Section

Create horizontal layout sections with different background colors and styles.

Usage

Sections are used to separate the content of a page into differently styled blocks. To apply this component, just add the .uk-section class to a container element. You can place a container from the Container component to modify the width of the content inside sections and add horizontal padding. Note that the padding of a nested container will be reset.

<div class="uk-section">
    <div class="uk-container"></div>
</div>

By default, a section is blank. That is why it is important to add a modifier class for styling. In our example we are using the .uk-section-muted class. Normally, the section is the outermost element of a page, so this example doesn't quite reflect the realistic usage of this component.

  • Section

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  • <div class="uk-section uk-section-muted">
        <div class="uk-container">
    
            <h3>Section</h3>
    
            <div class="uk-grid-match uk-child-width-1-3@m" uk-grid>
                <div>
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                </div>
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            </div>
    
        </div>
    </div>

Style modifiers

To apply different background colors and paddings, add one of the following classes.

Class Description
.uk-section-default Adds the default background color of your site.
.uk-section-muted Adds a muted background color.
.uk-section-primary Adds a primary background color.
.uk-section-secondary Adds a secondary background color.
<div class="uk-section uk-section-primary"></div>
  • Section Default

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    Section Muted

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    Section Primary

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    Section Secondary

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    Section with Images

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  • <div class="uk-section uk-section-default">
        <div class="uk-container">
    
            <h3>Section Default</h3>
    
            <div class="uk-grid-match uk-child-width-1-3@m" uk-grid>
                <div>
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                </div>
                <div>
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                </div>
            </div>
    
        </div>
    </div>
    
    <div class="uk-section uk-section-muted">
        <div class="uk-container">
    
            <h3>Section Muted</h3>
    
            <div class="uk-grid-match uk-child-width-1-3@m" uk-grid>
                <div>
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                </div>
                <div>
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                </div>
            </div>
    
        </div>
    </div>
    
    <div class="uk-section uk-section-primary uk-light">
        <div class="uk-container">
    
            <h3>Section Primary</h3>
    
            <div class="uk-grid-match uk-child-width-1-3@m" uk-grid>
                <div>
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                </div>
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            </div>
    
        </div>
    </div>
    
    <div class="uk-section uk-section-secondary uk-light">
        <div class="uk-container">
    
            <h3>Section Secondary</h3>
    
            <div class="uk-grid-match uk-child-width-1-3@m" uk-grid>
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            </div>
    
        </div>
    </div>
    
    <div class="uk-section-default">
        <div class="uk-section uk-light uk-background-cover" style="background-image: url(images/dark.jpg)">
            <div class="uk-container">
    
                <h3>Section with Images</h3>
    
                <div class="uk-grid-match uk-child-width-1-3@m" uk-grid>
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            </div>
        </div>
    </div>

Preserve color

The .uk-section-primary and .uk-section-secondary classes are extending the inverse style from the Inverse component automatically. If you want to prevent this behavior, for example because you are using cards in these sections, add the .uk-preserve-color class.

<div class="uk-section uk-section-primary uk-preserve-color"></div>
  • Section Primary with cards

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  • <div class="uk-section uk-section-primary uk-preserve-color">
        <div class="uk-container">
    
            <div class="uk-panel uk-light uk-margin-medium">
                <h3>Section Primary with cards</h3>
            </div>
    
            <div class="uk-grid-match uk-child-width-expand@m" uk-grid>
                <div>
                    <div class="uk-card uk-card-default uk-card-body">
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                    </div>
                </div>
                <div>
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                    </div>
                </div>
            </div>
    
        </div>
    </div>

Size modifier

You can add different paddings to each section or remove it altogether.

Class Description
.uk-section-xsmall Add this class to decrease a section's padding to a minimum.
.uk-section-small Add this class to decrease a section's padding.
.uk-section-large Add this class to increase a section's padding.
.uk-section-xlarge Add this class to further increase a section's padding.
.uk-padding-remove-vertical Add this class from the Padding component to remove a section's padding.
  • Section Large

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  • <div class="uk-section uk-section-large uk-section-muted">
        <div class="uk-container">
    
            <h3>Section Large</h3>
    
            <div class="uk-grid-match uk-child-width-1-3@m" uk-grid>
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                </div>
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Overlap modifier

Some UIkit themes use richer styles, including textured backgrounds and borders. In this case, you can add the .uk-section-overlap class, to apply a border image and a negative offset to the following section. Note that this only works in styles that implement the feature, if there are subsequent sections.

<div class="uk-section uk-section-overlap"></div>