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

Austin Long
Austin Long
10,372 Points

Flex-box challenge

The question is:

Set the columns to expand and display on one line when they are 300px or wider. But when the columns are narrower than 300px, the browser will redistribute the space and display them on multiple lines.

I'm having trouble with this challenge. It doesn't seem like this was covered in any of the previous videos at all. I know you don't use a media query but I don't know how to specify the size of the columns like it wants.

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

.row {
  display: flex;
}

.column {

  flex-grow: 1;
}
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
222,348 Points

You're halfway there with flex-grow. The other half is setting flex-basis to the desired width.

:point_right: You can set both of these at the same time with the shortcut property flex.

Austin Long
Austin Long
10,372 Points

Ah that worked, thank you!!