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CSS

Mayur Pande
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Mayur Pande
Courses Plus Student 11,711 Points

Having responsive images for header

I have an image/logo that is going to be in the header. However it was around 2000px * 2000px so I made it smaller to around 500px. But in mobile view there was an overflow.

I am using flexbox, is there a way to make this image responsive?

This is what I have done so far;

<div id="header">
  <div id="header-item">
    <img src="img/russell.jpg" alt="temp-logo" />
  </div>
</div>


    #header{
       display:flex;
       align-items:center;
       justify-content:center;

    }
Asaad Khattab
Asaad Khattab
38,111 Points
<div id="header">
  <div id="header-item">
  </div>
</div>

#header {
  background-image: url('../img/russell.jpg');
  background-repeat:no-repeat;
  background-size: cover;
  overflow: hidden;
  top: center;
  width: 100%;
  height: 2000px;
  display: inline-block;
  margin; 0 auto;
}
  ```html
https://teamtreehouse.com/library/introduction-to-html-and-css

1 Answer

You totally can do that. First we need to set the flex property on #header-item, then set #header-item img width to 100%

#header {
    display: flex;
    align-items: center;
    justify-content: center;
}

#header-item {
  flex: 1 1 auto;
}

#header-item img {
  width:100%;
}
Mayur Pande
Mayur Pande
Courses Plus Student 11,711 Points

thanks do you mind explaining the flex: 1 1 auto part as it works well in mobile view, but when in pc view I have to set it to none for it to display nicely

the flex property is shorthand for flex-grow, flex-shrink, flex-basis. Guil is fantastic and explains that in the flexbox course far better than I could, I suggest you just watch that section. I did quickly test that code on jsfiddle, so I know it does in fact work and mobile screen sizes. I'd say there is something else going on if it's not working for you, a typo or some other CSS. In your code there are only two flex elements, the #header is a flex container, and #header-item is a flex item. You can treat the img as a normal responsive image in this case, nothing to do with flexbox.