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

Brooke Guy
Brooke Guy
8,179 Points

Column Help

What am I doing wrong here?

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

.row {
  display: flex;
}

.column {
  display: flex;
  flex-direction: column;
  column-span: 300px;
}
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>

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
210,850 Points

The rows are the containers, and have already been given the display property value of "flex". You would not need this for the items unless you wanted them to also be flex containers.

But the property that would allow the columns to evenly expand would be "flex" and any numeric value would keep them even (using "1" is conventional). Then instead of "column-span", which is not a flex property and also does not use pixel units, you can specify initial width with the "flex-basis" property.