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CSS CSS Foundations The Box Model Positioning Properties

Sean Flanagan
Sean Flanagan
33,235 Points

Blank screen

Hi guys and girls.

When I try to run my program, all I get is a blank screen.

Here's my HTML:

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;charset=utf-8">
    <title>Positioning Properties</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/css_foundations_style.css">
    <div class="wrapper">
        <div class="top">Top</div>
        <div class="middle">Middle</div>
        <div class="bottom">Bottom</div>

And my CSS:

body {
    margin: 70px 0 0;
    background: #e1e1dd;
    color: #fff;
    font: normal 1.4em sans-serif;

.wrapper {
    box-sizing: border-box;
    margin: 0 auto;
    padding: 25px;
    width: 80px;
    background: #fff;

.top {
    background: #ff6347;

.middle {
    background: #87ceeb;
    position: relative;

.bottom {
    background: #20b2aa;

.wrapper div {
    width: 150px;
    height: 150px;
    text-align: center;
    line-height: 150px;
    text-shadow: 0 1px 1px rgba(0, 0, 0, .5);

Any insights you have to offer would be appreciated.


3 Answers

Alex Heil
Alex Heil
53,547 Points

hey sean, having a quick look at your css you missed the closing } for the wrapper. try to add this in and see if that does the trick - it should ;)

Shawn Flanigan
Shawn Flanigan
Courses Plus Student 15,815 Points

After seeing your name, how could I not provide an answer?

I can't see why you would get a blank screen, but in addition to what Alex said...a few things about your <head> tag:

All of the tutorials I've seen on Treehouse use HTML5, which gives you an easier option for your charset declaration. You can just use the following:

<meta charset="UTF-8">

Also, you may want to add type="text/css" to the link to your stylesheet.

Not sure if either of these things would cause a hangup in the system, but it might be worth a shot.

Good luck, Sean Flanagan!

-Shawn Flanigan

Sean Flanagan
Sean Flanagan
33,235 Points

Guys, you are the greatest! I added the missing } and the program works fine now. Thanks.


P.S. Nice to hear from a guy who shares my name!