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HTML How to Make a Website Styling Web Pages and Navigation Build Navigation with Unordered Lists

I have a white border around my page that I cant get rid of

I have a white border around my page that I cant get rid of


/******************** GENERAL *********************/

body{ font-family: 'Open Sans Condensed', san-serif; }

wrapper {

max-width: 940px; margin: 0 auto; padding: 0 5% ; }

a { text-decoration: none; }

img{ max-width: 100%; }

/******************************* HEADING *******************************/

header { float: left; margin: 0 0 30px 0; padding: 5px 0 0 0; width: 100%; }


text-align: center; margin: 0; }

h1{ font-family: 'oswald', sans-serif; margin: 15px 0; font-size: 1.75em; font-weight: normal; line-height: 0.8em; }

h2{ font-family: 'oswald', sans-serif; font-size: 0.75em; margin: -5px 0 0; font-weight: normal; }

/******************************* NAVIGATION *******************************/

nav{ text-align:center; padding: 10px 0;


nav ul{ list-style: none; margin: 0 10px; padding:0; }

nav li{ display: inline-block; }

/******************************* FOOTER *******************************/

footer{ font-size: 0.75em; text-align: center; clear: both; padding-top: 50px; color: #ccc;


/******************************* PAGE: PORTFOLIO *******************************/

gallery {

margin: 0; padding: 0; list-style: none; }

gallery li {

float: left; width: 45%; margin: 2.5%; background: #f5f5f5; color: #bdc3c7; }

gallery li a p {

margin: 0; padding: 5%; font-size: 0.75em; color: #bdc3c7; }

/****************************** COLORS ******************************/

/* site body */ body { background: white; color: #999; }

/* grean header */ header { background: #6ab47b; border-color: #599a68; }

/* nav background on mobile devices */ nav { background: #599a68; }

/* logo text */ h1, h2 { color: white; }

/* links */ a { color: #6ab47b; }

/* nav link color */ nav a, nav a:visited { color: white; }

/* selected nav link */ nav a.selected, nav a:hover { color: #32673f; }

1 Answer

Arnaud Prat
Arnaud Prat
3,892 Points

Hi Monique, every browsers add a default margin and padding to several HTML elements. Try to add :

body {
   margin: 0;
   padding: 0;

This is called a 'reset' and you can find a lot of reset stylesheets on the web, here is one of the most popular : http://meyerweb.com/

But it might not be your issue. If this doesn't work, could you post a screenshot of your page so we can precisely spot your problem.

Sorry if my english isn't really good, it isn't my native tongue :)

that worked perfect, thank you!