Building a Tribute Page

Hi All,

I am wondering anyone can provide any assistance with the issue that i am facing. I have attempted to build the Tribute page and although i have been successful in completing the task as it passes.

Some of the content is not displaying correctly such as the white background around the image element. I have not used flexbox to do this and wondering if this what i should be doing?

Or if the attempt i have done is the correct way in which i should be doing this, If anyone can provide any assistance, advice or direction i would highly appreciate it.

Kind Regards,



<!DOCTYPE html>

  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="styles.css">
  <title>Dr. Norman Borlaug</title>

  <main id="main">
      <h1 id="title">Dr. Norman Borlaug</h1>
      <p>The man who saved a billion lives</p>
    <div id="img-div">
      <div id="image-bk">
      <img id="image" src="">
    <div id="img-caption">
      <p>Dr. Norman Borlaug, third from the left, trains biologists in Mexico on how to increase wheat
        yields - part of his life-long war on hunger.</p>
    <div >
      <div id="info">
        <h2>Here's a time line of Dr. Borlaug's life:
          <p><ul><li><strong>1914</strong> - Born in Cresco, Iowa</li></ul></p>
          <p><ul><li><strong>1933</strong> - Leaves his family's farm to attend the University of Minnesota, thanks to a Depression era program known as the "National Youth Administration"</li></ul></p>
          <p><ul><li><strong>1935</strong> - Has to stop school and save up more money. Works in the Civilian Conservation Corps, helping starving Americans. "I saw how food changed them", he said. "All of this left scars on me."</li></ul></p>
           <p><ul><li><strong>1937</strong>  - Finishes university and takes a job in the US Forestry Service</li></ul></p>
          <p><ul><li><strong>1938</strong>  - Marries wife of 69 years Margret Gibson. Gets laid off due to budget cuts. Inspired by Elvin Charles Stakman, he returns to school study under Stakman, who teaches him about breeding pest-resistent plants.</li></ul></p>
          <p><ul><li><strong>1941</strong> - Tries to enroll in the military after the Pearl Harbor attack, but is rejected. Instead, the military asked his lab to work on waterproof glue, DDT to control malaria, disinfectants, and other applied science.</li></ul></p>
          <p><ul><li><strong>1942</strong> - Receives a Ph.D. in Genetics and Plant Pathology</li></ul></p>
          <p><ul><li><strong>1944</strong> - Rejects a 100% salary increase from Dupont, leaves behind his pregnant wife, and flies to Mexico to head a new plant pathology program. Over the next 16 years, his team breeds 6,000 different strains of disease resistent wheat - including different varieties for each major climate on Earth.</li></ul></p>
          <p><ul><li><strong>1945</strong> - Discovers a way to grown wheat twice each season, doubling wheat yields</li></ul></p>
          <p><ul><li><strong>1953</strong> - crosses a short, sturdy dwarf breed of wheat with a high-yeidling American breed, creating a strain that responds well to fertilizer. It goes on to provide 95% of Mexico's wheat.</li></ul></p>
          <p><ul><li><strong>1962</strong>  - Visits Delhi and brings his high-yielding strains of wheat to the Indian subcontinent in time to help mitigate mass starvation due to a rapidly expanding population</li></ul></p>
          <p><ul><li><strong>1970</strong> - receives the Nobel Peace Prize</li></ul></p>
          <p><ul><li><strong>1983</strong> - helps seven African countries dramatically increase their maize and sorghum yields</li></ul></p>
          <p><ul><li><strong>1984</strong>  - becomes a distinguished professor at Texas A&M University</li></ul></p>
          <p><ul><li><strong>2005</strong>  - states "we will have to double the world food supply by 2050." Argues that genetically modified crops are the only way we can meet the demand, as we run out of arable land. Says that GM crops are not inherently dangerous because "we've been genetically modifying plants and animals for a long time. Long before we called it science, people were selecting the best breeds."</li></ul></p>
          <p><ul><li><strong>2009</strong> - dies at the age of 95.</li></ul></p>

<p id="tribute-info">"Borlaug's life and achievement are testimony to the far-reaching contribution that one man's towering intellect, persistence and scientific vision can make to human peace and progress."</p>

<p id="tribute-info">-- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh</p>

  <p ><strong>If you have time, you should read more about this incredible human being on his <a id="tribute-link" href="" target="_blank">Wikipedia entry.</a>


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  margin: 0;
  padding: 25px 10;

  background-color: #c0c0c0;

  text-align: center;

  padding-top: 30px;
  display: block;
  max-width: 100%;
  height: auto;
  margin-left: auto;
  margin-right: auto;
  object-fit: cover;

  text-align: center;

  text-align: center;
  padding-top: 1.5em;
  padding-bottom: 1.5em;

#info  li{
  min-width: 10%;
  max-width: 65%;
  margin-left: auto;
  margin-right: auto;

  width: 60%;
  margin-left: auto;
  margin-right: auto;
  text-align: justify;  

  width: 90%;

footer p{
  padding-bottom: 30px;
  margin-right: auto;
  margin-left: auto;
  text-align: center;

The point of the challenge isn’t to duplicate the example. I would suggest you come up with your own topic and design, even if the design ends up being close to the same as the example.

Anyway, you can add a white background color and some padding to the image container.

You should validate your HTML as well it has errors.

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Hi Lasjorg,

I understand but i often struggle to come up with my own designs, i will reattempt this with my own style even if i follow a similar design structure as the example.

I do apologies for not using the validator i am still trying to get into that habit and will attempt to remember moving forward.

Thank you for the suggestions of the padding and using the background color, could i have achieved a similar result using the flexbox?

kind regards,


At this point in the learning, it is more about going through the process. Even if your design doesn’t look great the process of thinking about it and trying to come up with something is a more valuable experience than the end result. But I totally understand how it can be a daunting task.

No need to apologize, I do not believe we make a point in the curriculum to have people check their code using validation tools. We really should, in my opinion.

Flexbox is used for layout and isn’t really the tool you are looking for in this specific case (for the color around the image). But it is a very important tool to learn and use.

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