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CSS CSS Foundations The Box Model Floats

CSS Foundations: Floats Challenge task 3of4 set p width.

I have tried several different ways to try to make the width: 70%; valid. in the paragraph where I am to float it and give a width of 70%. It keeps telling me to check the width property in my CSS. I have tried adding width properties in both px and percentages all the way up to the html container, but it has no effect. I have selected the element, added the class and tried the class alone. In case content collapse was affecting it, I tried overflow, clear and set the clearfix to match the classes in index.

I will add screen shots as soon as I learn how. code mirror

1 Answer

Laura Cressman
Laura Cressman
12,548 Points

Hi Chris, Did you target the paragraph with the class "badge-desc" specifically? Without seeing your code, my guess it is it could be some bug, like forgetting a semi-color or a closing curly braces, or perhaps you are targeting all paragraphs instead of just the ones with the badge-desc class. In my experience, sometimes the errors the Code Challenges throw aren't necessarily related to what's going on. I tried this though and it worked. Let me know if this helps! Wishing you sunshine, Laura :)

.badge-desc {
     float: left;
     width: 70%;

Thanks Laura,

I don't know if you clicked the link to see all the extra code I had added as it kept rejecting me. I deleted it all down to like you presented and it worked fine. I originally started out like that but with p in the element since there was only one in the index. It got ugly real fast.