[twitter-bootstrap] Bootstrap 3 .col-xs-offset-* doesn't work?

I am using bootstrap 3 grid system loved it so far and everything was working well, I am trying to use col-xs-offset-1 and doesn't work although .col-sm-offset-1 works. What am I missing here ?

<div class="col-xs-2 col-xs-offset-1">col</div>


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Just in case someone makes the same error I did before stumbling on this page, that is, adding CSS reset rules (like the very popular reset by Eric Meyer used on millions of websites) after including bootstrap.

Also, perhaps I should point out that such reset won't be necessary with bootstrap given bootsrap actually implements the normalize.css v3.0.2 reset.

// it works in bootstrap 4, there was some changes in documentation.We dont need prefix col-, just offset-lg-3 e.g.

<div class="row">
   <div class="offset-lg-3 col-lg-6"> Some content...

// here doc: http://v4-alpha.getbootstrap.com/layout/grid/#example-offsetting-columns

Remove the dot in front of your class so it looks like this:

<div class="col-xs-2 col-xs-offset-1">col</div>


  Include this after bootstrap.css

  Add a class of 'col-xs-offset-*' and 
  if you want to disable the offset at a larger size add in 'col-*-offset-0'

  All display sizes (xs,sm,md,lg) have an offset of 1
  <div class="col-xs-11 col-xs-offset-1 col-sm-3">

  xs has an offset of 1
  <div class="col-xs-11 col-xs-offset-1 col-sm-offset-0 col-sm-3">

  xs and sm have an offset of 1
  <div class="col-xs-11 col-xs-offset-1 col-md-offset-0 col-sm-3">

  xs, sm and md will have an offset of 1
  <div class="col-xs-11 col-xs-offset-1 col-lg-offset-0 col-sm-3">


.col-xs-offset-12 {
    margin-left: 100%;
.col-xs-offset-11 {
    margin-left: 91.66666666666666%;
.col-xs-offset-10 {
    margin-left: 83.33333333333334%;
.col-xs-offset-9 {
    margin-left: 75%;
.col-xs-offset-8 {
    margin-left: 66.66666666666666%;
.col-xs-offset-7 {
    margin-left: 58.333333333333336%;
.col-xs-offset-6 {
    margin-left: 50%;
.col-xs-offset-5 {
    margin-left: 41.66666666666667%;
.col-xs-offset-4 {
    margin-left: 33.33333333333333%;
.col-xs-offset-3 {
    margin-left: 25%;
.col-xs-offset-2 {
    margin-left: 16.666666666666664%;
.col-xs-offset-1 {
    margin-left: 8.333333333333332%;
.col-xs-offset-0 {
    margin-left: 0;

/* Ensure that all of the zero offsets are available - recent SASS version did not include .col-sm-offset-0 */
@media (min-width: 768px) {
    .col-lg-offset-0 {
        margin-left: 0;


Alternatively, you can add an empty div for the xs-offset (would save you having to manage the content in more than one place)

<div class="col-xs-1 visible-xs"></div><div class="col-xs-2">col</div>

The bootstrap devs seem to be refusing to add those xs- ofsets and push/pull classes, see here: https://github.com/twbs/bootstrap/issues/9689

Its not working because col-xs-offset-* is mentioned out of the media query. if you want to use it, you have to mention all the offset (eg: class="col-xs-offset-3 col-sm-offset-2 col-md-offset-1 col-lg-offset-0")

But this is not right, they should mention col-xs-offset-* in the media query

This was really frustrating so I wrote a gist you can grab that enables col-offset-xs-*. I also noticed that Bootstrap SASS repo Bower installed this week did not include col-offset-sm-0 so that is shimmed too but will be redundant in many cases.

Bootstrap 3 xs offset shim

You could get the offset set only for xs devises by negating the higher pixels with 0 offset. Like so,

class="col-xs-offset-1 col-md-offset-0"

instead of using col-md-offset-4 use instead offset-md-4, you no longer have to use col when you're offsetting. In your case use offset-xs-1 and this will work. make sure you've called the bootstrap.css folder into your html as follows .

A suggestion for when you want to do an offset but find yourself incapable at extra small widths:

Use .hidden-xs and .visible-xs to make one version of your html block for extra small widths, and one for everything else (where you can still use an offset)


<div class="hero container">
  <div class="row">
    <div class="hidden-xs col-sm-8 col-sm-offset-2 col-md-4 col-md-offset-4 text-center">
      <h2>This is a banner at the top of my site. It shows in everything except XS</h2>
      <p>Here are some supporting details about my banner.</p>
    <div class="visible-xs col-xs-12">
      <h2 class="pull-right">This is my banner at XS width.</h2>
      <p class="pull-right">This is my supporting content at XS width.</p>

The bootstrap css used in the jsfiddle link, dont have the css for col-xs-offset-*, thats why the css are not been applied. Refer the latest bootstrap css.

As per the latest bootstrap v3.3.7 xs-offseting is allowed. See the documentation here bootstrap offseting. So you can use

<div class="col-xs-2 col-xs-offset-1">.col-xs-2 .col-xs-offset-1</div>

col-md-offset-4 does not work if you manually apply margin to the same element. For example

In the above code, offset will not be applied. Instead a margin of 0 auto will be applied

As of Boostrap 4.x, just as col-xs-6 is now just col-6

offset-xs-6 is now just offset-6.

Already tried it, definitely works.

The problem is that you're putting .name class instead of nameclass