Welcome to the Treehouse Community

The Treehouse Community is a meeting place for developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels to get support. Collaborate here on code errors or bugs that you need feedback on, or asking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project. Join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today. (Note: Only Treehouse students can comment or ask questions, but non-students are welcome to browse our conversations.)

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and a supportive community. Start your free trial today.

HTML How to Make a Website Customizing Colors and Fonts Use Color in CSS

Dale Ribeiro
Dale Ribeiro
4,820 Points

background color is not changing

I put in all the code, correctly, I think, and the background color will not change from white to the green. Am I missing something?

a { color: #6ab47b; }

h1, h2 { color: #fff; }

nav { background: #599a68; }

nav a, nav a { color: #fff; }

1 Answer

Jeff Wolfram
Jeff Wolfram
10,490 Points

should be nav { background-color: #599a68; }

Are you trying to change the background color of the whole document? If so, you have to target the body. It looks like your nav should be fine as there really is no difference between background and background-color(at least not that I'm aware of, it's just shorthand), although I do see you've repeated yourself by typing 'nav a' twice.