Welcome to the Treehouse Community

The Treehouse Community is a meeting place for developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels to get support. Collaborate here on code errors or bugs that you need feedback on, or asking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project. Join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today. (Note: Only Treehouse students can comment or ask questions, but non-students are welcome to browse our conversations.)

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and a supportive community. Start your free trial today.

CSS CSS Flexbox Layout Building a Layout with Flexbox Creating a Three Column Layout with Flexbox

Amandeep Pasricha
Amandeep Pasricha
14,932 Points

Why did he set all three columns to a flex basis of 0?

Wouldn't that mean they don't take up any space on the main axis?

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
210,424 Points

The "flex-basis"acts as a minimum size.

Also, when set to 0, the extra space around the content isn't factored in. If set to auto (the default setting), the extra space is distributed based on its "flex-grow" value.

virus200
virus200
6,173 Points

Couldn't you also have done this?

.row {
   flex-wrap: nowrap;
}