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

Marcus Schumacher
Marcus Schumacher
16,616 Points

No idea how to pass this challenge

Challenge: 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 {
  ???
}
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>

5 Answers

Jennifer Nordell
seal-mask
STAFF
.a{fill-rule:evenodd;}techdegree
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Here's the tiny bit you're missing:

.column {
  flex: 1 300px;
}

This will take a column and make its flex auto with an initial value of 300px. Hope this helps! :smiley:

Sandeep Krishnan
Sandeep Krishnan
9,730 Points

Are we not suppose to put the margin property to auto ?

Sandeep Krishnan
Sandeep Krishnan
9,730 Points

thank you. How are you adding those black boxes into the questions ( Tex editor). When I type my questions it just renders as plain text.

Jennifer Nordell
seal-mask
.a{fill-rule:evenodd;}techdegree
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

It's markdown. You can find a link to the "Markdown Cheatsheet" at the bottom of the "Add an answer" section :thumbsup:

Sandeep Krishnan
Sandeep Krishnan
9,730 Points

<html>

<h1> blimey ! thank you <strong>again </strong> for that </h1>

</html>

katherine kwok
PLUS
katherine kwok
Courses Plus Student 1,276 Points

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