Temple Naylor Temple Naylor - 1 month ago 5
CSS Question

Why won't text will not align to center in <section> background?

I am learning HTML and CSS. My text will not align to the center of the page. I know this has to do with the background width being 50%, but I need that in order for the page to be two colors. Any way around this?

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<!-- Required meta tags always come first -->
<meta charset="utf-8">
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1, shrink-to-fit=no">
<meta http-equiv="x-ua-compatible" content="ie=edge">


<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/4.0.0-alpha.5/css/bootstrap.min.css" integrity="sha384-AysaV+vQoT3kOAXZkl02PThvDr8HYKPZhNT5h/CXfBThSRXQ6jW5DO2ekP5ViFdi" crossorigin="anonymous">
<link rel="stylesheet" href="css/style.css">
<link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Oswald:300,400" rel="stylesheet">
<link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Prociono" rel="stylesheet">
<link rel="stylesheet" href="font-awesome/css/font-awesome.css">

</head>
<body>
<!-- HEADER -->
<section id="header">

<h1 class="name">Jessica Shae</h1>


<div class="container heading">
<div class="row">

<div class="col-md-4">
<img src="img/7.jpg" class="display">
</div>
<div class="col-md-4">
<img src="img/2.jpg" class="display">
</div>
<div class="col-md-4">
<img src="img/9.jpg" class="display">
</div>

<div class="row">
<div class="col-md-12 text-xs-center">
<a href="#gallery"<i class="fa fa-chevron-down fa-3x" aria-hidden="true"></i></a>

</div>
</div>


</section>

<!-- Gallery -->

<section id="gallery">

<h2 class="title">The Dark Room</h2>

<div class="container photo-collection">
<div class="row">

<div class="col-md-4 affect">
<img src="img/1.jpg" class="work">
</div>
<div class="col-md-4 affect">
<img src="img/10.jpg" class="work">
</div>
<div class="col-md-4 affect">
<img src="img/4.jpg" class="work">
</div>
</div>

<div class="row">

<div class="col-md-4 affect">
<img src="img/18.jpg" class="work">
</div>
<div class="col-md-4 affect">
<img src="img/6.jpg" class="work">
</div>
<div class="col-md-4 affect">
<img src="img/8.jpg" class="work">
</div>
</div>

<div class="row">

<div class="col-md-4 affect">
<img src="img/12.jpg" class="work">
</div>
<div class="col-md-4 affect">
<img src="img/11.jpg" class="work">
</div>
<div class="col-md-4 affect">
<img src="img/14.jpg" class="work">
</div>
</div>

</div>




</section>

<section class="contact-me">
<div class="contact">
<h3>Contact Me</h3>
</div>


</section>


And my CSS:

* {
/*background-color: rgb(0, 0, 0);*/
background: #070606;
}

/* HEADER */

.display {
height: auto;
width: 500px;
box-sizing: border-box;
overflow: hidden;
overflow-x: hidden;
max-width: 100%;
border: 4px solid white;
border-radius: 6%;
}

.heading {
max-width: 100%;
}

.name {
font-family: 'Oswald', sans-serif;
text-transform: uppercase;
font-size: 500%;
font-weight: 100;
text-align: center;
color: whitesmoke;
width: 100%;
margin-bottom: 20px;
margin-top: 15px;
}

h1:after {
display: block;
height: 2px;
background-color: #e62222; /*Great way to give single line color */
content: " ";
width: 100px;
margin: 0 auto;
margin-top: 20px;
}

.fa {
margin-top: 18px;
}

.fa:link, /*Prevents color change when clicked */
.fa:visited {
text-decoration: none;
color: #bdc3c7;
}

.fa:hover,
.fa:active {
color: #ebedee;
}


/* GALLERY */


.work {
width: 300px;
height: 100%;
margin-top: 60px;
margin-bottom: 60px;
border: 3px solid white;
}

.title {
font-family: 'Prociono', serif;
font-size: 350%;
color: whitesmoke;
text-align: center;
padding-top:40px;

}

.affect img {
opacity: 0.2;
background-color: #070606;
transition: opacity .35s, transform .35s;
transform: scale(1.0);
}

.affect:hover img {
opacity: 1;
transform: scale(1.15);

}

/* CONTACT */

.contact {
background: linear-gradient(to right, black 50%, gray 50%);
}

h3 {
color: white;
text-align: center;
}

Answer

This rule in your CSS is setting the background color of every element to #070606, as you're using the asterisk, which is a wildcard selector that catches everything.

* { background: #070606; }

If you only meant to set the background color of the page to that color, use body instead of *.