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

Let's display equal -- but flexible -- widths for the columns. Create a new rule that targets the columns. Then, set the

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.

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

.row {
  display: flex;
}

.column {
  margin-bottom: auto;

}
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>

7 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
211,090 Points

To expand evenly, you'd want your columns to have flex-grow: 1, and to establish the initial width you would use the flex-basis property.

But you can set both at once with the "flex" shorthand property:

flex: 1 300px;

.row { display: flex; } .column{ flex: 1 300 px; }

Robin Versloot
Robin Versloot
7,326 Points

you sir, saved my day.

you the best thank you so much

/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */

.row{ display: flex; }

.column { flex-grow:1; flex-basis:300px;

}

Sandeep Krishnan
Sandeep Krishnan
9,730 Points

what did I do wrong here ?

.row { display: flex; } .column { flex-basis: 80px; margin:auto; justify-content: space-around;

}

row { display: flex; } .column { flex: 1 300px; }

Sandeep Krishnan
Sandeep Krishnan
9,730 Points

.row { display: flex; } /* I created the flex container*/

.column { flex-basis: 300px; /* I gave it a equal initial space of 300 px*/ margin:auto; justify-content: space-around; /* This was to give it equal space around */

}