Learn Typography by Building a Nutrition Label Step 44

My question is, why are the span tags changing the way the text inside the p tag is justified? Specifically in line 31 of the HTML doc with the text “Total Fat 8g 10%”. Why does putting the span tags inside the p tag align “Total Fat 8g” to the left and “10%” to the right:
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If I remove all the span tags and leave the text just inside a p tag the entire text align to the left. Are the span tags acting as flex items?

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

  <meta charset="UTF-8">
  <title>Nutrition Label</title>
  <link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Open+Sans:400,700,800" rel="stylesheet">
  <link href="./styles.css" rel="stylesheet">

  <div class="label">
      <h1 class="bold">Nutrition Facts</h1>
      <div class="divider"></div>
      <p>8 servings per container</p>
      <p class="bold">Serving size <span>2/3 cup (55g)</span></p>
    <div class="divider large"></div>
    <div class="calories-info">
      <div class="left-container">
        <h2 class="bold small-text">Amount per serving</h2>
    <div class="divider medium"></div>
    <div class="daily-value small-text">
      <p class="bold right">% Daily Value *</p>
      <div class="divider"></div>
      <p><span><span class="bold">Total Fat</span> 8g</span> <span class="bold">10%</span></p>


* {
  box-sizing: border-box;

html {
  font-size: 16px;

body {
  font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif;

.label {
  border: 2px solid black;
  width: 270px;
  margin: 20px auto;
  padding: 0 7px;

header h1 {
  text-align: center;
  margin: -4px 0;
  letter-spacing: 0.15px

p {
  margin: 0;
  display: flex;
  justify-content: space-between;

.divider {
  border-bottom: 1px solid #888989;
  margin: 2px 0;

.bold {
  font-weight: 800;

.large {
  height: 10px;

.large, .medium {
  background-color: black;
  border: 0;

.medium {
  height: 5px;

.small-text {
  font-size: 0.85rem;

.calories-info {
  display: flex;
  justify-content: space-between;
  align-items: flex-end;

.calories-info h2 {
  margin: 0;

.left-container p {
  margin: -5px -2px;
  font-size: 2em;
  font-weight: 700;

.calories-info span {
  margin: -7px -2px;
  font-size: 2.4em;
  font-weight: 700;

.right {
  justify-content: flex-end;

Hello! :wave:

I know it’s been a few days since you posted this, but yes you are correct! The <span> is a flexible element used to apply styles such as the example above. Since your <p> attribute selector has the modifiers margin: 0; display: flex; that means any flexible elements nested inside of your <p> element will act as your flexible element.

I am also new to this, so someone would have to back me up on this… but I think we’re both correct. :sweat_smile:

Happy coding!


Welcome to the community @Landoro !

To add to the good information already provided, I am providing a link to an article from the News category. It explains how the span element works for styling.

Wishing you good progress.

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Thank you, I will take a look at that!

Thank you so much. Now it finally clicked for me. The <p> element becomes a flexbox and the <span> creates the flexitems.