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HTML Build a Responsive Website Creating a Fluid Foundation Scalable Images

Paul Keenan
Paul Keenan
702 Points

building a responsive design, padding issue converting to %

I'm using the understanding that to convert the px to % on the padding I would using the following workout as the .icing width in pixel is 700px my workout being 10px / 700px = 0.01428571428571 therefore the padding would be set to 1.428571428571% yet I keep getting advised its incorrect I've even tried 1.428571429% and still getting the same incorrect answer. Please can you advise where I'm going wrong?

2 Answers

Calvin Nix
Calvin Nix
43,828 Points

Hey Paul,

I believe that you should re-evaluate the width of the containing element. Keep in mind this is for padding. In other words if I remember correctly from that project 700px was not the correct size to use. I think that the width that I used was the width of the content that I was providing padding to.

Hope this helps.

Hey Paul Are you sure you are using what they set as the context for that formula to work?

Also I found this online Target / Context = Result calculator helpful http://responsv.com/flexible-math/