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Jacob Baumgartner
Jacob Baumgartner
9,971 Points

Unknown Margin. Normalize.css Doesn't help.

There is a margin being added to divs and I don't know where it is coming from. I have a normilize.css file but that doesn't seem to work. You can find My code below.

<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/style.css"> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="normalize.css"> </head> <body> <div style="width:33%; height: 75px; background-color: red; display: inline-block; margin: 0px;"></div> <div style="width:33%; height: 75px; background-color: red; display: inline-block; margin: 0px;"></div> <div style="width:33%; height: 75px; background-color: red; display: inline-block; margin: 0px;"></div> </body> </html>

/*! normalize.css v3.0.3 | MIT License | github.com/necolas/normalize.css */

/**

  • 1. Set default font family to sans-serif.
  • 2. Prevent iOS and IE text size adjust after device orientation change,
  • without disabling user zoom. */

html { font-family: sans-serif; /* 1 / -ms-text-size-adjust: 100%; / 2 / -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%; / 2 */ }

/**

  • Remove default margin. */

body { margin: 0; }

/* HTML5 display definitions ========================================================================== */

/**

  • Correct block display not defined for any HTML5 element in IE 8/9.
  • Correct block display not defined for details or summary in IE 10/11
  • and Firefox.
  • Correct block display not defined for main in IE 11. */

article, aside, details, figcaption, figure, footer, header, hgroup, main, menu, nav, section, summary { display: block; }

/**

  • 1. Correct inline-block display not defined in IE 8/9.
  • 2. Normalize vertical alignment of progress in Chrome, Firefox, and Opera. */

audio, canvas, progress, video { display: inline-block; /* 1 / vertical-align: baseline; / 2 */ }

/**

  • Prevent modern browsers from displaying audio without controls.
  • Remove excess height in iOS 5 devices. */

audio:not([controls]) { display: none; height: 0; }

/**

  • Address [hidden] styling not present in IE 8/9/10.
  • Hide the template element in IE 8/9/10/11, Safari, and Firefox < 22. */

[hidden], template { display: none; }

/* Links ========================================================================== */

/**

  • Remove the gray background color from active links in IE 10. */

a { background-color: transparent; }

/**

  • Improve readability of focused elements when they are also in an
  • active/hover state. */

a:active, a:hover { outline: 0; }

/* Text-level semantics ========================================================================== */

/**

  • Address styling not present in IE 8/9/10/11, Safari, and Chrome. */

abbr[title] { border-bottom: 1px dotted; }

/**

  • Address style set to bolder in Firefox 4+, Safari, and Chrome. */

b, strong { font-weight: bold; }

/**

  • Address styling not present in Safari and Chrome. */

dfn { font-style: italic; }

/**

  • Address variable h1 font-size and margin within section and article
  • contexts in Firefox 4+, Safari, and Chrome. */

h1 { font-size: 2em; margin: 0.67em 0; }

/**

  • Address styling not present in IE 8/9. */

mark { background: #ff0; color: #000; }

/**

  • Address inconsistent and variable font size in all browsers. */

small { font-size: 80%; }

/**

  • Prevent sub and sup affecting line-height in all browsers. */

sub, sup { font-size: 75%; line-height: 0; position: relative; vertical-align: baseline; }

sup { top: -0.5em; }

sub { bottom: -0.25em; }

/* Embedded content ========================================================================== */

/**

  • Remove border when inside a element in IE 8/9/10. */

img { border: 0; }

/**

  • Correct overflow not hidden in IE 9/10/11. */

svg:not(:root) { overflow: hidden; }

/* Grouping content ========================================================================== */

/**

  • Address margin not present in IE 8/9 and Safari. */

figure { margin: 1em 40px; }

/**

  • Address differences between Firefox and other browsers. */

hr { box-sizing: content-box; height: 0; }

/**

  • Contain overflow in all browsers. */

pre { overflow: auto; }

/**

  • Address odd em-unit font size rendering in all browsers. */

code, kbd, pre, samp { font-family: monospace, monospace; font-size: 1em; }

/* Forms ========================================================================== */

/**

  • Known limitation: by default, Chrome and Safari on OS X allow very limited
  • styling of select, unless a border property is set. */

/**

  • 1. Correct color not being inherited.
  • Known issue: affects color of disabled elements.
  • 2. Correct font properties not being inherited.
  • 3. Address margins set differently in Firefox 4+, Safari, and Chrome. */

button, input, optgroup, select, textarea { color: inherit; /* 1 / font: inherit; / 2 / margin: 0; / 3 */ }

