freeCodeCamp Challenge Guide: Change an Element's Relative Position

Change an Element’s Relative Position

Problem Explanation

You need to write a CSS selector which will move all the h2 elements on the page by 15px from the top.


Hint 1

Use position: relative;.

Hint 2

Use the top: ; property.

Hint 3

Target the h2 using h2{}.


Solution 1 (Click to Show/Hide)
  h2 {
    position: relative;
    top: 15px;
  <h1>On Being Well-Positioned</h1>
  <h2>Move me!</h2>
  <p>I still think the h2 is where it normally sits.</p>

Code Explanation

  • The h2{} selects all the h2 elements on the page where the corresponding stylesheet/styles would be imported/used.

  • position: relative; sets the h2 to be positioned relatively, but in normal flow, i.e. it would have no effect on the surrounding element’s positions.

  • top: 15px; moves the h2 15px from the top, as required by the challenge.

  • Note: Changing an element’s position to relative does not remove it from the normal flow - other elements around it still behave as if that item were in its default position.