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z-line not working? - I am unable to use my scroll box as I believe the profile photo which is partially on it.

z-line not working? - I am unable to use my scroll box as I believe the profile photo which is partially on it. I am trying to create a kind on LinkedIN effect where my round profile photo is half on the cover photo and half on the paragraph box with scroll bar below. Please help? see code below.

          <!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet">

<div id="videodiv" class="fullscreen-bg">
  <head>
      <title>Founders & Coders Application</title>
      <video loop muted autoplay class="fullscreen-bg__video">
      <source src="coding-background.mp4" type="video/MP4"> </video>
  </head>
</div>

<body>
  <div id="div1">
    <section>
      <ul>
        <img id="logo" src="images/ryma-logo.jpg" alt="RYMA Logo">
        <li><a  href="#Contact">Contact</a></li>
        <li><a href="#news">News</a></li>
        <li><a href="#about">About</a></li>
        <li><a class="active" href="#home">Home</a></li>
      </ul>
      <header class"header" >RYMA Technology</header>
      <h1 class="mainwording">Inspired by Founders & Coders</h1>
    </section>
  </div>

<div id="div2">
  <section>
    <h1 id="about" class="lawyer-header">Lawyer Turned Developer</h1>
  <div class="cover-photo-class">
    <img id="cover-photo1" src="images/cover-photo1.jpg" alt="Cover Photo">
  </div>
    <div class="profile-pic-class">
      <img id="ryan-profile" src="images/ryan-profile.jpg" alt"Photo of Ryan McAvoy, Developer">
    </div>
    <div class="scroll-box1">
      <figure id="p-one">
      <p>After successfully completing a Degree and Masters Degree in Law, I began searching for a job within
        the legal industry. Unfortunately (later found to be fortunate), this proved to be very difficult. Having
         some previous sales experience, I decided to accept recruitment job offer with Mortimer Spinks. At
         the time, I did not know what recruitment entailed nor did I know anything about the industry I was
        soon to be recruiting in, technology.</p>
      <p>Working as a recruiter was an eye-opening experience into the world of technology. It was only
         through working at Mortimer Spinks I began to realise how much technology is integrated into our
         daily lives. Moreover, I discovered the depth of work required to develop such technologies. </p>
      <p>The part I most enjoyed about recruitment was meeting with developers and talking about the latest
         technologies and their personal projects. I’ve always been quite entrepreneurial and once I
         discovered the capabilities of technology, I began coming up with solutions to everyday problems.
         Naturally, I did not have the skills or finance to build these ideas; having worked in recruitment I
         know how expensive building websites and apps can be. I also thought given my age (26 at the time),
         it would be too late to learn how to code. I decided to put these ideas to the back of my brain and
        focus on my career instead. </p>
      <p>Eventually, I managed secure a paralegal position within a highly respectable law firm which has
         been involved in some of England’s most notable cases in the last 30 years. I enjoy my current job
         and still like law however, these ideas are still festering at the back of my brain. I have considered
         the possibility of becoming a solicitor and then using the money from that to fund the various ideas.
         It was at this point I thought, why not become a developer yourself. I’m extremely passionate about
         technology and really believe, if not already, the tech industry is the future. Why not work as a
         developer, learn the required skills and network with the people within the industry I wish to one
         day establish my business. It does not make sense to have a career in law with the knowledge that in
         five years time I plan to establish a business within a completely different industry. </p>
      </figure>
    </div>
  </section>
</div>









<div id="div3">
  <section>
    <h1 id="#" class="second-heading">Developer Goals</h1>
      <p></p>
  </section>
</div>

<div id="div4"></div>

<div id="div5"></div>

<div id="div6"></div>



</body>


<footer></footer>





























<!-- <div id="div1">
  <head>
    <link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <video autoplay muted loop id="myVideo">
    <source src="coding-background.mp4" type="video/mp4">
    </video>
    <title>Founders & Coders Application</title>
  </head>
  <header>RYMA Technology</header>
</div>


<div id="div2"></div>

<div id="div3"></div>

<div id="div4"></div>

<div id="div5"></div>

<div id="div6"></div>


<body>
</body>


<footer>
</footer> -->

</html>

          ```
          * {
  font-family: sans-serif;
  box-sizing: border-box;
}

/* This is the background video ------*/
.fullscreen-bg {
    position: fixed;
    top: 0;
    right: 0;
    bottom: 0;
    left: 0;
    overflow: hidden;
    z-index: -100;
}

