JavaScript CSS Selectors Quickstart CSS Selector Basics Basic Selectors Challenge

Peter Eriksson
Peter Eriksson
12,187 Points

Basic Selectors Challenge, question 2/5

QUESTION: Select the img element and apply a bottom margin of 20px.

/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */

h1 { font-size: 62px;

}

img[src="mtn-landscape.jpg"] {

margin-bottom: 20px;

}

I get the wrong answer even though I believe my output is right. As you can see, I selected by the exact src img[src="mtn-landscape.jpg"]....

Any suggesitons? Thx Peter

style.css
/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */


h1 {
  font-size: 62px;

}

img[src="mtn-landscape.jpg"] {

    margin-bottom: 20px;

}
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Basic Selectors Challenge</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
  </head>
  <body>
    <header>
      <h1>Lake Tahoe, California</h1>
      <img src="mtn-landscape.jpg" alt="foggy mountains">
    </header>
    <div>
      <h2>Journey Through the Sierra Nevada Mountains</h2>
      <p>Lake Tahoe is one of the most breathtaking attractions located in California. It's home to a number of ski resorts, summer outdoor recreation, and tourist attractions. Snow and skiing are a significant part of the area's reputation.</p>
    </div>
    <footer>
      All rights reserved to the state of California.
    </footer>
  </body>
</html>
Ajay Prasannan
Ajay Prasannan
16,001 Points

Hi Peter,

Looks like your output is technically correct, but I'm guessing this is testing your ability to use a type selector without anything else, such as an attribute selector. The following snippet will pass the challenge:

/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */

h1 {
  font-size: 62px;
}

img {
    margin-bottom: 20px;
}

Perhaps the rationale behind this is given in the course, or a Treehouse Teacher can chime in?

Hope this helps,

Ajay

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
207,988 Points

I agree with Ajay, and while I can't say if this was intentional, it does convey a lesson about avoiding excessive specificity.

In general, you'll want to be careful of this in CSS because it can have side effects on other things, such as media queries that are intended to adjust margins to other settings for particular screen sizes.

Peter Eriksson
Peter Eriksson
12,187 Points

It helped. Thanks Ajay!

/Peter