are defined in _variables.scss. Make sure to set $font-size-base in rem.



Make a paragraph stand out by adding .lead.

<p class="lead">
  Vivamus sagittis lacus vel augue laoreet rutrum faucibus dolor auctor. Duis mollis, est
  non commodo luctus.
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Styled headings

.h1 through .h6 classes are also available, for when you want to match the font styling of a heading but cannot use the associated HTML element.

<p class="h1">h1. MDB heading</p>
<p class="h2">h2. MDB heading</p>
<p class="h3">h3. MDB heading</p>
<p class="h4">h4. MDB heading</p>
<p class="h5">h5. MDB heading</p>
<p class="h6">h6. MDB heading</p>
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You can see more customization examples on the ๐Ÿ“„ Typography documentation page

Crucial Resources

Here are the resources that we have prepared to help you work with this component:

  1. Read ๐Ÿ“„ Typography tutorial & documentation <-- start here
  2. In to get the most out of your project, you should also get acquainted with other Content & style options related to Typography. See the section below to find the list of them.
  3. You can use predesigned Content & style elements in ๐Ÿ“ฅ Starter Bootstrap 5 templates
  4. Templates are a part of ๐Ÿ“ฆ Free UI Kit for Bootstrap 5
  5. After finishing the project you can publish it with CLI in order to receive ๐Ÿ’ฝ Free hosting (beta)

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