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Although, I’ve passed all the user story but this isn’t what I’m trying to achieve. I want a media query that applies when the max-width=600px such that my nav bar moves to the top of my screen. I’ll really appreciate a guide, thank you.

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>

  <head> 
    <link rel="preconnect" href="https://fonts.googleapis.com">
<link rel="preconnect" href="https://fonts.gstatic.com" crossorigin>
<link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css2?family=Nanum+Gothic&family=Nunito+Sans&display=swap" rel="stylesheet">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="styles.css"/>
    <meta charset="UTF-8"/>
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale="1.0"/><link rel="stylesheet" href="styles.css">
    <title>JS Documentation</title>
    </head>

  <body>
    
    <main id="main-doc">
      

     <nav id="navbar">
      <header id="header">JS Documentation</header>
      <ul>
       <li> <a href="#introduction" class="nav-link"> Introduction </a> </li>
       <li> <a href="#prerequisites" class="nav-link"> Prerequisites </a> </li>
       <li> <a href="#Java_and_Javascript" class="nav-link"> Java and Javascript </a> </li>
       <li> <a href="#Hello_World" class="nav-link"> Hello World </a> </li>
       <li> <a href="#data_types" class="nav-link"> Data types </a> </li>
       <li> <a href="#variables" class="nav-link"> Variables </a> </li>
       <li> <a href="#if...else_statement" class="nav-link"> If...else Statement </a> </li>
       <li> <a href="#reference" class="nav-link"> Reference </a> </li>
     </ul>
    </nav>

      <section class="main-section" id="introduction"> 
    
        <header> Introduction </header>
        <p> JavaScript is a cross-platform, object-oriented scripting language. It is a small and lightweight language. Inside a host environment (for example, a web browser), JavaScript can be connected to the objects of its environment to provide programmatic control over them.
       JavaScript contains a standard library of objects, such as Array, Date, and Math, and a core set of language elements such as operators, control structures, and statements. Core JavaScript can be extended for a variety of purposes by supplementing it with additional objects; for example:
       <ul> <li> Client-side JavaScript extends the core language by supplying objects to control a browser and its Document Object Model (DOM). For example, client-side extensions allow an application to place elements on an HTML form and respond to user events such as mouse clicks, form input, and page navigation.</li>
       <li>Server-side JavaScript extends the core language by supplying objects relevant to running JavaScript on a server. For example, server-side extensions allow an application to communicate with a database, provide continuity of information from one invocation to another of the application, or perform file manipulations on a server. </li>
    </ul>
    </p>
   </section>

     <section class="main-section" id="prerequisites">
       <header> Prerequisites </header>
       <p>
        This guide assumes you have the following basic background:
         <ul> 
           <li> A general understanding of the Internet and the World Wide Web (WWW). </li>
        <li> Good working knowledge of HyperText Markup Language (HTML). </li>
        <li> Some programming experience. If you are new to programming, try one of the tutorials linked on the main page about JavaScript.</li>
      </ul>
    </p>
    </section >
    
    <section class="main-section" id="Java_and_Javascript">
      <header> Java and Javascript </header>
      <p> JavaScript and Java are similar in some ways but fundamentally different in some others. The JavaScript language resembles Java but does not have Java's static typing and strong type checking. JavaScript follows most Java expression syntax, naming conventions and basic control-flow constructs which was the reason why it was renamed from LiveScript to JavaScript.

        In contrast to Java's compile-time system of classes built by declarations, JavaScript supports a runtime system based on a small number of data types representing numeric, Boolean, and string values. JavaScript has a prototype-based object model instead of the more common class-based object model. The prototype-based model provides dynamic inheritance; that is, what is inherited can vary for individual objects. JavaScript also supports functions without any special declarative requirements. Functions can be properties of objects, executing as loosely typed methods.

        JavaScript is a very free-form language compared to Java. You do not have to declare all variables, classes, and methods. You do not have to be concerned with whether methods are public, private, or protected, and you do not have to implement interfaces. Variables, parameters, and function return types are not explicitly typed. 
        </p> 
    </section>
   
    <section class="main-section" id="Hello_World">
      <header> Hello World</header>
      <p> To get started with writing JavaScript, open the Scratchpad and write your first "Hello world" JavaScript code:
        
        <code> function greetMe(yourName) { alert("Hello " + yourName); }
        greetMe("World"); </code>
        Select the code in the pad and hit Ctrl+R to watch it unfold in your browser!browser! </p>
    </section>
   
    <section class="main-section" id="data_types">
      <header> Data Types </header>
      <p> The latest ECMAScript standard defines seven data types:
<ul>
    <li>Six data types that are primitives:
      <ul>
        <li>Boolean. true and false.</li>
        <li>null. A special keyword denoting a null value. Because JavaScript is case-sensitive, null is not the same as Null, NULL, or any other variant.</li>
        <li>undefined. A top-level property whose value is undefined.</li>
        <li>Number. 42 or 3.14159. </li>
        <li>String. "Howdy"</li>
        <li> Symbol (new in ECMAScript 2015). A data type whose instances are unique and immutable. </li>
        </ul>
   <li> and Object </li>
</ul>
        Although these data types are a relatively small amount, they enable you to perform useful functions with your applications. Objects and functions are the other fundamental elements in the language. You can think of objects as named containers for values, and functions as procedures that your application can perform. </p>
    </section>
   
    <section class="main-section" id="variables">
      <header> Variables </header>
      <p>
        You use variables as symbolic names for values in your application. The names of variables, called identifiers, conform to certain rules.

