Bootstrap Grid Issues

Edit by Moderator: This post was originally a private flag directed at the moderators. I have opened it up for public discussion.

Hi, I’m not sure where to ask for help, but I am stuck on this lesson. I have the same lines of code as the 2 examples but I am still getting error messages. I must have reread the code 50 times.
Please help.


Would you like a screenshot?

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As an extra tip, check your capitalization and spelling in your code, especially around the word button - that might be your problem. :smiley:

Thank you Issac, very much appreciated. You were right about the Capital Button, that fixed one of the errors. But I still have a Div closing tab error. Ill keep looking, maybe its my 51 year old eyes.:laughing:

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Haha, I think all programmers struggle with stupid little issues like this all the time. I suggest running a linter on your code, and using all available color highlighting. You can do a google search for HTML linters, and you can probably find one that will spot those hidden syntax things.


I appreciate you taking the time to help a complete stranger, but I must remind you that up until 5 days ago I didn’t even know what the word CSS and HTMl was. I am a complete neophyte with ZERO programming knowledge and just trying to follow the lessons on this website.

I had to copy the answer from the hint section on lesson 60 because I had no idea on how to complete this particular lesson.

As you suggested, I looked up “Linter” on Google and tried pasting my copied answer code into an online software called Xyxon and apparently I have 19 errors that I have no clue what they mean. I think I may be way of of my dept here.


Its me again, sorry to bother you AGAIN. I am now even more confused because lesson 60 says that I fixed the bug. Please look at my screenshot. Does that look like a column to you?

Thanks, glad you found me helpful! Congratulations on getting started, thanks for letting us know you are just getting started, we’ll try to keep that in mind!

If you are just starting, it probably is a little out of your league, but having a tool or another programming check your work over can definitely help you find subtle bugs like that.

Don’t worry, you’re not bothering me! Hmm, this looks to me like you have the row with 3 columns, but for some reason, the third is pushed off the line. This could be a bug with freeCodeCamp or your browser, but most likely it’s something else hidden in your code. Here’s what I’m going to do. I’ll open this up to the public, as I am going to be pretty busy and some others can help you. Then if you can tell us what exercise you are on, as well as giving us your entire code (press Ctrl + A, Ctrl + C, and then Ctrl + V on our forums like I showed above). This way we can see exactly what is going on!