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How do i make the navigation menu stationary with respect to the main content? I tried using position:fixed but it ruined the placement of nav and main elements.
(I dont want navigation menu to scroll along when i scroll down the main content)
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After using position:fixed


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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="ie=edge">
    <title>HTML 5 Boilerplate</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="styles.css">
    <main id="main-doc">
      <section id="Introduction" class="main-section"><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.</p>
      <p>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:</p>
      <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></section>
      <section id="JavaScript_and_Java" class="main-section"><header>JavaScript and Java</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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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 id="Hello_world" class="main-section"><header>Hello world</header><p>To get started with writing JavaScript, open the Scratchpad and write your first "Hello world" JavaScript code:</p><code>function greetMe(yourName) { alert("Hello " + yourName); }
greetMe("World");</code><p>Select the code in the pad and hit Ctrl+R to watch it unfold in your browser!</p></section>
      <section id="Variables" class="main-section"><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).</p><p>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 id="Data_types" class="main-section"><header>Data types</header><p>You can declare a variable in three ways:
With the keyword var. For example,</p><code>var x = 42.</code><p>This syntax can be used to declare both local and global variables.

By simply assigning it a value. For example,</p><code>x = 42.</code><p>This always declares a global variable. It generates a strict JavaScript warning. You shouldn't use this variant.

With the keyword let. For example,</p><code>let y = 13.</code><p>This syntax can be used to declare a block scope local variable. See Variable scope below.</p></section>
 <section id="Function_declarations" class="main-section"><header>Function declarations</header><p>A function definition (also called a function declaration, or function statement) consists of the function keyword, followed by:</p><ul><li>The name of the function.</li><li>A list of arguments to the function, enclosed in parentheses and separated by commas.</li><li>The JavaScript statements that define the function, enclosed in curly brackets, { }.</li></ul></p><p>For example, the following code defines a simple function named square:</p><code>function square(number) { return number * number; }</code><p>The function square takes one argument, called number. The function consists of one statement that says to return the argument of the function (that is, number) multiplied by itself. The return statement specifies the value returned by the function</p><code>return number * number;</code><p>Primitive parameters (such as a number) are passed to functions by value; the value is passed to the function, but if the function changes the value of the parameter, this change is not reflected globally or in the calling function.</p></section>
    <section id="Reference" class="main-section"><header>Reference<p></header><p>All the documentation in this page is taken from <a href="">MDN</a><p></section>
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      <header>JS Documentation</header>
         <a class="nav-link" href="#Introduction">Introduction</a>
         <a class="nav-link" href="#JavaScript_and_Java">JavaScript and Java</a>
         <a class="nav-link" href="#Hello_world">Hello world</a>
         <a class="nav-link" href="#Variables">Variables</a>
         <a class="nav-link" href="#Data_types">Data types</a>
         <a class="nav-link" href="#Function_declarations">Function declarations</a>
         <a class="nav-link" href="#Reference">Reference</a>



  color: #4d4e53;
  font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif;
nav header{
  border-right:2px solid grey;

   padding:0.7rem 0.7rem 0.7rem 1.5rem;
  color: #4d4e53;
  border-bottom:2px solid grey;
  border-right:2px solid grey;
nav > a:first-child{
  border-top:2px solid pink;
  margin:1.5rem 1rem 2rem 1.5rem;

{ display:block;
 background-color: #f7f7f7;
  padding:1.2rem 1rem 1.2rem ;
  font-family: monospace;

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Using fixed positioning is appropriate. You then need to move it where you want it to be using the top and left properties, just like you would if you were absolutely positioning an element.


its not working. see i used position:fixed and left:0 now its overlapping . what am i doing wrong?

also, i tried fixing the document flow by placing nav element at the starting and making flex-direction as row. After doing that i made position fixed for nav element and it is still showing the same overlapping arrangement.

try this for your list ,
overflow-x: hidden;

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