        A JavaScript identifier must start with a letter, underscore (_), or dollar sign ($); subsequent characters can also be digits (0-9). Because JavaScript is case sensitive, letters include the characters "A" through "Z" (uppercase) and the characters "a" through "z" (lowercase).

        You can use ISO 8859-1 or Unicode letters such as å and ü in identifiers. You can also use the Unicode escape sequences as characters in identifiers. Some examples of legal names are Number_hits, temp99, and _name. </p>
    </section>
    
    <section class="main-section" id="if...else_statement">
     <header> If...else statement </header>
      <p> Use the if statement to execute a statement if a logical condition is true. Use the optional else clause to execute a statement if the condition is false. An if statement looks as follows:
        <code> if (condition) { statement_1; } else { statement_2; } </code>
        condition can be any expression that evaluates to true or false. See Boolean for an explanation of what evaluates to true and false. If condition evaluates to true, statement_1 is executed; otherwise, statement_2 is executed. statement_1 and statement_2 can be any statement, including further nested if statements.
        You may also compound the statements using else if to have multiple conditions tested in sequence, as follows:

        <code> if (condition_1) { statement_1; } else if (condition_2) {
        statement_2; } else if (condition_n) { statement_n; } else {
        statement_last; } </code>
        In the case of multiple conditions only the first logical condition which evaluates to true will be executed. To execute multiple statements, group them within a block statement ({ ... }) . In general, it's good practice to always use block statements, especially when nesting if statements:
        
        <code> if (condition) { statement_1_runs_if_condition_is_true;
        statement_2_runs_if_condition_is_true; } else {
        statement_3_runs_if_condition_is_false;
        statement_4_runs_if_condition_is_false; } </code>
        
        It is advisable to not use simple assignments in a conditional expression, because the assignment can be confused with equality when glancing over the code. For example, do not use the following code:
        
        <code> if (x = y) { /* statements here */ } </code>
        If you need to use an assignment in a conditional expression, a common practice is to put additional parentheses around the assignment. For example:
       
        <code> if ((x = y)) { /* statements here */ } </code>
        </p>
    </section>
    
    <section class="main-section" id="reference">
      <header> Reference</header>
      <p> 
        <ul> <li> All the documentation in this page is taken from <a href="https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Guide" class="referral-link"> MDN </a></li> </ul>
    </section>
  <main/>
    
</html>

@media only screen and (max-width: 600px) {
  #main-doc{
    position: absolute;
    margin: 0;
  }

  #navbar{
    position: fixed;
    top: 0;
    border-right: none;
    height: 50%;
    width: auto;

  }
}



main{
  font-family: "Nunito sans", tahoma;
  font-size: 18px;
  line-height: 30px;
  padding: 10px;
  position: absolute;
  margin-left: 30%;
}

section{
  height: 100%;
  width: 100%;
  position: relative;
  top: 0; 
}

header{
  font-family: "Nanum Gothic", tahoma;
  font-weight: 700;
  font-size: 1.5rem;
  margin: 5%;
}

p{
  margin-left: 8%;
}

code {
display: block;
margin-left: 0;
overflow: wrap;
background-color: GhostWhite;
border-radius: 7px;
padding: 12px;
}

a{
  margin: 10%;
}

#navbar{
  height: 100%;
  width: 30%;
  border-right: 3px solid #a3a0a0;
  position: fixed;
  top: 0;
  left: 0;
  display: flex;
  flex-direction: column;
  justify-content: space-evenly;
}

nav  ul{
  display: flex;
  flex-wrap: wrap;
  align-content: space-evenly;
  height: 100%;
  padding: 0;
  
}

nav > ul > li{
  border-top: 2px solid #8f8f8f;
  height: 8%;
  margin: 10px;
  width: 100%;
 
}

li > a {
  text-decoration: none;
  color: black; 
}

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you may want to put your code on codepen since you are asking for help with layout.

Also look into using a meta tag to fix the device width (I didn’t see your code had one and if you are trying to target a specific device, you will need it)

I’ve put it on codepen and that’s the link above

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please fix the following first:

  • the main closing tag is malformed. It should be </main>
  • the head element contains duplicate link statements to the stylesheet styles.css
  • the @media should be the last rule in your css so it is not overwritten by later stylings.

Also on codepen, you need to move your head meta tags etc to the settings of the pen.
(your actual index.html should begin from the body element and everything above needs to be moved to the configuration of the pen).
If you are unsure how to do that, please read more on codepen (how to use codepen).

Finally, I think you need to use a combination of display: flex on the nav ul element and flex-direction: row as well as flex-wrap: nowrap. (and you should move the navigation element to the body instead of where it is in the main area).
Once the navigation is decoupled from the main area, you can use flex on the body to change the direction of the layout from row to column in the media query.

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