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Onkar Hanumante
Onkar Hanumante
2,723 Points

can't place navigation bar content in a straight line

Want to place sitename floated left and links floated right in a straight line at their respective sides.

HTML : <html> <head> <title>Homepage</title> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/normalize.css"> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/main.css"> </head> <body> <div class="container"> <div class="main-header clearfix"> <header> <h1 class="name">sitename</h1> <ul class="links"> <li><a href="#">Home</a></li> <li><a href="#">About Us</a></li> <li><a href="#">Contact</a></li> </ul> </header> </div> </div> </body> </html>


*{ box-sizing:border-box; } body{ padding:0px; margin:0px;

} a{ text-decoration:none; } .main-header{ background-color:#00BCD4;

} .name{ color:#fff; float:left; margin:1em; display:inline-block; }

.main-header .links{ float:right;

} .links li{ list-style-type:none; display:inline-block; float:left; margin:1em;

} .clearfix::after{ content:""; display:table; clear:both; }

I have just openned you project and it looks to me they are all in a straight line. What do you mean by Straight line? Centered?

3 Answers

David Brener
David Brener
3,794 Points

You could try Flexbox to achieve what you're looking for...


<div class="container">
  <div class="column-one">
    <img src="http://placehold.it/150x50" />
  <div class="column-two">
    <ul class="menu-items">
      <li><a href="#">Menu Item One</a></li>
      <li><a href="#">Menu Item Two</a></li>
      <li><a href="#">Menu Item Three</a></li>
      <li><a href="#">Menu Item Four</a></li>


.container {
  background: #333;
  display: flex;
  flex-flow: row nowrap;
  width: 100%;
  max-width: 1920px;
  height: auto;
  padding: 15px;

.column-one {
  display: flex;
  flex: 1;

.column-two {
  display: flex;
  justify-content: center;
  flex: 2;

.menu-items {
  display: flex;
  list-style-type: none;

.menu-items li a {
  padding: 0 10px;
  color: #fff;
  font-weight: 700;
  font-size: 1.2em;
  line-height: 1.3em;
  font-family: 'Raleway', sans-serif;
  text-decoration: none;

That is for sure the best answer. Flexbox are always the best solution for websites! But i dont think he got there yet.!

Onkar Hanumante
Onkar Hanumante
2,723 Points

well thnx for help. Will surely try flex layout.

Onkar Hanumante
Onkar Hanumante
2,723 Points

@Renato Gama. I was looking for something like treehouse nav bar

Alex Thomas
Alex Thomas
4,247 Points

Have you tried display: inline-block; ? Then set margin-left for each list item? Or, you can go back to the "Create a website" tutorial and Nick explains it pretty well.

Try setting diferent widths. The main header should have a 100% widht. But the HEADER try giving it a width of 80%. You will have the H1 and the LI more centered. Hope I have helped.