/**

  • Address overflow set to hidden in IE 8/9/10/11. */

button { overflow: visible; }

/**

  • Address inconsistent text-transform inheritance for button and select.
  • All other form control elements do not inherit text-transform values.
  • Correct button style inheritance in Firefox, IE 8/9/10/11, and Opera.
  • Correct select style inheritance in Firefox. */

button, select { text-transform: none; }

/**

  • 1. Avoid the WebKit bug in Android 4.0.* where (2) destroys native audio
  • and video controls.
  • 2. Correct inability to style clickable input types in iOS.
  • 3. Improve usability and consistency of cursor style between image-type
  • input and others. */

button, html input[type="button"], /* 1 / input[type="reset"], input[type="submit"] { -webkit-appearance: button; / 2 / cursor: pointer; / 3 */ }

/**

  • Re-set default cursor for disabled elements. */

button[disabled], html input[disabled] { cursor: default; }

/**

  • Remove inner padding and border in Firefox 4+. */

button::-moz-focus-inner, input::-moz-focus-inner { border: 0; padding: 0; }

/**

  • Address Firefox 4+ setting line-height on input using !important in
  • the UA stylesheet. */

input { line-height: normal; }

/**

  • It's recommended that you don't attempt to style these elements.
  • Firefox's implementation doesn't respect box-sizing, padding, or width. *
  • 1. Address box sizing set to content-box in IE 8/9/10.
  • 2. Remove excess padding in IE 8/9/10. */

input[type="checkbox"], input[type="radio"] { box-sizing: border-box; /* 1 / padding: 0; / 2 */ }

/**

  • Fix the cursor style for Chrome's increment/decrement buttons. For certain
  • font-size values of the input, it causes the cursor style of the
  • decrement button to change from default to text. */

input[type="number"]::-webkit-inner-spin-button, input[type="number"]::-webkit-outer-spin-button { height: auto; }

/**

  • 1. Address appearance set to searchfield in Safari and Chrome.
  • 2. Address box-sizing set to border-box in Safari and Chrome. */

input[type="search"] { -webkit-appearance: textfield; /* 1 / box-sizing: content-box; / 2 */ }

/**

  • Remove inner padding and search cancel button in Safari and Chrome on OS X.
  • Safari (but not Chrome) clips the cancel button when the search input has
  • padding (and textfield appearance). */

input[type="search"]::-webkit-search-cancel-button, input[type="search"]::-webkit-search-decoration { -webkit-appearance: none; }

/**

  • Define consistent border, margin, and padding. */

fieldset { border: 1px solid #c0c0c0; margin: 0 2px; padding: 0.35em 0.625em 0.75em; }

/**

  • 1. Correct color not being inherited in IE 8/9/10/11.
  • 2. Remove padding so people aren't caught out if they zero out fieldsets. */

legend { border: 0; /* 1 / padding: 0; / 2 */ }

/**

  • Remove default vertical scrollbar in IE 8/9/10/11. */

textarea { overflow: auto; }

/**

  • Don't inherit the font-weight (applied by a rule above).
  • NOTE: the default cannot safely be changed in Chrome and Safari on OS X. */

optgroup { font-weight: bold; }

/* Tables ========================================================================== */

/**

  • Remove most spacing between table cells. */

table { border-collapse: collapse; border-spacing: 0; }

td, th { padding: 0; }

2 Answers

jag
jag
18,266 Points

If you want it to take the whole 100% width the width needs to be set to 33.33%. Other than that if you have a live version to fiddle with than that could help me find what is the extra margin coming from.

Jacob Baumgartner
Jacob Baumgartner
9,971 Points

I posted my fiddle below. Still getting this odd space in between. https://jsfiddle.net/cckske8r/

jag
jag
18,266 Points

As I suspected but didn't want to say, the whitespace between divs gets added. Removing the space.

https://jsfiddle.net/876yydny/1/

You have two options,

  1. Removing white space while it still has inline-block or
  2. Remove inline-block and use float:left
Tobias Helmrich
Tobias Helmrich
31,601 Points

Hey Jacob,

to set the margin of your divs to 0 you can write it like that in your CSS:

div {
  margin: 0;
}

Note that you have to write the value of 0 without a value like px. Oh and also note that you should link to your normalize.css file before linking to your own styles in style.css because otherwise the styles in normalize.css will eventually overwrite your own styles.

I hope that helps!

Jacob Baumgartner
Jacob Baumgartner
9,971 Points

This still isn't working but thanks for the tip about order.