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CSS

Help with layout issue (HTML + CSS)

I need help with an issue i have. I can't seem to place the arrows to the left and right of the text "navigate". Here is my code:

<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Shaun Kelly | Web Design &amp; Developer</title>
    <link href="css/style.css" rel="stylesheet" media="screen">
    <link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Oswald:400,300' rel='stylesheet'>
    <link href="http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Lato:100,300,300italic,400,400italic,900,900italic" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="topBar">
      <h1>Shaun kelly - Web Design &amp; Developer</h1>
    </div>

    <div id="slide1">
      <h1>Welcome,</h1>
      <p>Im Shaun, a self taught web design &amp; developer based in Birmingham, West Midlands. Thanks for taking the time to check out my portfolio! Feel free to browse through my work and explore my vision of simplicity. I am currently seeking employment as a Junior Web Design/Developer.</p>
    </div>


    <div id="bottomBar">

      <a href="#" class="arrow-prev"><img src="img/arrow-prev.png"></a>
      <h1>NAVIGATE</h1>
      <a href="#" class="arrow-next"><img src="img/arrow-next.png"></a>

    </div>

  </body>
</html>
html, body {
    margin: 0;
    background-color: #fff;
}

#topBar {
position: fixed;
top: 0;
width: 100%;
height: 90px;
border-bottom: solid #e6e6e6 1px;
background-color: #fff;
}

#topBar h1 {
    padding-left: 30px;
    color: #A4a4a4;
    font-family: "oswald";
}


#bottomBar {
position: fixed;
bottom: 0;
width: 100%;
height: 70px;
border-top: solid #e6e6e6 1px;
text-align: center;
background-color: #fff;
display: inline-table;
}

#bottomBar h1 {
    font-family: "Oswald";
    font-size: 22px;
    color: #A4A4A4;
}

#slide1 {
    margin-top: 90px;
    margin-bottom: 70px;
    padding: 10px 30px;
    font-family: "Oswald";
}

#slide1 p {
    max-width: 600px;
    color: #898989;
    font-size: 22px;
}

2 Answers

I believe it's because h1 is a block level element so it automatically is in it's own space.

Just add 'display:inline' to the h1 tag

You can see an example here -- http://jsfiddle.net/undergroundfx/4M6ts/

Another solution is to just use regular text or text in a span instead of the h1 tag

Do you know how i would display content then once an arrow button is clicked display a different set of content rather than creating various pages?

Hello Mr. Shaun,

The problem is with <h1> element you use. Because <h1> is a block level. It does take whole page width.

Check my code below.

<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Shaun Kelly | Web Design &amp; Developer</title>
    <link href="style.css" rel="stylesheet" media="screen">
    <link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Oswald:400,300' rel='stylesheet'>
    <link href="http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Lato:100,300,300italic,400,400italic,900,900italic" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="topBar">
      <h1>Shaun kelly - Web Design &amp; Developer</h1>
    </div>

    <div id="slide1">
      <h1>Welcome,</h1>
      <p>Im Shaun, a self taught web design &amp; developer based in Birmingham, West Midlands. Thanks for taking the time to check out my portfolio! Feel free to browse through my work and explore my vision of simplicity. I am currently seeking employment as a Junior Web Design/Developer.</p>
    </div>


    <div id="bottomBar">
      <a href="#" class="arrow-prev"><img src="img/arrow-prev.png"></a>
      <a id="navigation">NAVIGATE</a>
      <a href="#" class="arrow-next"><img src="img/arrow-next.png"></a>

    </div>

  </body>
</html>
#topBar h1 {
    padding-left: 30px;
    color: #A4a4a4;
    font-family: "oswald";
}

#bottomBar #navigation{
   font-family: "Oswald";
    font-size: 22px;
    color: #A4A4A4;

}

#bottomBar {
position: fixed;
bottom: 0;
width: 100%;
height: 70px;
border-top: solid #e6e6e6 1px;
text-align: center;
background-color: #fff;
display: inline-table;
}



#slide1 {
    margin-top: 90px;
    margin-bottom: 70px;
    padding: 10px 30px;
    font-family: "Oswald";
}

#slide1 p {
    max-width: 600px;
    color: #898989;
    font-size: 22px;
}

I hope it helps.

Regards

Karthikeyan Palaniswamy

So when you create a h1 element it will take up the whole width of page? so its best to use the paragraph tag?

Yes, <h1> and <p> do take the whole width of the page. Because both are block level elements.

So, you should use inline elements or you can make <h1> and <p> inline-block level element by using display property.

I hope i answered your question.