.fullscreen-bg__video {
    position: absolute;
    top: 50%;
    left: 50%;
    width: auto;
    height: auto;
    min-width: 100%;
    min-height: 100%;
    -webkit-transform: translate(-50%, -50%);
       -moz-transform: translate(-50%, -50%);
        -ms-transform: translate(-50%, -50%);
        transform: translate(-50%, -50%);
}
@media (max-width: 767px) {
    .fullscreen-bg {
        background: url('http://dev2.slicejack.com/fullscreen-video-demo/img/videoframe.jpg') center center / cover no-repeat;
    }

    .fullscreen-bg__video {
        display: none;
    }
}

/* The six dividing sections ------  */

html, body {height: 100%; width: 100%; padding: 0%; margin: 0%;}

div {width: 100%; height: 100%;}

#div1 {}

#div2 {
  background: #e8e8e8;
  margin-bottom:  0;
}

#div3 { background: #304179; }
#div4 { background: #e8e8e8; }
#div5 { background: #d9d9d9 }
#div6 { background: #444; }


/* main elements --------------  */
header {
  color: white;
  text-align: center;
  font-size: 75px;
  vertical-align: middle;
  padding-top: 20%;
  padding-bottom: 0px;
  line-height:50px;
}

ul {
    list-style-type: none;
    margin: 0;
    padding: 0;
    overflow: hidden;
    background-color: #f3f3f3;
}

li {
    float: right;
    font-size: 20px;

}

li a {
    display: block;
    color: black;
    text-align: center;
    padding: 12px 14px;
    text-decoration: none;
}

li a:hover:not(.active) {
    background-color: #ddd;
}

li a.active {
    color: black;
    background-color: #fee001;
}


/* main classes --------------  */

.mainwording {
  color: white;
  text-align: center;
  border-top: solid #fee001 3px;
  margin-left: 23%;
  margin-right: 23%;
  padding-top: 5px;
  font-size: 27px;
}

.lawyer-header {
  color: black;
  margin-top: 0;
  margin-bottom: 10px;
  text-align: center;
  font-size: 65px;
  vertical-align: middle;
  padding-top: 20px;
  padding-bottom: 0;

}
.second-heading {
  margin: 0;
  color: #e8e8e8;
  text-align: center;
  font-size: 75px;
  vertical-align: middle;
  padding-top: 50px;
  padding-bottom: 0px;
  line-height:50px;
}

/* IDs ------ */
#logo {
  height: 100px;
  width: 100px;
  margin: 0;
  position: fixed;
  z-index: +1;
}

#cover-photo1 {
  margin-left: auto;
  margin-right: auto;
  width:800px;
  height:200px;
  display: block;
  margin-bottom: 0;
}
#p-one {
  width:800px;
  height:255px;
  border-style: outset;
  text-align: justify;
  padding-top: 35px;
  padding-left: 15px;
  padding-right: 15px;
  box-shadow:10px 10px 2.5px #d9d9d9;
  background-color: white;
  font-size: 15px;
  line-height:1.5em;
  border:6px;
  overflow-y:scroll;
  margin-bottom: 0;
  margin-top: 0;
  display: block;
  margin-left: auto;
  margin-right: auto;
  position: relative;
  z-index: -1;

}

  #ryan-profile {
    height: 150px;
    width: 150px;
    border-radius: 50%;
    border: 4px solid #d9d9d9;
    display: block;
    top: 50%;
    left: 50%;
    margin-top: -425px;
    margin-left: -100px;
    position: relative;
    margin-bottom: 0;
  }

.profile-pic-class {
  position: absolute;
  z-index: 999;
}

.cover-photo-class {
  position: relative;
  z-index: 50;
}

.scroll-box1 {
  position: relative;
  z-index: 998;
}


</style>

          ```

2 Answers

Hi Ryan,

When I get in a mess with z-index I often find the best thing to do is get rid of all z-index references in the CSS, take it back to square one & work it out from there.

Scroll box working here, by deleting all z-indexes :

(https://codepen.io/DeeDee23/pen/f6017c4817254ff955efe74368cabd29)[https://codepen.io/DeeDee23/pen/f6017c4817254ff955efe74368cabd29]

Hope this helps,

Dion.