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Ken Haduch
@khaduch
@imemoje - all I can say is that "floats" do strange things on a page. I try to avoid them as much as possible! In a case like this, I would use the formulaic approach that they outline on the page, all of the information about "clearing" floats seems like magic to me. I would take what works and use it. It would be good to understand it all in gory detail. You can read this article to learn more about floats...
imemoje
@imemoje
what approach would you use? what is formulaic approach?
Ken Haduch
@khaduch
@imemoje - exactly what they showed in this article, the thing that works in your example - use overflow: auto on the parent div...
but you are making me read more of the articles on float because I'm lacking in knowledge on this area... :)
imemoje
@imemoje
ok sory please
i hate float
with all my heart
i hate things that can be done in 15 ways
i hate things that are undefined and unclear
that hang in air
i hate things that are left to interpretation
and i hate things where there is no best way to do that thing
i hate float
Ken Haduch
@khaduch
@imemoje - well, take a look at this article: https://www.sitepoint.com/simple-clearing-of-floats/ - part of the way down there, the author describes a "revelation" about the overflow: auto; property on the parent being the way to do this... reading through it seems that there were many idea of how to accomplish this objective, but that method was a "surprise" to the author. The explanation is somewhat short on technical detail of why it works, see if you think that it seems that way to you?
imemoje
@imemoje
ok i will
thank you @khaduch
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Hills
@Hillsie
Hello, can anyone advise me on how to do a screen grab? I want to be able to screen grab inside my project before posting to social media so that I capture a portion of the page in an image.
Nick Karnik
@theoutlander
which OS are you on
Tom
@moT01
@imemoje that's a nice little poem there
Ian
@toianw
@imemoje It works because setting overflow to any value other than visible (the default value) creates a new block formatting context. A block formatting context contains everything inside of the element creating it (including floats).
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/Guide/CSS/Block_formatting_context?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Web%2FCSS%2FBlock_formatting_context
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2017/12/understanding-css-layout-block-formatting-context/
If you don't like using floats try with flexbox instead.
Ian
@toianw
@imemoje The icons are not collapsed without 'overflow: auto'. It's just (I'm guessing) they are white icons against a white background. Try setting a background-color on the .icon-bar a elements to confirm this. You can see the first one only because it has a background set on the .active class. Without changing the overflow property on the parent it has no height, so you don't get the background color you expected.
frederickalcantara
@frederickalcantara
I need some help with a jest test case
Bigyan Karki
@bigyankarki
hi everyone. can anyone help me change the color tab pills in bootstrap 4
default is blue. but i want to be same as background color.
Ken Haduch
@khaduch
@toianw - good articles :point_up: December 23, 2017 11:41 PM
@bigyankarki - sure - do you have a URL for your project?
Bigyan Karki
@bigyankarki
umm just hold on. i will copy the whole html code
```
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
  <title>Bigyan Karki</title>
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/bootstrap.min.css">
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/style.css">
  <link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Montserrat" rel="stylesheet">
  <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/popper.js/1.12.6/umd/popper.min.js"></script>
  <script src="js/jquery.min.js"></script>
  <script src="js/bootstrap.min.js"></script>
</head>
<body>
  <nav class="navbar navbar-expand-md bg-dark navbar-dark">
    <div class="container">
    <a class="navbar-brand" href="#">BIGYAN KARKI</a>
    <button class="navbar-toggler" type="button" data-toggle="collapse" data-target="#collapsibleNavbar">
      <span class="navbar-toggler-icon"></span>
    </button>
    <div class="collapse navbar-collapse" id="collapsibleNavbar">
      <ul class="navbar-nav nav nav-pills ml-auto">
        <li class="nav-item">
          <a class="nav-link"  data-toggle="pill" href="#home">ABOUT</a>
        </li>
        <li class="nav-item">
          <a class="nav-link" data-toggle="pill" href="#menu1">CV</a>
        </li>
        <li class="nav-item">
          <a class="nav-link" data-toggle="pill" href="#menu2">PROJECTS</a>
        </li>
        <li class="nav-item">
          <a class="nav-link" data-toggle="pill" href="#">CONTACT</a>
        </li>
      </ul>
    </div>
  </div>
  </nav>
  <br>

  <div class="tab-content">
    <div id="home" class="container tab-pane fade show active"><br>
      <h3>HOME</h3>
      <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.</p>
    </div>
    <div id="menu1" class="container tab-pane fade"><br>
      <h3>Menu 1</h3>
      <p>Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.</p>
    </div>
    <div id="menu2" class="container tab-pane fade"><br>
      <h3>Menu 2</h3>
      <p>Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusantium doloremque laudantium, totam rem aperiam.</p>
    </div>
  </div>

</body>
</html>
Ken Haduch
@khaduch
if you just do a .nav-pills { background-color: red; } what happens? (As an example.)
Bigyan Karki
@bigyankarki
whole nav ul section turns red
Shubham Sharma
@shubham1604
Hey guys I need help on the random quotes quotesdesign api
Ken Haduch
@khaduch
@bigyankarki - so do you just want the active one to be a different color?
Bigyan Karki
@bigyankarki
umm @khaduch yes
currently active links are shown blue by default.
Shubham Sharma
@shubham1604
when I use http://quotesondesign.com/wp-json/posts?filter[orderby]=rand&filter[posts_per_page]=1 , no cross domain issues occur but when i Use http://quotesondesign.com/wp-json/posts?filter[orderby]=rand cross domain issues occur. Whats the difference between the two
?
Ken Haduch
@khaduch
@bigyankarki - try .nav-link.active { background-color: red; }
nah, that didn't work...
Bigyan Karki
@bigyankarki
haha yup it didnt :D
Ken Haduch
@khaduch
@bigyankarki - I think this is it:
.nav-pills .nav-link.active {
  background-color: red;
}
Bigyan Karki
@bigyankarki
magic!!
@khaduch thank you so much :)
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Ken Haduch
@khaduch
@bigyankarki - I just misread the devtools panel... :) good that it worked!
Bigyan Karki
@bigyankarki
haha. I just cant understand CSS sometimes.
Ken Haduch
@khaduch
@bigyankarki - it's a struggle. The way that I try to figure these out is to put the page up in the browser, hover over the element of interest and right click and "Inspect Element" (or whatever gets you into the devtools.) then look at the CSS styles that are being applied. You can usually just copy the selector and make the changes that you want.