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Zach Robinson
Zach Robinson
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Why does giving padding to the body pull the page down enough to see behind the header?

The reason I ask this is because the .main-header element that the body is initially hidden behind, is still a child element of the body, right? Am I correct in assuming that this works because the .main-header element has been given a fixed position, exempting it from any sort of padding values placed on the body element, even though it's nested inside?

1 Answer

Hi Zach,

That's right. If you apply a fixed position (or an absolute position) to an element, it takes it out of the normal document flow. So the fact that's nested isn't really relevant anymore.

All the best,