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Navigation issues in RWD


I recently took your course 'Smells Like Bakin' website to learn how responsive web design works. Then I created a website for my dog using the 12 column grid system. Soon I will branch out experimenting other grid systems available....

Now I am really stumped with the navigation issues and have tried so many different ways to make it work on the regular website and for the mobile. I know I may have missed something right in front of me even when I took a day off from this project. It still eludes me.

WEBSITE: The navigation looks fine on the regular website, however, it will not float to right as I want it to float right close to the edge of the container div. The class grid is set to float left as the rest of the grid system.

MOBILE: Then for mobile and other devices (i.e., 640, 800 and 1024 breakpoints) the navigation falls below the site name and to the left. It will not budge to anything I do in CSS. I want it to center under the site name somehow. Due to frustration, I removed navigation elements from CSS because it makes no difference. It still falls down below and to the left regardless. They all looked like that via Chrome's built-in responsive design view tool and web developer tool (Firefox). However, I tested it with my IPhone and it looked completely different. The navigation looked almost centered with 320 and 480 views.

I appreciate any feedback from you guys and will be ready to attack at it again soon. :)

Thank you!

PS: In the course under Adaptive Design, I watched the video, "Finding Your Breakpoints" with captioning. I noticed that the numbers on the screen, in captioning and transcription do not match. It was confusing and took me a while to figure out the correct numbers. I believe they are in error. Aren't they correct?

3 Answers

on your first break point. To center the nav bar try adding this on your css.

nav .grid7{

Hi Jason,

I got excited when I saw your solution and thought why didn't I think of that?? So I tried it (with an underscore - .grid_7) at the first breakpoint, 1024 and it didn't work. Bummer!

The only difference between Smells like Bakin Cupcake website and mine is that I did not use width for each navigation link. I use padding to create tabs. Margin is used to create spacing between tabs. I don't know if width should be used especially with the grid system.

I might have to give up on centering the navigation and use something else....

Thanks again!


Hey Jason,

I just wrote to Justin a few seconds ago explaining how the navigation affected the header and footer. I will be redoing the navigation differently.