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When mapping out the design of the Grav Course Hub Skeleton, it was important to support the two most popular responsive Web frameworks (Bootstrap and Foundation) so that educators could choose the framework best suited to their multi-device presentation needs.

For folks who decide to use the Course Hub Bootstrap theme, the recently released Gravstrap shortcodes plugin by Giansimon Diblas adds a substantial set of useful Bootstrap framework elements available right in Markdown (no HTML required).

For example, by using the following Markdown when the Gravstrap shortcodes plugin is installed, you can use the Gravstrap Link component to display a Font Awesome icon along with a hyperlink:

[g-link url="http://example.com" menu="Products" icon="cog"][/g-link]

Products link with icon
Figure 1. Products link with icon.

Sometimes it’s important to make a link highly visible to students, so that’s where the Gravstrap Button component can come in handy:

[g-button button_url="http://google.com" button_type="primary" button_label="Click me"][/g-button]

Products link with icon
Figure 2. Hyperlink using the Button component.

The Gravstrap accordion component can be very useful in certain situations, especially in the context of students needing to view a single chunk of content from within a much larger collection.

[g-accordion id=accordion1 name=accordion1]
[g-accordion-item id=accordion_item1 header_id=accordion_header1 title="Open me"]

Anim pariatur cliche **reprehenderit**, enim eiusmod high life accusamus terry richardson ad squid. 3 wolf moon officia aute, non cupidatat skateboard dolor brunch. Food truck quinoa nesciunt laborum eiusmod. Brunch 3 wolf moon tempor, sunt aliqua put a bird on it squid single-origin coffee nulla assumenda shoreditch et.

[/g-accordion-item]
[g-accordion-item id=accordion_item2 header_id=accordion_header2 title="Open me too"]

Anim pariatur cliche reprehenderit, enim eiusmod high life accusamus terry richardson ad squid. 3 wolf moon officia aute, non cupidatat skateboard dolor brunch. Food truck quinoa nesciunt laborum eiusmod. Brunch 3 wolf moon tempor, sunt aliqua put a bird on it squid single-origin coffee nulla assumenda shoreditch et.

[/g-accordion-item]
[/g-accordion]]

Accordion component, with one panel expanded
Figure 3. Accordion component, with one panel expanded.

To learn more about what situations an accordion component is best suited to, I recommend reading the article Accordions Are Not Always the Answer for Complex Content on Desktops.

The above three examples just scratch the surface with what is possible when using the Gravstrap shortcodes plugin along with the Course Hub Bootstrap theme (or any other Grav Bootstrap-based theme for that matter). Explore the full range of available components on Giansimon’s Gravstrap page.

Oh, and if you are wondering why interactive examples were not included on this page, the Grav theme this site uses (HPSTR) is not Bootstrap-based - you win some, you lose some.

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