Provide contextual feedback messages for typical user actions with the handful of available and flexible alert messages.
Alerts are available for any length of text, as well as an optional dismiss button. For proper styling, use one of the four required contextual classes (e.g.,
.alert-success). For inline dismissal, use the alerts jQuery plugin.
Boosted also adds a dedicated icon for each contextual class, matching functional colors in palette:
Icons are centered by default, but you may top align them using
.align-items-start utility for multiple lines alerts.
A simple success alert — check it out!
A simple danger alert — check it out!
A simple warning alert — check it out!
A simple info alert — check it out!
Conveying meaning to assistive technologies
Using color to add meaning only provides a visual indication, which will not be conveyed to users of assistive technologies – such as screen readers. Ensure that information denoted by the color is either obvious from the content itself (e.g. the visible text), or is included through alternative means, such as additional text hidden with the
Alerts come with a smaller variant:
Alerts can also contain additional HTML elements like headings, paragraphs and dividers.
As of Boosted, it’s recommended to wrap your additional content in a
<div> to ensure proper alignment.
Aww yeah, you successfully read this important alert message. This example text is going to run a bit longer so that you can see how spacing within an alert works with this kind of content.
Whenever you need to, be sure to use margin utilities to keep things nice and tidy.
util.js. The compiled version includes this.
- Add a dismiss button and the
.alert-dismissibleclass, which adds extra padding to the right of the alert and positions the
- On the dismiss button, add the
<button>element with it for proper behavior across all devices.
- To animate alerts when dismissing them, be sure to add the
You can see this in action with a live demo:
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data attributes on a button within the alert, as demonstrated above:
Note that closing an alert will remove it from the DOM.
||Makes an alert listen for click events on descendant elements which have the
||Closes an alert by removing it from the DOM. If the
||Destroys an element’s alert.|
Boosted’s alert plugin exposes a few events for hooking into alert functionality.
||This event fires immediately when the
||This event is fired when the alert has been closed (will wait for CSS transitions to complete).|