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

Bummer: Make sure you're defining a second box shadow value. Did you include a comma between both values?

I don't understand what it's asking.

/* 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, 0 0 60px 5px firebrick;
<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Lake Tahoe</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
    <header id="top" class="main-header">
      <span class="title">Journey Through the Sierra Nevada Mountains</span>
      <h1 class="main-heading">Lake Tahoe, California</h1>

        <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.
            <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>

2 Answers

Sue Cavalheiro
Sue Cavalheiro
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 7,131 Points

Hi Kristopher,

You don't need to declare the box-shadow propriety again. It's just to put a comma between the value as many times as you need to use it.

.main-heading {
text-shadow: 0 0 5px #be7b31;


.title {
text-shadow: 1px 3px 0 #e59740;

.main-header {
box-shadow: 0 2px 15px #aaa, 
            inset 0 0 60px 5px firebrick,
            0 0 60px 5px firebrick;
Steven Parker
Steven Parker
221,309 Points

You have the right idea about separating multiple shadow specs with a comma, but you should only have one "box-shadow" property.

In CSS, a second property of the same name replaces the previous one instead of adding to it.

And you should have a total of two settings, it looks like you have a third one that is a partial repeat of the second one.