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

Stumped with the final flexbox challenge

Hi all

Any ideas where I'm going wrong with the column rule to set the flex-basis/flex-grow rule.

thanks

style.css
/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */

.row {
  display: flex;
}

.secondary column,
.primary column,
.tertiary column { 

  flex-grow: 1;
  flex-basis: 300px;

}
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>

1 Answer

Hi Matt,

You are correct with your answer and would have worked in the real world. The challenge is expecting you to target just the column property like so:

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

Hope this helps, Shaun

I had trouble with the same code. My mistake was having ( flex-grow: auto; instead of the flex-grow: 1; ),.. anyway thanks for the help.