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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Basic Selectors Type Selectors

Neil Doherty
Neil Doherty
10,008 Points

Basic Selectors task is asking me create a new type selector that targets the div element. Won't accept h1 { ... }

Task 4 of 4: Finally, create a new type selector that targets the div element. Add a background-color property and set the value to lightblue.

I tried:

h1 { background-color: lightblue; }

Doesn't work.

/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */

body {
  text-align: center;

p {
  color: lightslategrey;

header {
  background-color: orange;
  color: white;
<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Lake Tahoe</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
      <span>Journey through the Sierra Nevada Mountains</span>
      <h1>Lake Tahoe, California</h1>
      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.
    <a href="#">Find out more</a>
      <h2>Check out all the Wildlife</h2>
        As spawning season approaches, the fish acquire a humpback and protuberant jaw. After spawning, they die and their carcasses provide a feast for gatherings of mink, bears, and Bald eagles.
      <a href="#">See the Wildlife</a>

2 Answers

Placid Rodrigues
Placid Rodrigues
12,630 Points

Hi Neil,

You need to select the div element as follows:

div {  background-color: lightblue; }
Neil Doherty
Neil Doherty
10,008 Points

Thanks Placid. Think I just got a bit confused in thinking 'div' could only be used in HTML for targeting CSS for elements. All the best, neil