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CSS CSS Layout Basics Getting Started with CSS Layout Layout Wrapper Challenge

.container{ width : 80% ; margin : 0 auto ; }

I can t get why this doesn t work

index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>Getting Started with CSS 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 = "container">
        <header>
            <h1>Best City Guide</h1>
        </header>

        <div class="main">
            <h2>Welcome!</h2>
            <p>Dessert toffee chocolate lollipop fruitcake cake sweet. Pudding cotton candy chocolate pudding liquorice jelly marzipan. Muffin gummies topping lollipop. Caramels chocolate cake donut liquorice.</p>
            <p>Cake sesame snaps sweet tart candy canes tiramisu I love oat cake chocolate bar. Jelly beans pastry brownie sugar plum pastry bear claw tiramisu tootsie roll.</p>
        </div>

        <footer>
            <p>&copy;2015 Residents of The Best City.</p>
        </footer>
      </div>
    </body>
</html>
style.css
/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
.container{
  width : 80% ;
  margin : 0 auto ; 
}

2 Answers

Tobias Helmrich
Tobias Helmrich
31,602 Points

Hey there,

the problem in your code is that you have a space between the properties and the following colons. You have to write the colons immediately after the property. Also note that the space between the value and the ";" is not necessary either.

And about what Jim mentioned: Yes, the challenge doesn't ask that but if you're setting the margin to auto you're setting the margin on every side to auto. The margin-top and margin-bottom values compute to zero in this case so that's not the problem why this challenge isn't passing as the result is the same.

This should do it:

/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
.container{
  width: 80%;
  margin: 0 auto; 
}

I hope that helps! :)

Jim van Rijsewijk
Jim van Rijsewijk
8,150 Points

The challenge doesn't ask you to set top and bottom margin so you should use:

margin: auto;

good luck