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CSS

jose macedo
jose macedo
6,041 Points

why is my class not working

why does my container class's width not setting to 90%? here is my code https://w.trhou.se/tmiz0xyhwq

4 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,606 Points

The container divs ARE being set to 90% width. Try adding a border to the container class so you can see it:

  border: 1px solid red;

But without the border, the width change is not really visible except on a very narrow window. What did you expect to see?

jose macedo
jose macedo
6,041 Points

i fixed it but also doyou know why my header background not showing

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,606 Points

I see the background image when I fork your workspace and preview it. Not sure why you wouldn't!

Leandro Severino
Leandro Severino
12,674 Points

Try this:

******HTML***********

<body> <div class = "container"> <h1> 90% Container </h1> </div> </body>

*******CSS*************

.container { background: green;
width: 90%; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; }

http://codepen.io/IamPuyih/pen/JKrgBZ

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,606 Points

:mailbox_with_mail: I got your message, but you'll need to post your code, along with a link to the video or challenge you are working with to make it possible to help you.

jose macedo
jose macedo
6,041 Points

sorry itought i added it but i justed added it take a look

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,606 Points

Now I see your snapshot, but I'm not able to find anything with a class container, nor do I see any CSS rules setting anything to 90%.

jose macedo
jose macedo
6,041 Points

haha ohh sorry it was the wrong one i just updated it again

jose macedo
jose macedo
6,041 Points

i expected my letters to have some space to the left

Leandro Severino
Leandro Severino
12,674 Points

I shared with you a simple example with a link, you could've checked that.