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HTML How to Make a Website Adding Pages to a Website Add a New Page

Justin Redman
Justin Redman
1,579 Points

My Margin or padding is not right for the about and contact page.

I have created my about.html page and i have noticed that the h3 and p tags are don't have any padding or margin on the left side. I have inspected them and i noticed that the normalize.css has a rule for the p pre to have margin only on the right side but in Nick's preview there is already a margin or padding. I have compared the code to my current file and the downloaded files and i don't see any differences

here is my html code:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>Justin Redman | Developer</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/normalize.css">
    <link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Changa+One|Open+Sans:400,400italic,700,700italic,800' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/main.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/responsive.css">
  </head>
  <body>
    <header>
      <a href="index.html" id="logo">
        <h1>Justin Redman</h1>
        <h2>Developer</h2>
      </a>
      <nav>
        <ul>
          <li><a href="index.html">Portfolio</a></li>
          <li><a href="about.html" class="selected">About</a></li>
          <li><a href="contact.html">Contact</a></li>
        </ul>
      </nav>
    </header>
    <section>
      <img src="img/nick.jpg" alt="Photograph of Nick Pettit" class="profile-photo">
      <h3>About</h3>
      <p>Hi, I'm Justin Redman! This is my design portfolio where I share all of my favorite work.</p>
    </section>
    <footer>
      <a href="http://twitter.com"><img src="img/twitter-wrap.png" alt="Twitter Logo" class="social-icon"></a>
      <a href="http://facebook.com"><img src="img/facebook-wrap.png" alt="Facebook Logo" class="social-icon"></a>
      <p>&copy; 2015 Justin Redman.</p>
    </footer>
  </body>
</html>

here is my css code:

/**********************************
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%;
}

h3 {
  margin: 0 0 1em 0;
}



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

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

#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;
}

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

nav li {
  display: inline-block;
}

nav a {
  font-weight: 800;
  padding: 15px 10px;
}



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

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

.social-icon {
  width: 20px;
  height: 20px;
  margin: 0 5px;
}



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

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

#gallery li {
  float: left;
  width: 45%;
  margin: 2.5%;
  background-color: #f5f5f5;
  color: #bdc3c7;
}

#gallery li a p {
  margin: 0;
  padding: 5%;
  font-size: 0.75em;
  color: #bdc3c7
}



/**********************************
PAGE: ABOUT
***********************************/

.profile-photo {
  clear: both;
  display: block;
  max-width: 150px;
  margin: 0 auto 30px;
  border-radius: 100%;
}


/**********************************
PAGE: CONTACT
***********************************/

.contact-info {
  list-style: none;
  padding: 0;
  margin: 0;
  font-size: 0.9em;
}

.contact-info a {
  display: block;
  min-height: 20px;
  background-repeat: no-repeat;
  background-size: 20px 20px;
  padding: 0 0 0 30px;
  margin: 0 0 10px;
}

.contact-info li.phone a {
  background-image: url('../img/phone.png');
}

.contact-info li.mail a {
  background-image: url('../img/mail.png');
}

.contact-info li.twitter a {
  background-image: url('../img/twitter.png');
}



/**********************************
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;
}
Colin Marshall
Colin Marshall
32,861 Points

I fixed your code so it shows up properly. Please see the "Tips for asking questions" link in the right sidebar for information on how to format your code on the forum so it shows up correctly.

1 Answer

Hey Justin Redman,

the problem with your code might be the fact that you have your responsive stylesheet AFTER your main.css. Your main.css should always be the last to load as you'd want to be able to override any CSS that your reset.css and responsive.css put out. Below is the order i would put the stylesheets.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="css/normalize.css">
<link rel="stylesheet" href="css/responsive.css">
<link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Changa+One|Open+Sans:400,400italic,700,700italic,800' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="css/main.css">
Justin Redman
Justin Redman
1,579 Points

this didn't work at all and according to the video Nick places responsive.css last in the order and it displays correctly