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daniel steinberg14,651 Points
Primary and Secondary Column width
Before adding "flex: 1:" and "flex: 2;" to the media queries, why does the Primary take up 2x the width of Secondary at 769 min width? Why are they not the same width? I see nothing in base.css that would cause this. Thanks
Jamie ReardonTreehouse Project Reviewer
The primary column has more content than the secondary column. By default, it will obviously take more width than the secondary column because of this.
They both share the class col, and therefore, the teacher adds flex: 1 to the 769px media query. By adding this css property, the two columns become of equal width.
Alex Francis10,215 Points
Interestingly, I tried commenting out and deleting some of the text from the primary column, and the original layout remained.
It makes sense to me that the flex container .row would decide how wide each flex item should be based on overall text amount: it would over-spill horizontally so that each flex item (primary & secondary) take up the same amount of vertical space in the row.
So I'm also confused as to why this then doesn't change if I take away some of the text from the primary column. I'm left with some white space after the content of the primary column, and the primary still takes up more horizontal space than the vertical.
Does anyone know why this is?