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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Understanding Values and Units Pixels and Percentages

Gail Hall
Gail Hall
5,598 Points

Challenge says my answer is wrong; I don't understand why.

The challenge is asking for me to increase the font-size to 26 pixels. But, when I do this, it gives me the "Bummer: Make sure you're setting 'font-size' to 26 pixels." message. What do they want from me?

/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */

span .title {
    font-size: 26px;
<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Lake Tahoe</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
    <div class="container">
        <span class="title">Journey through the Sierra Nevada Mountains</span>
        <h1>Lake Tahoe, California</h1>
      <div class="main-content">
          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 href="#">Find out more</a>
        <h2>Check out all the Wildlife</h2>
          As spawning season approaches, the fish acquire a humpback and protuberant jaw. After spawning, they die and their carcasses provide a feast for gatherings of mink, bears, and Bald eagles.
        <a href="#">See the Wildlife</a>

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,645 Points

The instructions ask for the target to be 'the <span> element with the class "title"'.

But the space between the terms in the selector makes it a descendant selector which targets "any element with the class "title" that is inside a <span>" instead.

Gail Hall
Gail Hall
5,598 Points

Thank you very much, Steven! Perhaps the error message should have said something more like the first error message I got when I entered ".title span { same code as above }". That error message was along the lines of "Make sure you are targeting the "span" element with the class "title". It was confusing me that it seemed to suggest I had not set the font-size to 26 pixels. Anyway, thank you again!