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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Enhancing the Design With CSS Media Queries

can anyone please help with challenge task 1 of 2 css basics @media queries

create a media query that sets viewport width of 1020px and then selects .main-header background color tomato and text

style.css
/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */

@media  (max-width: 1020px)  { ... .main-header{
  background-color: tomato;
  text-color: white;
}
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 -->
  </body>
</html>

6 Answers

Mark Sebeck
MOD
Mark Sebeck
Treehouse Moderator 32,466 Points

I'm not sure why you have the ... at the top of the media query but you don't need it for this challenge.

Also to change text color it's just color:

Everyone has made that mistake before.

That helped thanks mark but still getting error message about setting media viewpoint width

Mark Sebeck
Mark Sebeck
Treehouse Moderator 32,466 Points

Can you post your new code? When I ran it without ... and color: white it passed.

thank you mark that was a great help and it passed but now stuck on challenge 2 the max width gets an error message so anyway thank you mark

@media (max-width: 1020px) {} .main-header { background-color: tomato; color: white;

Mark Sebeck
Mark Sebeck
Treehouse Moderator 32,466 Points

Is this for task 1? You don't need the {} after the max width but you need to close } at the very end.

@media (max-width: 1020px) {
 .main-header { 
    background-color:  tomato; 
    color: white;
}
Mark Sebeck
Mark Sebeck
Treehouse Moderator 32,466 Points

Then for part 2 just create a new media query for 768px and target the .title class and h1 element and change their font-size

Thanks again Mark living the dream and you're a gentleman

Mark Sebeck
Mark Sebeck
Treehouse Moderator 32,466 Points

You’re welcome. Don’t give up on css. It can be very frustrating at times.

Thank you Mark you really have helped a lot