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I was having trouble getting a style to work in html.

 

the page is: http://emilydickinson.us/media.html

 

I was given this style to adjust the width that a caption can be have under an image.

 

#lone p, #middlecolumn p {width: 150px;}

 

but I can't seem to figure out how to place the style to make it work.

 

any help would be appreciated. thanks.

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Add it to the bottom of the css file in the css folder

 

css/style.css

 

I placed the style in the middle of the style sheet under the other p style. Does putting it on the bottom of the sheet make a difference? And how do I place it on the html page?

 

is it:

?
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Add it to the bottom of the css file in the css folder

 

css/style.css

 

I placed the style in the middle of the style sheet under the other p style. Does putting it on the bottom of the sheet make a difference? And how do I place it on the html page?

 

is it:

?

 

Still doesn't work.

 

it is in the

tags but it still doesn't stay within the 150px width.

 

what am I doing wrong?

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If you are using this in your css: #lone p, #middlecolumn p {width: 150px;} It is targeting any

elements within an element that has an id of "lone" or "middlecolumn".

 

So, in your code, you'd need to do something like this:

........

I don't believe you can have two ids on the same element like you do now (
).

 

Make sense?

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If you are using this in your css: #lone p, #middlecolumn p {width: 150px;} It is targeting any

elements within an element that has an id of "lone" or "middlecolumn".

 

So, in your code, you'd need to do something like this:

........

I don't believe you can have two ids on the same element like you do now (
).

 

Make sense?

 

I divided the styles into two:

 

#lone p {width: 150px;}

 

#middlecolumn p {width: 150px;}

 

but it still doesn't work. I can't see what else to do!

 

I don't think this style works.

 

Any other clues?

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What you had for the CSS was fine. This is fine: #lone p, #middlecolumn p {width: 150px;}

 

What you can't do is this:

. That gives the div two id's, which isn't allowed. As I said, and Wickham said before me, you need to follow this example:

 

........

 

You need a div with one id only, and within that div, a p element.

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What you had for the CSS was fine. This is fine: #lone p, #middlecolumn p {width: 150px;}

 

What you can't do is this:

. That gives the div two id's, which isn't allowed. As I said, and Wickham said before me, you need to follow this example:

 

........

 

You need a div with one id only, and within that div, a p element.

 

Thanks, I'll try that.

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