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HTML How to Make a Website Customizing Colors and Fonts Use Classes in CSS

Arcee Palabrica
Arcee Palabrica
8,100 Points

Can't seem to figure out where I'm wrong on the Class Attribute

I was following on the tutorial on the class attribution part. I've applied all codes same as what Nick did but why is my "portfolio" text on the nav remained white?

/this is from my indext.html/ <li><a href="index.html" class:"selected">Portfolio</a></li> <li><a href="about.html">About</a></li> <li><a href="contact.html">Contact</a></li>

/and this is from my main.css/ nav { background: #599a68; } nav a, nav a:visited { color: #fff; } nav a.selected, nav a:hover{ color: #32673f; }

1 Answer

Benjamin Larson
Benjamin Larson
34,055 Points

I think the problem is in your index.html file where you said class:"selected", it should instead use the assignment operator. It's easy to get tripped up when CSS style sheets use colons and html attributes use the equals sign.

<a href="index.html" class="selected">Portfolio</a>