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HTML How to Make a Website CSS: Cascading Style Sheets Style the Basic Elements

sean farrelly
sean farrelly
1,614 Points

Margin values in the CSS file

Select the ID wrapper, set it to a max width of 940 pixels, and then center it on the page using the margin property.

css/main.css
a {

  text-decoration:none;
  max-width:940pix;
}

#wrapper{text-align:center;
}
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>Nick Pettit | Designer</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/normalize.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/main.css">
  </head>
  <body>
    <header>
      <a href="index.html" id="logo">
        <h1>Nick Pettit</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>
          <li>
            <a href="img/numbers-01.jpg">
              <img src="img/numbers-01.jpg" alt="">
              <p>Experimentation with color and texture.</p>
            </a>
          </li>
          <li>
            <a href="img/numbers-02.jpg">
              <img src="img/numbers-02.jpg" alt="">
              <p>Playing with blending modes in Photoshop.</p>
            </a>
          </li>
          <li>
            <a href="img/numbers-06.jpg">
              <img src="img/numbers-06.jpg" alt="">
              <p>Trying to create an 80's style of glows.</p>
            </a>
          </li>
          <li>
            <a href="img/numbers-09.jpg">
              <img src="img/numbers-09.jpg" alt="">
              <p>Drips created using Photoshop brushes.</p>
            </a>
          </li>
          <li>
            <a href="img/numbers-12.jpg">
              <img src="img/numbers-12.jpg" alt="">
              <p>Creating shapes using repetition.</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 Nick Pettit.</p>
      </footer>
    </div>
  </body>
</html>

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,608 Points

Here's a few hints:

  • you put your "max-width" setting in the links (a) rule, it should be in the #wrapper rule
  • the abbreviation for "pixel" is "px" (not "pix")
  • the challenge hasn't asked for a "text-align" setting (yet - have you done this before?)
  • the margin value that centers elements is "auto"

I'll bet you can get it now without an explicit spoiler.

Daniel Tejeda
Daniel Tejeda
428 Points

Your code should be like this.

a {
  text-decoration:none;
}
#wrapper {
  max-width:940px;
  margin:0 auto;
}