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CSS How to Make a Website Responsive Web Design and Testing Write CSS Media Queries

Travis Ramey
Travis Ramey
1,631 Points

what is a breakpoint?

For some reason when I type out the same code that is on in workspace its not working during the challenge.

css/main.css
a {
  text-decoration: none;
}

#wrapper {
  max-width: 940px;
  margin: 0 auto;
}

#logo {
  text-align: center;
  margin: 0;
}

h1, h2 {
  color: #fff;
}

nav a {
  color: #fff;
}

nav a:hover {
  color: #32673f;
}

h1 {
  font-family: Changa One, sans-serif;
  font-size: 1.75em;
  font-weight: normal;
}

img {
  max-width: 100%;
}

#gallery {
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
  list-style: none;
}

#gallery li {
  float: left;
  width: 45%;
  margin: 2.5%;
  background-color: #f5f5f5;
  color: #bdc3c7;
}

nav ul {
  list-style: none;
  margin: 0 10px;
  padding: 0;
}

nav li {
  display: inline-block;
}

nav a {
  font-weight: 800;
  padding: 15px 10px;
}

.profile-photo {
  display: block;
  margin: 0 auto 30px;
      max-width: 150px;
  border-radius: 100%;
}

.contact-info {
  list-style: none;
  padding: 0;
  margin: 0;
  font-size: 0.9em;
}

.contact-info a {
  display: block;
  min-height: 20px;
  background-repeat: no-repeat;
  background-size: 20px 20px;
  padding: 0 0 0 30px;
  margin: 0 0 10px;
}

@media screen and (min-width:480px){
  {background:navy;}
}
Olga Kireeva
Olga Kireeva
9,609 Points

I would suggest to check carefully html files for things like link to 'Changa One' font, placements of ids and classes, and may be use 'background-color' property instead 'background' (the last line).

2 Answers

To answer your first question, a breakpoint is a term used when talking about using media quires to change the style at a certain pixel width. Like the code you have posted. You want to change the style at 480px's and change the background color to navy. By doing this you are changing the style at "breakpoints" or "pixel widths".

The code challenge issue is that you need to select the body element and give it a background-color of navy. in the media query.

First select the body element and add the style of background-color: navy like below.

body { background-color: navy; } remember when using CSS you first need to select the element you want to style then inside the open brackets use the selector you want to style your element.

I hope this helps.

Stephen Bone
Stephen Bone
12,359 Points

Hi Travis

Breakpoints are used generally to change the layout of a page so that it still looks good on different screen sizes/densities, etc.

You're pretty close with your answer it looks like you've just forgotten to specify the body element to apply the background colour to within the media query.

So your code should be as below:

@media screen and (min-width: 480px) {
    body {
        background: navy;
    }
}

Hope it helps!

Stephen