Technical Documentation Page : Navbar Help!

Hello!

My navbar stays on the left side of the page, however the challenge will not show completed.

What am I missing?

Thanks in advance for your help!

<nav id="navbar">
    <header>JS Documentation</header>
    <ul>
    <li><a class="nav-link" href="#Introduction">Introduction</a></li>
    <li><a class="nav-link" href="#What_you_should_already_know">What you should already know</a></li>
    <li><a class="nav-link" href="#JavaScript_and_Java">JavaScript and Java</a></li>
    <li><a class="nav-link" href="#Hello_world">Hello World</a></li>
    <li><a class="nav-link" href="#Variables">Variables</a></li>
    <li><a class="nav-link" href="#Declaring_variables">Declaring variables</a></li>
    <li>
      <a class="nav-link" href="#Variable_scope">Variable scope</a>
    </li>
    </ul>
  </nav>

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body {
  margin-right: 10%;
  margin-left: 10%;
  max-width: 80%;
}

#navbar {
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
  width: 28%;
  height: 100%;
  float: left;
  overflow: hidden;
}

#main-doc {
  width: 67%;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 15px;
  float: right;
  border-style: none none none solid;
  border-color: gray;
  border-width: 0.2px;
}

nav>ul {
  list-style: none;
  padding: 0;
  display: block;
  line-height: 3em;
  width: 100%;
}

nav a {
  text-decoration: none;
}

nav li {
  border-style: none none solid none;
  border-color: gray;
  border-width: 0.2px;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
}

header {
  font-size: 2em;
}

@media only screen and (max-width: 940px) {

  #navbar {
  margin-top: -100px;
  padding: 0;
  width: 20%;
  text-align: left;
}

#main-doc {
  width: 77%;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
  float: right;
  border-style: none;
}

nav header {
  visibility: hidden;
}

}

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Challenge: Technical Documentation Page - Build a Technical Documentation Page

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To begin with, I’d focus on the last part of the user story: the navbar “should be shown on the left side of the screen and should always be visible to the user.” Your navbar may be on the left side, but is it always visible there?

Just checking to make sure, did you include <link rel="stylesheet" href="styles.css"> to link your CSS into your HTML? I’m not sure if what you pasted above is all of your HTML or just the nav part.

Hi! As far as I can see it is always visible. Am I supposed to be making it into a dropdown or a hamburger or something? I originally had it moving to the top for smaller screens but then I saw that it’s supposed to stay on the left.

Yeah, I’ll paste the full code here, I originally included just the parts relevant to the navbar.

Thanks again!

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
 <meta charset="utf-8">
 <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
 <title>JavaScript Technical Documentation</title>
 <link rel="stylesheet" href="./styles.css">
</head>
<body>
  <nav id="navbar">
    <header>JS Documentation</header>
    <ul>
    <li><a class="nav-link" href="#Introduction">Introduction</a></li>
    <li><a class="nav-link" href="#What_you_should_already_know">What you should already know</a></li>
    <li><a class="nav-link" href="#JavaScript_and_Java">JavaScript and Java</a></li>
    <li><a class="nav-link" href="#Hello_world">Hello World</a></li>
    <li><a class="nav-link" href="#Variables">Variables</a></li>
    <li><a class="nav-link" href="#Declaring_variables">Declaring variables</a></li>
    <li>
      <a class="nav-link" href="#Variable_scope">Variable scope</a>
    </li>
    </ul>
  </nav>
  <main id="main-doc">
    <section class="main-section" id="Introduction">
      <header>Introduction</header>
      <p>
        JavaScript is a cross-platform, object oriented scripting 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>
      <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>
      </p>
    </section>
    <section class="main-section" id="What_you_should_already_know">
      <header>What you should already know</header>
      <p>
        This guide assumes you have the following basic background:
      </p>
      <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>
    </section>
    <section class="main-section" id="JavaScript_and_Java">
      <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 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: 
      </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 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.         
      </p>
      <p> 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 class="main-section" id="Declaring_variables">
      <header>Declaring variables</header>
      <p> You can declare a variable in three ways: 
      </p>
      <p> 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. 
      </p>
      <p> 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. 
      </p>
      <p> 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. 
      </p>
    </section>
    <section class="main-section" id="Variable_scope">
      <header>Variable scope</header>
      <p>
         When you declare a variable outside of any function, it is called a global variable, because it is available to any other code in the current document. When you declare a variable within a function, it is called a local variable, because it is available only within that function.

JavaScript before ECMAScript 2015 does not have block statement scope; rather, a variable declared within a block is local to the function (or global scope) that the block resides within. For example the following code will log 5, because the scope of x is the function (or global context) within which x is declared, not the block, which in this case is an if statement. 
      </p>
      <code>
        if (true) { var x = 5; } console.log(x); // 5
      </code>
      <p>
         This behavior changes, when using the let declaration introduced in ECMAScript 2015. 
      </p>
      <code>
        if (true) { let y = 5; } console.log(y); // ReferenceError: y is not defined
      </code>
    </section>
  </main>
</body>
<footer>

</footer>
</html>

---

html {
  font-family: sans-serif;
}

body {
  margin-right: 10%;
  margin-left: 10%;
  max-width: 80%;
}

#navbar {
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
  width: 28%;
  height: 100%;
  float: left;
  overflow: hidden;
}

#main-doc {
  width: 67%;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 15px;
  float: right;
  border-style: none none none solid;
  border-color: gray;
  border-width: 0.2px;
}

nav>ul {
  list-style: none;
  padding: 0;
  display: block;
  line-height: 3em;
  width: 100%;
}

nav a {
  text-decoration: none;
}

nav li {
  border-style: none none solid none;
  border-color: gray;
  border-width: 0.2px;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
}

header {
  font-size: 2em;
}

@media only screen and (max-width: 940px) {

  #navbar {
  margin-top: -100px;
  padding: 0;
  width: 20%;
  text-align: left;
}

#main-doc {
  width: 77%;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
  float: right;
  border-style: none;
}

nav header {
  visibility: hidden;
}

}
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Thanks. So your navbar is not all the way to the left edge. You have a side margin on the body which is not allowing the navbar to touch the left edge. You’ll need to get rid of that in order to pass that particular step.

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That was it! THANK YOU!!!

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