CSS CSS Layout Basics Controlling Layout with CSS Display Modes Using Inline-Block to Set Width, Height, Top and Bottom Margin and Padding

Aaron Selonke
Aaron Selonke
10,323 Points

The UL element is not wrapping to the next line below the .name element..

In the video Guil's UL element wraps to the next line when making the viewport more narrow. mine is just squeezing both elements on the same line until the media query changes them back all back to block elements.

Why is the UL not wrapping like in Guil's example??

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>Best City Guide</title>
    <link href='https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Varela+Round' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/normalize.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/style.css">
</head>
<body>
    <div class="wrap">

        <header class="main-header">
            <div class="container">
                <h1 class="name"><a href="#">Best City Guide</a></h1>
                <ul class="main-nav">
                    <li><a href="#">ice cream</a></li>
                    <li><a href="#">donuts</a></li>
                    <li><a href="#">tea</a></li>
                    <li><a href="#">coffee</a></li>
                </ul>
            </div>
        </header>

        <div class="container"> 

            <div class="primary col">
                <h2>Welcome!</h2>
                <p>Everything in this city is worth waiting in line for.</p>
                <p>Cupcake ipsum dolor sit. Amet chocolate cake gummies jelly beans candy bonbon brownie candy. Gingerbread powder muffin. Icing cotton candy. Croissant icing pie ice cream brownie I love cheesecake cookie. Pastry chocolate pastry jelly croissant.</p>
                <p>Cake sesame snaps sweet tart candy canes tiramisu I love oat cake chocolate bar. Jelly beans pastry brownie sugar plum pastry bear claw tiramisu tootsie roll. Tootsie roll wafer I love chocolate donuts.</p>
            </div><!--/.primary-->

            <div class="secondary col">
                <h2>Great food</h2>
                <p>Croissant macaroon pie brownie. Cookie marshmallow liquorice gingerbread caramels toffee I love chocolate. Wafer lollipop dessert. Bonbon jelly beans pudding dessert sugar plum. Marzipan toffee drag&#233;e chocolate bar candy toffee pudding I love. Gummi bears pie gingerbread lollipop.</p>
                <p> Fruitcake jelly-o croissant souffl&#233;. Biscuit jujubes drag&#233;e. Sesame snaps tootsie roll chocolate bar cake tart macaroon pudding. Ice cream gummies jujubes cupcake. Cake marshmallow cookie lollipop tart.</p>
            </div><!--/.secondary-->

        </div><!--/.container-->

    </div><!--/.wrap-->

    <footer class="main-footer">
     <span>&copy;2015 Residents of The Best City Ever.</span>
    </footer>
</body>
</html>
/* ================================= 
  Base Styles
==================================== */

* {
    box-sizing: border-box;
}

body {
    font-family: 'Varela Round', sans-serif;
    line-height: 1.6;
    color: #3a3a3a;
}

p {
    font-size: .95em;
    margin-bottom: 1.5em;
}

h2,
h3,
a {
    color: #093a58;
}

h2,
h3 {
    margin-top: 0;
}

a {
    text-decoration: none;
}

/* ================================= 
  Base Layout Styles
==================================== */

/* ---- Navigation ---- */

.name {
    font-size: 1.25em;
}

.name,
.main-nav li {
    text-align: center;
    background: #fff;
    margin-top: 6px;
    margin-bottom: 6px;
}

.main-nav a {
    font-size: .95em;
    color: #3acec2;
    text-transform: uppercase;
}

.main-nav a:hover {
    color: #093a58;
}



/* ---- Layout Containers ---- */

.container {
    padding-left: 1em;
    padding-right: 1em;
}

.main-header {
    padding-top: 1.5em;
    padding-bottom: 1.5em;
    background: #3acec2;
    margin-bottom: 30px;
}

.main-footer {
    text-align: center;
    padding: 2em 0;
    background: #d9e4ea;
}

/* ================================= 
  Media Queries
==================================== */

@media (min-width: 769px) {

    .wrap {
        min-height: calc(100vh - 89px);
    }

    .container {
        width: 80%;
        max-width: 1150px;
        margin: 0 auto;
    }


.name, 
.main-nav,
.main-nav li{
 display: inline-block;
}


.name {
width: 240px;
  margin-right: 50px;
}


} /*END OF QUERY*/

2 Answers

Jonathan Grieve
MOD
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 87,403 Points

It looks like it's something to do with your breakpoints and the available space of the element in the browser.

When testing in Codepen, theUL element pushes to a new line when it runs out of avaikable space below 807px width but above 768px.

Aaron Selonke
Aaron Selonke
10,323 Points

Thanks, but strangely 768px is the exact same (min-width) breakpoint the Guil uses in his video... His UL element wraps before the breakpoint

ywang04
ywang04
6,748 Points
.name, 
.main-nav,   ----->.main-nav is unnecessary
.main-nav li{
 display: inline-block;
}

ul element needs to be block to meet your requirement.