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CSS How to Make a Website Styling Web Pages and Navigation Style the Portfolio

Is my HTML causing the problem?

So my website currently looks like this: http://imgur.com/a/SPejz When I copy and paste the video's CSS into main.css it doesn't change the look of it it at all. When I tried replaceing the html with the file provided, the website then looked as it should. I can't seem to pinpoint what the problem is

<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Kirolos Sadallah | Designer?</title> <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/normalize.css"> <link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Changa+One|Open+Sans:400italic,700italic,400,700,800' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'> <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/main.css"> </head> <body> <header> <a href="index.html" id="logo"> <h1>Kirolos Sadallah</h1> <h2>Designer</h2> </a>a <nav> <ul id="gallery"> <li><a href="index.html" class="selected">Portfolio</a></li> <li><a href="about.html">About</a></li> <li><a href="contact.html">Contact</a></li> </ul> </nav> </header> <div id="wrapper"> <section> <ul> <li> <a href="img/numbers-01.jpg"> <img src="img/numbers-01.jpg" alt=""> <p>Exper w/ color and text</p> </a> </li>
<li> <a href="img/numbers-02.jpg"> <img src="img/numbers-02.jpg" alt=""> <p>Blending</p> </a> </li> <li> <a href="img/numbers-06.jpg"> <img src="img/numbers-06.jpg" alt=""> <p>80's</p> </a> </li>
<li> <a href="img/numbers-09.jpg"> <img src="img/numbers-09.jpg" alt=""> <p>Drips</p> </a> </li>
<li> <a href="img/numbers-012.jpg"> <img src="img/numbers-012.jpg" alt=""> <p>Shapes</p> </a> </li>
</ul> </section> <footer> <a href="http://twitter.com/nickrp"><img src="img/twitter-wrap.png" alt="Twitter Logo"></a> <a href="http://facebook.com/nickpettit"><img src="img/facebook-wrap.png" alt="Facebook Logo"></a> <p>ยฉ 2014 Kirolos Sadallah.</p> </footer> </div> </body> </html>

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

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

wrapper {

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

a { text-decoration: none; }

img { max-width: 100%; }

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

logo {

text-align: center; margin: 0; }

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

h2 { font-size: 0.75em; margin: -5px 0 0; font-weight: normal; }

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

nav { text-align: center; padding: 10px 0; margin: 20px 0 0; }

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

footer { font-size: 0.75em; text-align: center; 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-color: #f5f5f5; color: #bdc3c7; }

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4 Answers

Ok. So i made the changes to your code and a few things were missing and a couple things were added.

Your HTML: Most of the HTML was correct with the exception of your gallery id being misplaced. You placed it in the nav ul rather than where the images were being placed. Your finished HTML should look like this.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>

<head>
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <title>Kirolos Sadallah | Designer</title>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/normalize.css">
  <link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Changa+One|Open+Sans:400italic,700italic,400,700,800' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/main.css">  
</head>

<body>
  <header>
    <a href="index.html" id="logo">
      <h1>Kirolos Sadallah</h1>
      <h2>Designer</h2>
    </a>
    <nav>
      <ul>
        <li>
          <a href="index.html" class="selected">Portfolio</a>
        </li>
        <li>
          <a href="about.html">About</a>
        </li>
        <li>
          <a href="contact.html">Contact</a>
        </li>
      </ul>
    </nav>
  </header>
  <div id="wrapper">
    <section>
      <ul id="gallery">
        <li>
          <a href="img/numbers-01.jpg">
            <img src="img/numbers-01.jpg" alt="">
            <p>Exper w/ color and text</p>
          </a>
        </li>
        <li>
          <a href="img/numbers-02.jpg">
            <img src="img/numbers-02.jpg" alt="">
            <p>Blending</p>
          </a>
        </li>
        <li>
          <a href="img/numbers-06.jpg">
            <img src="img/numbers-06.jpg" alt="">
            <p>80's</p>
          </a>
        </li>
        <li>
          <a href="img/numbers-09.jpg">
            <img src="img/numbers-09.jpg" alt="">
            <p>Drips</p>
          </a>
        </li>
        <li>
          <a href="img/numbers-012.jpg">
            <img src="img/numbers-012.jpg" alt="">
            <p>Shapes</p>
          </a>
        </li>
      </ul>
    </section>
    <footer>
      <a href="http://twitter.com/nickrp"><img src="img/twitter-wrap.png" alt="Twitter Logo">
      </a>
      <a href="http://facebook.com/nickpettit"><img src="img/facebook-wrap.png" alt="Facebook Logo">
      </a>
      <p>&copy; 2014 Kirolos Sadallah.</p>
    </footer>
  </div>
</body>

</html>

Now on to the CSS.

