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CSS

background color won't go orange

Hello. I am getting stuck on the ID Selectors lesson where you test to see if your main.css is overriding your normalize.css by changing the background color to orange. It wont change. Any thoughts?

<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Andy March | Developer</title> <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/normalize.css"> <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/main.css"> </head> <body> <header> <a href="index.html"> <h1>Andy March</h1> <h2>Developer</h2> </a> <nav> <ul> <li><a href="index.html">Portfolio</a></li> <li><a href="about.html">About</a></li> <li><a href="contact.html">Contact</a></li> </ul> </nav> </header> <section> <ul> <li> <a href="img/numbers-01.jpg"> <img src="img/numbers-01.jpg" alt=""> <p>Experimentation with color and texture</p> </a> </li> <li> <a href="img/numbers-02.jpg"> <img src="img/numbers-02.jpg" alt=""> <p>Dog training</p> </a> </li> <li> <a href="img/numbers-06.jpg"> <img src="img/numbers-06.jpg" alt=""> <p>Surfs up</p> </a> </li> <li> <a href="img/numbers-09.jpg"> <img src="img/numbers-09.jpg" alt=""> <p>Barf</p> </a> </li> <li> <a href="img/numbers-12.jpg"> <img src="img/numbers-12.jpg" alt=""> <p>Eardrum</p> </a> </li> </ul> </section> <footer> <a href="http://twitter.com/nickrp"><img src="img/twitter-wrap.png" alt="Twitter Logo"></a> <a href="http://facebook.com/nickpettit"><img src="img/facebook-wrap.png" alt="Facebook Logo"></a> <p>Ā© 2016 Andy March.</p> </footer> </body> </html>

Here is my CSS:

body { background-color: orange; }

Although it didn't post for some reason, I do have the appropriate DOCTYPE and opening HTML element, and the spacing is correct for my css (even though it doesn't look right in the question.

3 Answers

I figured it out! When i created my original css folder in Workspace it was all caps, but it should've been all lower case as that is how I was writing it in my html. Phew! That took me almost an hour to figure out.

I think I figured out how to post correctly.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>Andy March | Developer</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/normalize.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/main.css">
  </head>
  <body>
    <header>
      <a href="index.html">
        <h1>Andy March</h1>
        <h2>Developer</h2>
      </a>
      <nav>
        <ul>
          <li><a href="index.html">Portfolio</a></li>
          <li><a href="about.html">About</a></li>
          <li><a href="contact.html">Contact</a></li>
        </ul>
      </nav>
    </header>
    <section>
      <ul>
        <li>
          <a href="img/numbers-01.jpg">
            <img src="img/numbers-01.jpg" alt="">
            <p>Experimentation with color and texture</p>
          </a>
        </li>
        <li>
          <a href="img/numbers-02.jpg">
            <img src="img/numbers-02.jpg" alt="">
            <p>Dog training</p>
          </a>
        </li>
        <li>
          <a href="img/numbers-06.jpg">
            <img src="img/numbers-06.jpg" alt="">
            <p>Surfs up</p>
          </a>
        </li>
        <li>
          <a href="img/numbers-09.jpg">
            <img src="img/numbers-09.jpg" alt="">
            <p>Barf</p>
          </a>
        </li>
        <li>
          <a href="img/numbers-12.jpg">
            <img src="img/numbers-12.jpg" alt="">
            <p>Eardrum</p>
          </a>
        </li>
       </ul>
    </section>
    <footer>
      <a href="http://twitter.com/nickrp"><img src="img/twitter-wrap.png" alt="Twitter Logo"></a>
      <a href="http://facebook.com/nickpettit"><img src="img/facebook-wrap.png" alt="Facebook Logo"></a>
      <p>&copy; 2016 Andy March.</p>
    </footer>
  </body>
</html>
body {
  background-color: orange;
}

But it still won't turn orange