FAQ: Flexbox - flex

This community-built FAQ covers the “flex” exercise from the lesson “Flexbox”.

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On that excercise, I have been playing with the measurments of flex-basis, I have changed flex-basis from 10px to 1000px and nothing changes, why?

This is from Layout with Flexbox. To test your change I added a middle to the markup.

  <div class="container" id="middle">
    <div class="side"></div>
    <div class="center"></div>
    <div class="side"></div>

and then in the CSS, add,

#middle .side {
  flex: 1 2 75px;

#middle .center {
  flex: 2 1 1000px;

and got this…

Be sure to follow-up each new lesson with a reading in the documentation…


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Which one is a best practice, the flex property or specifying the flex-grow, flex-shrink, flex-basis seperately?

Best to get advice from someone who is in the know as far as Flex is concerned. I’ve been out of the loop for several years, now, and have very little hands-on experience. Someone who uses this everyday will give a more valid answer to your question.

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