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  1. #1
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    Having trouble applying what basic knowledge I have about CSS

    I'm having trouble trying to figure out how to move some of these elements up.

    Image: http://i.imgur.com/vrSILh6.jpg

    I need to move the navigation links up 35px the tagline up 86px and "Holla" up 75px.

    CSS code
    PHP Code:
    body {
        
    background-color#559c67;
        
    color#fff;
        
    font-familyOpen Sans;
        
    font-size16px;
    }

    {
        
    text-decorationnone;
        
    color#fff;
    }

    header {
        
    width1600px;
        
    height90px;
        
    background-color#559C67;
    }

    nav ul {
        
    floatright;
        
    margin90px 330px;

    }
    nav li {
        
    text-alignright;
        
    margin-left40px;
        
    displayinline;
    }

    article {
        
    background-color#559C67;
        
    width1600px;
        
    height570px;
    }

    article h1 {
        
    font-size72px;
        
    font-weightlighter;
        
    text-alignleft;
        
    margin-left330px;
    }

    article p {
        
    text-alignleft;
        
    margin-left330px;
        
    padding-bottom60px;

    HTML Code
    PHP Code:
    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <
    html>
        <
    head>
            <
    title>Solo Site</title>
            <
    meta charset="urf-8" />

            <
    link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" type="text/css">
        </
    head>
        <
    body>
            <
    header>
                <
    nav>
                    <
    ul>
                        <
    li class="active"><a href="#">Home</a></li>
                        <
    li><a href="#">Services</a></li>
                        <
    li><a href="#">Portfolio</a></li>
                        <
    li><a href="#">Blog</a></li>
                        <
    li><a href="#">About</a></li>
                        <
    li><a href="#">Contact</a></li>
                    </
    ul>
                </
    nav>
            </
    header>

            <
    article>
                <
    h1>Holla</h1>
                    <
    p>I'm <b>John Doe</b> a Canadian-based <b>web</b> & <b>graphic</b> designer who creates<br/>clean and modern designs for the world of web.</p>
            </article>
        </body>
    </html> 
    Any help is appreciated.

  2. #2
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    Your Nav UL has a top margin of 90px. Just reduce that number to move it up everything else should follow.

    You also have your header specified has a height of 90px. So that is 180px before your article tag starts. For a full explanation of padding, margin, and height and how they work together to position elements check out.

    http://www.w3schools.com/css/css_boxmodel.asp

  3. #3
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    Thank you the navigation is exactly where I want it, but "Holla" and the tag line are off by a bit. I'll check out the link you provided me with and see if I can correct it on my own.

  4. #4
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    First, a 1600px width is absolutely stupid. My one-year-old notebook running Win8.1 has a screen 1366px wide. This causes side-scrolling -- a no-no if you can at all avoid it. But then you move the content back to 1270px with a 330px right margin. Huh?

    Anyhow, I modified your CSS as shown below. It comes close to what your attached image shows. You can play with heights and top/bottom margins if you need it closer. In the interest of those using screens less than a 62" HDTV to view your page, I also changed pixel based widths to percentages.

    CSS:
    Code:
    body { 
        background-color: #559c67; 
        color: #fff; 
        font-family: Sans-serif; 
        font-size: 16px; 
    } 
    
    a { 
        text-decoration: none; 
        color: #fff; 
    } 
    
    header { 
        height: 35px; 
        background-color: #559C67; 
    } 
    
    nav ul { 
        float: right; 
        margin: 45px; 
    
    } 
    nav li { 
        text-align: right; 
        margin-left: 40px; 
        display: inline; 
    } 
    
    article { 
        background-color: #559C67; 
        height: 470px; 
    } 
    
    article h1 { 
        font-size: 72px; 
        font-weight: lighter; 
        text-align: left; 
        margin-left: 33%; 
    } 
    
    article p { 
        text-align: left; 
        margin-left: 33%;
        width:50%;
        padding-bottom: 60px; 
    }
    HTML Code:
    <!DOCTYPE html> 
    <html> 
        <head> 
            <title>Solo Site</title> 
            <meta charset="urf-8" /> 
    
            <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" type="text/css"> 
        </head> 
        <body> 
            <header> 
                <nav> 
                    <ul> 
                        <li class="active"><a href="#">Home</a></li> 
                        <li><a href="#">Services</a></li> 
                        <li><a href="#">Portfolio</a></li> 
                        <li><a href="#">Blog</a></li> 
                        <li><a href="#">About</a></li> 
                        <li><a href="#">Contact</a></li> 
                    </ul> 
                </nav> 
            </header> 
    
            <article> 
                <h1>Holla</h1> 
                    <p>I'm <b>John Doe</b> a Canadian-based <b>web</b> &amp; <b>graphic</b> designer who creates clean and modern designs for the world of web.</p> 
            </article> 
        </body> 
    </html>
    I took out the <br/> in the paragraph/"tagline" because when you reduce the screen width it creates funky line breaks. Made up for it visually by adding width:50%; in the CSS for that paragraph.
    Last edited by Kevin2; 05-09-2014 at 05:18 PM.

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