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How to remove gutter space in bootstrap for a specific div only

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The default Bootstrap grid system utilizes 12 columns with each span having 30px gutter as below. Gutters are the white space between columns. Gutter width seems to be between 20px - 30px. Let's assume it's 30px here.

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For example  - you want to remove gutter space for a specific div only. Let's assume that it's for div which are in the main_content div.

div#main_content div{
  /*
 no gutter for the divs in main_content
 */}

How you can remove the gutter for a specific div without loosing bootstrap responsiveness and not leaving space at the end of the row?

It is simle!

The following is for Bootstrap prior to version 3.0.

We're only looking at class .span1 here (one column on a 12 wide grid), but you can achieve what you want by removing the left margin from:

.row-fluid [class*="span"] { margin:0 } // line 571 of bootstrap responsive

Then changing .row-fluid .span1's width to equal to 100% divided by 12 columns (8.3333%).

.row-fluid .span1 { width: 8.33334% } // line 632 of bootstrap responsive

You may want to do this by adding an additional class that would allow you to leave the base grid system intact:

.row-fluid [class*="NoGutter"] { margin-left:0 }
.row-fluid .span1NoGutter { width: 8.33334% }
<div class="row-fluid show-grid">
    <div class="span1NoGutter">1</div>
</div>

You could repeat this pattern for all other columns, as well:

.row-fluid .span2NoGutter { width:16.66667%; margin-left:0 } // 100% / 6 col
.row-fluid .span4NoGutter { width:25%; margin-left:0 } // 100% / 4 col
.row-fluid .span3NoGutter { width:33.33333%; margin-left:0 } // 100% / 3 col
or
.row-fluid .span4NoGutter { width:25% }
.row-fluid [class*="NoGutter"] { margin-left:0 }

* EDIT (insisting on using the default grid)
If the default grid system is a requirement, it defaults to a width of 940px (the .container and .span12 classes, that is); thus, in simplest terms, you'd want to divide 940 by 12. That equates to 12 containers 78.33333px wide.

So line 339 of bootstrap.css could be edited like so:

.span1 { width:78.33333px; margin-left:0 }
  or
.span1 { width:8.33334%; margin-left:0 }
// this should render at 78.333396px (78.333396 x 12 = 940.000752)
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