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

Dylan Pereira
Dylan Pereira
15,141 Points

Hi,I'm not sure to answer this code challenge. Can someone please help me out

The columns have to be displayed equally and the width has to be 300 px. I tried using justify content but that did not work.

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

.row {
  display: flex;
}

.column {
  justify-content:space-between;
  width:300px;
}
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>

3 Answers

Mark Pryce
Mark Pryce
8,804 Points

You can use the flex property - remember this is a shorthand version for

Flex-grow // how much the Flex item grows.

Flex-basis // the initial size of the Flex item.

Flex-shrink // how much the Flex item shrinks.

All three of the above rules can be declared in the Flex shorthand

Example

h1 {
flex: 1 200px;
}

Note: I have not declared Flex shrink because a Flex grow has been declared but you could add a third value after the Flex basis for a shrink value.

Hope it helps happy coding!

Dylan Pereira
Dylan Pereira
15,141 Points

The question was "Let's display equal -- but flexible -- widths for the columns. Create a new rule that targets the columns. Then, set the columns to evenly expand and display on one line, with an initial width of 300px."

.row {
  display: flex;
}

.column {

  flex: 1 300px;
}