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CSS CSS Layout Basics Controlling Layout with CSS Display Modes CSS Display Modes Challenge

I am stuck on this one. What value displays the ul so its not taking up the whole line?

I'm stuck here.

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

header {
  text-align: center;
}
.logo {
  width: 110px;
  margin: auto;
}

.main-nav {
  display: ???;
}

.main-nav li {
   display: inline-block;
}
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>Getting Started with CSS 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="container">
        <header>
            <img class="logo" src="city-logo.svg" alt="logo">
            <ul class="main-nav">
                <li><a href="#">Ice cream</a></li>
                <li><a href="#">Donuts</a></li>
                <li><a href="#">Tea</a></li>
                <li><a href="#">Coffee</a></li>
            </ul>
        </header>
    </div>
    </body>
</html>

2 Answers

Garrett Levine
Garrett Levine
20,305 Points

a <ul> is a block element. Block elements take up 100% width if undefined of the container that they are in. Unless that container's width is also strictly defined, this often means it will cover 100% of the window.

Inline elements are the opposite. They only take up the width of the elements inside of them. This is what span tag or anchor tag is inherently. However, when an element is inline, it can't receive certain css declarations like padding.

what you are PROBABLY looking for is a nice mix! You can display something inline-block, which will render the element inline and still allow it to receive styles that block elements are allowed to receive!

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,248 Points

Garrett's right, and nothing PROBABLY about it.

:point_right: The challenge specifically asks for "the display value that generates a block element that doesn't take up a full line."