Practice Page - Any Tips on Improvement?

I made an about me page for practice. I’m hoping to get some feedback on how I can improve!

Just incase, I have a concern:

  • I don’t know how to move the scrollbar to the right of the page. I tried {position: absolute; right: 0} which did not work for me.

Thank you for reading!

I’ll link my code below if you don’t mind taking a look

Get rid of the overflow property on the #about div.

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  • You didn’t close one of the span elements in the navigation.

  • The flex property is align-items check the #nav-items selector.

  • Remove the default padding from the ul in the nav.

  • The margin value in the #nav-items selector should have a unit (e.g. px, rem).

  • Increase the font-size and line-height of the paragraph text. Limit the paragraph text width to about 80-120 characters. You can use the ch unit (e.g. max-width: 90ch). If you want the width limit to only apply to the text you should create a container for the text (instead of applying it directly to the #about element).

  • For the hover on the navigation elements, to avoid the elements growing you can use an outline instead of a border. Or you can add a transparent border that you color on hover (that way the border is always there but you can’t see it until you hover)

  • Add cursor: pointer to the submit button.

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How do I address text overflow if I remove overflow ?
I don’t necessarily have to move the scrollbar, another option is to make it smaller, but I’m not sure how to do that either.

Regardless, the scrollbar isn’t too important, I just wanted to play around with it.

Thank you for your comment!

This was super helpful! Thanks so much!!

Hmm, I’m not sure I understand your question. If you remove the overflow property from that div then the body should have a vertical scrollbar if it is needed.

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I removed overflow and added <main> to my #about div and that fixed the problem!
Thank you so much!!

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