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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Enhancing the Design With CSS Box Shadows

Box shadow detrimentally alters img

I'm doing a personal website after the "How To Make A Website" model? My images are nothing but different colored boxes created in Microsoft Paint. When I use the box shadow property for my images a white line appears on the bottom of the images. When I comment out the box shadow property the white line disappears.


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/normalize.css">
    <link href='https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Poiret+One|Tangerine' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/style.css">
      <a href="index.html" id="logo">
        <h1>Digital Designer <br><span id="subtitle">A Visual Collection</span></h1>
        <ul id="sitenav">
          <li><a href="index.html">Main Design</a></li>
          <li><a href="static.html">Static</a></li>
          <li><a href="dynamic.html">Dynamic</a></li>
          <li><a href="about.html">About</a></li>
    <div id="showcase">
        <ul id="gallery">
          <li><img src="img/img1.png" alt="One"></li>
          <li><img src="img/img2.png" alt="Two"></li>
          <li><img src="img/img3.png" alt="Three"></li>
          <li><img src="img/img4.png" alt="Four"></li>
          <li><img src="img/img5.png" alt="Five"></li>
          <li><img src="img/img6.png" alt="Six"></li>
          <li><img src="img/img7.png" alt="Seven"></li>
          <li><img src="img/img8.png" alt="Eight"></li>
          <li><img src="img/img9.png" alt="Nine"></li>
        <p>&copy 2016 Benjamin Hedgepeth.</p>


#showcase #gallery li {
  box-shadow: 0 8px 10px -5px black;

2 Answers

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Well, I see a couple of interesting things here. First off, your unordered list is never terminated. You're missing the ending tag for it. Secondly I believe your CSS rule should look like this:

 #gallery li {
  box-shadow: 0 8px 10px -5px black;

You might try to remove the #showcase part from that line altogether.

I fixed the unordered list by inserting the closing tag and I removed the #showcase yet I still have the same problem.

Adam Hill
Adam Hill
7,491 Points

You can sometimes get hangovers from native browser default styles, you could try adding padding:0; and line-height:0; to your #gallery li style.