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CSS CSS Layout Techniques Positioning Schemes Positioning Schemes Challenge

What do they mean here by 'setting an offset?'

What do they mean here by asking to set an offset? Is that a margin or some other command?

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
    <div class="main-wrapper">  
        <header class="main-header">
            <h1 class="main-logo"><a href="#">My Work</a></h1>
            <ul class="main-nav">
                <li><a href="#">Design</a></li>
                <li><a href="#">Coding</a></li>
                <li><a href="#">Writing</a></li>
                <li><a href="#">Hire Me!</a></li>
        <div class="content-row">
            <div class="primary col">
                <h1>I'm a Designer</h1>
                <p>I design beautiful user interfaces, then bring them to life with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. I love including personal photographs of nature, people and everyday things in my designs.</p>
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            <div class="secondary col">
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/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
.main-header  {position:  relative; }
.main-logo, .main-nav {position:  absolute; }
.main-logo  {margin-top:  25px; margin-left:  25px; }
.main-nav  {margin-bottom:  30px; margin-right:  25px; }

3 Answers

Marc Busby
Marc Busby
35,550 Points

Hi Donald,

You're almost right with the code you have, however an offset is slightly different to a margin. You simply need to say top or left etc. See below:

.main-header  {position:  relative; }
.main-logo, .main-nav {position:  absolute; }
.main-logo  {top:  25px; left:  25px; }
.main-nav  {bottom:  30px; right:  25px; }

Hope this helps!


Thanks, Marc!

Marc Busby
Marc Busby
35,550 Points

No problem :) Remember to up vote answers that solve the issues on the forums :)