CSS CSS Flexbox Layout Flexbox Properties Growing and Aligning Flex Items

David Dehghani
David Dehghani
6,992 Points

Flex-box problem! Help.

I've just heard the word flex used 100+ for different properties. I don't think I'm using the right one! Help please :)

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

.row {
  display: flex;
}

.column {
    justify-content: space-between;
}
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>How to get here</h2>
        <p>Tiramisu caramels gummies chupa.</p>
      </div>

      <div class="primary column">
        <h2>Welcome!</h2>
        <p>Everything in this city is worth waiting in line for.</p>
        <img src="treats.svg" alt="treats">
      </div>

      <div class="tertiary column">
        <h2>Great food</h2>
        <p>Croissant macaroon pie brownie.</p>
      </div>
    </div>
  </body>
</html>

1 Answer

Chris Hall
Chris Hall
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 11,442 Points

Hey David,

I can see how you could get confused with the wording of the challenge. The question is looking for you to set a property that will expand the flex items (in this case our items with .column) to fit the row (or parent). The justify-content property defines how the browser distributes space between and around flex items along the main-axis of their container. Now while setting justify-content will create spacing between your flex items depending of the value you assigned it's not what the question is looking for. It's looking for you to "expand the columns." So for that you're going to need to use a decoration that'll grow the flex items. In this case it's flex-grow.

.columns {
  flex-grow: 1 ;
}

Here are some MDN links on flex-grow and justify-content if you want to read more about them.

I hope this helped you out! Keep up the work!