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Erin Rhim
Erin Rhim
10,690 Points

A div display property problem.

Hi While I was working on my own project, I had a div's display property. As I know div is displayed with the value block in default. However, I have a problem that this property is ignored with some reason and the different divs are overlapping in my project. When I looked into developer tool in google chrome, div { display: block; }

property is erased and it says it was from used agent stylesheet. I added a code specifying div with block value, but it is overwritten as well. Is there a way that I can know why this property is overwritten by something and solve the problem?

1 Answer

Jonathan Grieve
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 91,252 Points

Hi Erin,

Usually if a style is overridden by something the style block is greyed out in Chrome Dev Tools. If a style is overridden i find it's usually because of a misconfigured media query of an external stylesheet that's in the wrong place (i.e. above not below the next reference to an external stylesheet in your HTML).

A user agent style is the default style applied by the browser. Take the style in the Chrome DevTools and add it to your file for greater control in your browser. I love using ChromeDev Tools to preview styles before adding them to my style! :-)