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Blue text in bootstrap NavItem

HI guys just an issue im having with bootstrap { finished the bootstrap section) the nav text is blue and i cannot change it in css i have used the body and * selectors to change color: but it stays blue :( here is my code below

<div class="container-fluid"> <div class="header clearfix"> <!--Nav-bar section --> <nav class="navbar navbar-dark bg-dark"> <ul class="nav float-right"> <li class="nav-item"> <a class="nav-link active" href="#">About me <span class="sr-only">(current)</span></a> </li> <li class="nav-item"> <a class="nav-link" href="#">Portfolio</a> </li> <li class="nav-item"> <a class="nav-link" href="#">Contact</a> </li> </ul>

    <h3 class="my-name">Andrew O'Reilly || Web Developer </h3>
  </div> <!-- ENd of Nav bar -->
Andrei Duhanes
Andrei Duhanes
14,155 Points

Try 2 methods:

  1. Give an ID to the element and set the color:red to that #id // 2.Take the selector and give it { color: red !important }

1 Answer

Hi there,

My best guess without having your CSS code is that the selectors just weren't specific enough to override whatever Bootstrap has them set at. When overriding a default style, you want to be as specific as possible so that your CSS rule will take precedence - have you tried targeting the .nav-link class?

For reference, there's a lot more detail on cascading styles and which take precedence here