Welcome to the Treehouse Community
Want to collaborate on code errors? Have bugs you need feedback on? Looking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project? Get support with fellow developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels here with the Treehouse Community!
Looking to learn something new?
Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today.Start your free trial
set padding as percent value: the percentage is relative to the width of the box? But what's the width of the box?
I guess the width is just the content's width, not the box's width?
Emma WillmannTreehouse Project Reviewer
The width of the box doesn't really matter. The box could be a set width (500px) or a percentage width: (46%). When they say to set the padding to a percentage of the width, the padding will be x% of whatever the width of box is. So, if you set the padding at 5% and the box is a 500px width, then the padding will be 25px. But, if the width box is a percentage of 46%, then 5% will calculate based off that...so, if the browser is resized, the width of the box is resized automatically, and so will the padding.