Html – Remove padding from columns in Bootstrap 3

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Problem:

Remove padding/margin to the right and left of col-md-* in Bootstrap 3.

HTML code:

<div class="col-md-12">
    <h2>OntoExplorer<span style="color:#b92429">.</span></h2>

    <div class="col-md-4">
        <div class="widget">
            <div class="widget-header">
                <h3>Dimensions</h3>
            </div>

            <div class="widget-content" id="">
                <div id='jqxWidget'>
                    <div style="clear:both;margin-bottom:20px;" id="listBoxA"></div>
                    <div style="clear:both;" id="listBoxB"></div>

                </div>
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>

    <div class="col-md-8">
        <div class="widget">
            <div class="widget-header">
                <h3>Results</h3>
            </div>

            <div class="widget-content">
                <div id="map_canvas" style="height: 362px;"></div>
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>

</div>

Desired output:

Currently this code adds padding/margin to the right and left of the two columns. I am wondering what it is I am missing in order to remove this extra space on the sides?

Notice:

If I remove "col-md-4" then both columns expand to 100% but I want them to be next to each other.

Best Solution

You'd normally use .row to wrap two columns, not .col-md-12 - that's a column encasing another column. Afterall, .row doesn't have the extra margins and padding that a col-md-12 would bring and also discounts the space that a column would introduce with negative left & right margins.

<div class="container">
    <div class="row">
        <h2>OntoExplorer<span style="color:#b92429">.</span></h2>

        <div class="col-md-4 nopadding">
            <div class="widget">
                <div class="widget-header">
                    <h3>Dimensions</h3>
                </div>
                <div class="widget-content">
                </div>
            </div>
        </div>

        <div class="col-md-8 nopadding">
            <div class="widget">
                <div class="widget-header">
                    <h3>Results</h3>
                </div>
                <div class="widget-content">
                </div>
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>
</div>

if you really wanted to remove the padding/margins, add a class to filter out the margins/paddings for each child column.

.nopadding {
   padding: 0 !important;
   margin: 0 !important;
}