Two Div Tags of Different Sizes
Hi there in this video, we are going to make div tags that are different sizes. We've done kind of evenly spaced things nice and easy. But in this case I want this one to be like two thirds and this to be one third of the this top main part of my website. So I'm not going to look at this pretty, our version is going to look like this but it's the same principle. Okay, two thirds. One third. Using flex box and display flex. Okay to get started, we need to add two boxes. It's this box here. That's going to have my H one and the P tag and this button in it and there's other box over here to have the image in it. So there's gonna be like two big boxes here. So let's put them into our html. So where are they going to go? They're going to go inside main I'm gonna put a return in and I'm going to put in, what am I going to call them? I could call them sections. I'm just going to call them div tags. Okay, sections, articles I get confused with this one is going to be a div of hero Hero box one...
. Okay, often this kind of area. Let's put that in first. Often this kind of area. The main mast head is jim can be called a hero box. Okay or the hero image or the main kind of lead image. Hero gets used a bit too. I use it a bit. So we have two boxes, we're gonna have that one and copy it, paste it. So we've got to and I'm gonna give them different names because we want them to be different sizes. Nice. Let's separate these out a little bit just so that I say I'm doing it for you, but really it's for me, I'm a visual person doing code. So in the gearbox, I want to add a couple of things. I want to add an H one. Cool. I don't want to add maybe Lauren maybe forwards for the heading. Okay. And I'm gonna add a P tag and that tag is going to have maybe 30 words awesome. Save it, check it in the browser. There you go. Cool. So I want to do the same for the next box. Okay, so I'm going to grab that, steal it and just put the same stuff inside here. It works too. Alright, those are my two boxes. They've got the exact same content. They've got names. So a couple of things we need to do is first up, we need to kind of basically do what we did in the last video is get them sticking next to each other and I'll only stack next to each other if they have a width. Okay, so we need to say you guys have a width. So let's do that first. So we'll do one called here. A box one. I'm going to give this a width of Let's say 50%. That sounds like a good number because it's half and we'll do the same with the second box. Okay, this one's gonna be here a box too. We'll give them both different background colors, background color and this one is going to be we're going to get rid of these colors but cornflake flower blue, Nice. And this one is going to be background color. This one is going to be random color. Next one, Mint cream. Alright, let's check him out. Make sure they're all working, yep. So they've got a width, they don't stack next to each other. So how do we do that first of all? You're not worried about the height at the moment because there's text and that kind of keeping these boxes open if you're doing it without this H one N. P tags. Put some content in there or give them some heights. So stacking them next to each other, do you remember pop quiz Ready city? What did you do, pause it, Go to go give it a try sticking next to each other. That's right. The parent okay, needs to be called what's it, display flex. Ok, so in this case the parent is main. So main will say display and we'll say flex please. That's all. We need to do all the Children. Okay, Which is these two fellas will go in Alright, stacked next to each other and the other thing to know about flex box. Is that what it wants to do is kind of you know before they were they were really short. Okay, so they only came to the bottom of the text now. They filled the whole space provided that's like a feature of flex box. You can turn that off. I'm not going to cover it right now, but you can go to your shortcut sheet and you can make it so that they just line up at the bottom of their text, it's up to you. It works fine for me like this. So what I want to do is this guy here, remember this guy takes up about a third or two thirds and this is about one third. Was easy with these guys. Okay, Because flex box will stack them kind of next to each other, I want them to be separated out and I could use percentages. There's nothing wrong with doing that. I could make flex box 1 70% and this one here, 30 that would work. But I want to show you how flex box does it. Okay. It's another method of doing it and you'll see it loads online. So you need to know how to do it, especially when we start using later on in the course, when we do bootstrap and some other things. Okay. Other frameworks, they'll use this method. So what they'll say is I want to be flex of. Okay, so it's flex Colin and you decide how big you want this one to be. I want it to be too Okay. And I want this one to be a flex of 1? It's kind of a ratio right? I want you to take up two parts in this 11 part. Let's save it. Let's check it. Don't forget the semi colons dan. Let's have a little look. There you go. This is two parts. That is one part now. I don't need gutters at the moment on this one. I've got colors here now but we're gonna get rid of them. I'm happy for this to kind of butt up right next to it and we'll add some padding to the inside to get the text to pop back. So to recap if you want irregular shapes you can either give it and later on we're doing, you could use pixels. Pixels are bad because when we try to resize for a tablet, which we'll get into in the next project and it's better to use percentages or use this option where it says flex. Okay, Because flex one or the other. It doesn't matter. I just want to show you both methods because flex is awesome and you'll see it loads online or on other people's websites or websites you inherit. It's up to you which way you want to work? The way it works is this flex will only work okay if the parent has display flex turned on and it kind of raises a question like why don't just like grab the body and say actually I want the whole body to become flex? Just put it on flex and then everything will work. The reason you don't want to do that is a couple of reasons. One is that won't work. What ends up happening is the parent has to be the direct parent. Okay. Can't be the grandparent. This parent child thing I've gone a bit far with but and you have to be like this here box here display flex has to be on this fella. It can't be on the container which is outside the body. You know, these are all nested inside of each other. It has to be the direct descendant. Sorry, you get the idea right? So it won't work. Also body flex does stuff. Okay, messes things up. Let's say I want to right align everything. I could use display flex on the body and say everybody write a line. But then everything is right align the whole site. So in this case we get to be very specific. Okay, we get to say just the main just do this one thing in our case. Like the last one was space between the cards. But yeah, that's why I asked that question. That's why I'm telling you the answer and I was like, let's just turn it on for the whole thing. You can't All right, that is it for having irregular sizes in html