The CSS was mainly the reason why you weren't getting the results you wanted.

the CSS was correct but you forgot to place a # for ids(e.g. logo, gallery). I also included na ul to the #gallery css so that the bullet points were removed from the nav as well. Your finished CSS should look like this.

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

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

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

    a {
      text-decoration: none;
    }

    img {
      max-width: 100%;
    }
    /********************************** HEADING ***********************************/

    #logo {
      text-align: center;
      margin: 0;
    }

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

    h2 {
      font-size: 0.75em;
      margin: -5px 0 0;
      font-weight: normal;
    }
    /********************************** NAVIGATION ***********************************/

    nav {
      text-align: center;
      padding: 10px 0;
      margin: 20px 0 0;
    }
    /********************************** FOOTER ***********************************/

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

    nav ul,
    #gallery {
      margin: 0;
      padding: 0;
      list-style: none;
    }

    #gallery li {
      float: left;
      width: 45%;
      margin: 2.5%;
      background-color: #f5f5f5;
      color: #bdc3c7;
    }
    /********************************** COLORS ***********************************/
    /* site body */

    body {
      background-color: #fff;
      color: #999;
    }
    /* green header */

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

    nav {
      background: #599a68;
    }
    /* logo text */

    h1,
    h2 {
      color: #fff;
    }
    /* links */

    a {
      color: #6ab47b;
    }
    /* nav link */

    nav a,
    nav a:visited {
      color: #fff;
    }
    /* selected nav link */

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

Let me know if this solves your problems. if you have any question feel free to ask and if my answer helped get you to were you need to be please be sure to mark my answer as the best answer.

Thanks so much!

No problem! Glad I could help. =)

There are a few HTML elements missing from your code including the html, head and body tags and could be the reason you are not getting the results you're after. Try this. Let me know if this helps and if not what problems you continue to have after making the changes below.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>

<head>
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <title>Kirolos Sadallah | Designer?</title>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/normalize.css">
  <link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Changa+One|Open+Sans:400italic,700italic,400,700,800' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/main.css">
</head>

<body>
  <header>
    <a href="index.html" id="logo">
      <h1>Kirolos Sadallah</h1>
      <h2>Designer</h2>
    </a>
    <nav>
      <ul id="gallery">
        <li>
          <a href="index.html" class="selected">Portfolio</a>
        </li>
        <li>
          <a href="about.html">About</a>
        </li>
        <li>
          <a href="contact.html">Contact</a>
        </li>
      </ul>
    </nav>
  </header>
  <div id="wrapper">
    <section>
      <ul>
        <li>
          <a href="img/numbers-01.jpg">
            <img src="img/numbers-01.jpg" alt="">
            <p>Exper w/ color and text</p>
          </a>
        </li>
        <li>
          <a href="img/numbers-02.jpg">
            <img src="img/numbers-02.jpg" alt="">
            <p>Blending</p>
          </a>
        </li>
        <li>
          <a href="img/numbers-06.jpg">
            <img src="img/numbers-06.jpg" alt="">
            <p>80's</p>
          </a>
        </li>
        <li>
          <a href="img/numbers-09.jpg">
            <img src="img/numbers-09.jpg" alt="">
            <p>Drips</p>
          </a>
        </li>
        <li>
          <a href="img/numbers-012.jpg">
            <img src="img/numbers-012.jpg" alt="">
            <p>Shapes</p>
          </a>
        </li>
      </ul>
    </section>
    <footer>
      <a href="http://twitter.com/nickrp"><img src="img/twitter-wrap.png" alt="Twitter Logo">
      </a>
      <a href="http://facebook.com/nickpettit"><img src="img/facebook-wrap.png" alt="Facebook Logo">
      </a>
      <p>&copy; 2014 Kirolos Sadallah.</p>
    </footer>
  </div>
</body>

</html>

I replaced the code but the site still looks the same :( Here's a snapshot also https://w.trhou.se/8dk977qrm6

What problems are you having?

The bullets are still there Images aren't floating and the directory is off

Ahh!! Ok I see the problem. I'll post the answer shortly.