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Philip Bradbury
Philip Bradbury
33,368 Points

Can't get grid system working?!?

Im trying to get my own grid system working and not having much look, the div's won't line up next to each other!! Ive checked everything i can think of, i was thinking it was to do with the float but i have them set up to float left. Any help would be great.

<!DOCTYPE html>
        <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/normalize.css">
        <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/grid.css">
        <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/main.css">
        <div class= "content">
                <div class= "header">
                    <div class="grid-container">
                        <div class="grid_1">
                            <img src="menu.svg">
                        <div class="grid_3">
                            <a href="#" class="site-logo">Bakersfield</a>

.grid-container {
    padding-left: 10px;
    padding-right: 10px;
    margin-left: auto;
    margin-right: auto;

img {

.grid-container > [class^="grid-"]{

    float: left;
    min-height: 1px;
    padding-left: 10px;
    padding-right: 10px;
    margin-left: 1.25%;

.grid-container > [class^="grid-"]:first-child {
    margin-left: 0;


.grid-container > [class^="grid-"]:last-child {
    float: right;


.grid_1 { width: 15.6%; } /* 75px/480 = px */
.grid_2 { width: 32.5%; } /* 156px/480px =  px */
.grid_3 { width: 49.4%; } /* 237px/480px = 0.235px */
.grid_4 { width: 66.3%; } /* 318px/480px = 0.32px */
.grid_5 { width: 83.1%; } /*  399px/480px = 0.405px */
.grid_6 { width: 100%;  } /* 480px/480px = 0.49px */

.grid-container:after {
    content:' ';

2 Answers

I'm not sure if this will completely solve your issue, however I did notice that when your calling this code:

.grid-container > [class^="grid-"]

you are using a dash, when in the HTML you are using an underscore.

It should be .grid-container > [class^="grid_"]

Philip Bradbury
Philip Bradbury
33,368 Points

Thank you sooooooo much!! That was it, Due to that dash it wasn't calling the float after all. Second pair of eyes and all that! Thanks again

You're welcome! It happens to me all the time.