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CSS Sass Basics (retired) Advanced Sass Concepts Advanced Mixin Arguments

border color

Can someone please explain what setting the border color here requires.

<!DOCTYPE html>
  <title>Sass Basics - Code Challenge</title>
  <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="page-style.css">
  <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="style.css">
  <div class="box"></div>
  <div class="red"></div>
  <div class="orange"></div>
  <div class="yellow"></div>
  <div class="green"></div>
/* Write your SCSS code below. */

@mixin square ($size , $color:1px solid border) {
  height: $size;
  width: $size;
  border: $color;

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there! You're pretty close here but your mixin should take 2 arguments $size and $color. It appears that you're trying to somehow set the $color variable to be 1px solid border, but this isn't valid. Let me show you how I did it:

@mixin square ($size , $color) {
  height: $size;
  width: $size;
  border: 1px solid $color;

Here we have our mixin which accepts two arguments ... size and color. Now down in our border rule we use the shorthand to set the size of the border (1px), the style (solid) and then use the $color variable.

Hope this clarifies things! :sparkles:

thanks for the clarification, so the border takes both the color argument and the 1px solid border. thanks