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HTML How to Make a Website Beginning HTML and CSS Write a CSS Selector and Property

how do I set the color of the h1 element to green

i did exactly as the video but the result is wrong


     h1 {}
    color: blue; 
  Nick Pettit</h1>
    h1 { 
priyanka dash
priyanka dash
5,340 Points

The way you have written is not correct.you must seprate the style from tag.You can put style with tag like inline style that is
<h1 style="color:blue;">Nick Pettit </h1> or Inside <head> <style> h1 { color:blue; } </style> </head> OR you can write a separate css file and link it inside head tag. <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="mystyle.css">

2 Answers

Jonathan Grieve
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 91,253 Points

Unfortunately it's not quite right.

Inside the style element you need to write a CSS style rule to select the h1 element and change its colour.

The basic structure of a CSS style rule is as follows

selector {
   property: value

So there are 3 main parts. The element you want to target (the selector), the property and its value.

So to change the colour of the h1 element you'd do.

h1 {
   color: green;

Good luck.

What Jonathan said is correct. The only thing that I would add is if you do it that way all h1 elements on the page will be green. What I usually do is create a class, then attach that class to the elements that I want to have those particular features.