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CSS CSS Flexbox Layout Building a Layout with Flexbox Flexbox Columns Challenge

Challenge Task Help

Let's display equal -- but flexible -- widths for the columns. Create a new rule that targets the columns. Then, set the columns to evenly expand and display on one line, with an initial width of 300px.

Couldn't figure this one out :(

style.css
/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */

.row {
  display: flex;
}
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Flexbox Layout</title>
    <link href='https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Varela+Round' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
  </head>
  <body>
    <div class="row">   
      <div class="secondary column">
        <h2>Welcome!</h2>
        <p>Everything in this city is worth waiting in line for. Cupcake ipsum dolor sit.</p>
        <p>Wafer lollipop dessert. Bonbon jelly beans pudding dessert sugar plum.</p>
      </div>

      <div class="primary column">
        <h2>How to get here</h2>
        <p><strong>Plane: </strong>Tiramisu caramels gummies chupa chups lollipop muffin. Jujubes chocolate caramels cheesecake brownie lollipop drag&#233;e cheesecake.</p>
        <p><strong>Train: </strong>Pie apple pie pudding I love wafer toffee liquorice sesame snaps lemon drops. Lollipop gummi bears dessert muffin.</p>
        <p><strong>Car: </strong>Jelly cotton candy bonbon jelly-o jelly-o I love. I love sugar plum chocolate cake pie I love pastry liquorice.</p>
      </div>

      <div class="tertiary column">
        <h2>Great food</h2>
        <p>Croissant macaroon pie brownie. Cookie marshmallow liquorice gingerbread.</p>
        <p>Wafer lollipop dessert. Bonbon jelly beans pudding dessert sugar plum.</p>
      </div>
    </div>
  </body>
</html>

5 Answers

Shane Oliver
Shane Oliver
19,950 Points

You need to use the flex property on the .column class to give it a flex value of 1 so it flexs available space, and a width from which to flex.

.column { flex: 1 300px; }

not working

you are right! first I thought we had to do both css and html, so once I created the .column and gave it a flex, the rest of the phrase was to play with us ;)

katherine kwok
PLUS
katherine kwok
Courses Plus Student 1,276 Points

.column { display: flex; flex-grow: 1; flex-basis: 300px; }

Here is correct answer

.row {
  display: flex;
}

.column {

  flex: 1 300px;
}

Why is the challenge error saying that I am not including the flex-basis: 300px; when it is clearly there? .secondary column, .primary column, .tertiary column { display: flex; flex-grow: 1; flex-basis: 300px; }