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

Carl Sergile
Carl Sergile
16,570 Points

Box Shadow Maddness

Can't seem to figure out how to add two box shadows. Its saying that I need to add a second box shadow which I did and its saying that I need to add a comma in between the two. Please help...

style.css
/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
.main-heading {
  text-shadow: 0 0 5px #be7b31
}
.title {
  text-shadow: 1px 3px 0 #e59740;
}
.main-header {
  box-shadow: 0 2px 15px #aaa;
  box-shadow: inset, 0 0 60px 5px firebrick;
}
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Lake Tahoe</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
  </head>
  <body> 
    <header id="top" class="main-header">
      <span class="title">Journey Through the Sierra Nevada Mountains</span>
      <h1 class="main-heading">Lake Tahoe, California</h1>
    </header>

        <div class="primary-content">
            <p class="intro">
                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>
            <a class="callout" href="#more">Find out more</a>
        </div><!-- End .primary-content -->

        <footer class="main-footer">
            <p>All rights reserved to the state of <a href="#">California</a>.</p>
            <a href="#top">Back to top &raquo;</a>
        </footer>
  </body>
</html>

2 Answers

Hi Carl,

To specify two box-shadow properties, the values of each needs to be separated by a comma. CSS is cascading, so if you reassign the property of box-shadow, it will override the first one with the last one you add on:

.main-header {
  box-shadow: 0 2px 15px #aaa;
  box-shadow: inset 0 0 60px 5px firebrick;  // This overrides the line above
}

Therefore, to use both box-shadows, write the CSS like this:

.main-header {
  box-shadow: 0 2px 15px #aaa, inset 0 0 60px 5px firebrick;
}
Thomas Buchstab
Thomas Buchstab
14,766 Points

hi there, you dont need to create a second box-shadow rule. you can just add the second box-shadow in the first rule you created. just separate it with a comma.

like this

.main-header {
  box-shadow: 0 2px 15px #aaa, inset, 0 0 60px 5px firebrick;
}