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need help with media queries

http://www.goodlowsodiumfoods.com/responsive/

I have this code below, and what I'd like is the width of that container to be 90% on desktop, but 100% on everything else. Basically I want the body background color to peep out on either side of the white, but only on desktop view.

/* For desktop: */

@media only screen and (min-width: 768px){
.container-wide {
    width: 90%;
      background-color:#fff;
      margin-left:auto;
      margin-right:auto;
}
}


/* For mobile phones: */
@media only screen and (max-width: 500px) {
.container-wide {
    width: 100%;
      background-color:#fff;
}
}

/* For tablets: */

@media only screen and (min-width: 600px){
.container-wide {
    width: 100%;
      background-color:#fff;
}
}
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mel200
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Kim WalkerWeb Programmer/TechnicianCommented:
In the order you have your media queries listed, the tablet view would out rank the desktop view since a width of 768+ would satisfy the min-width: 600px. Move your desktop media query to the bottom.
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mel200Author Commented:
Thanks, Kim. I couldn't find anything that explained that. I'll get some training in on this.
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Kim WalkerWeb Programmer/TechnicianCommented:
Do you understand it now? Do I need to elaborate?

Media queries are not exclusive. CSS rules are parsed and applied in the order received. When the media query conditions are not satisfied, that chunk of CSS is skipped. But if the conditions are satisfied, the chunk of CSS within that media query is applied. Then the CSS that follows is processed. If another media query is encountered whose conditions are also satisfied, that chunk of CSS is processed also. By placing your smaller screen media query after your larger screen media query, any rules and properties that conflict will override those for the larger screen.
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Kim WalkerWeb Programmer/TechnicianCommented:
You could have also included a max-width condition in your tablet media query to avoid the overlap.
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