CSS CSS Basics (2014) Basic Selectors Pseudo-Classes

Challenge Task 1 of 3 Use the pseudo-class selector that targets default, unvisited links. Set their color to orange

a : link { color: orange; } This is not working for some reason, I even tried it without spaces. Can someone please help?

style.css
/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
a: link {
  color: orange;
}
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>
      <span>Journey through the Sierra Nevada Mountains</span>
      <h1>Lake Tahoe, California</h1>
    </header>
    <p>
      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 href="#">Find out more</a>
    <div>
      <h2>Check out all the Wildlife</h2>
      <p>
        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.
      </p>
      <a href="#">See the Wildlife</a>
    <div>
    <h3>From Tents to Resorts</h3>
    <p>
    Lake Tahoe is full of wonderful places to stay. You have the ability to sleep in the outdoors in a tent, or relax like a king at a five star resort. Here are our top three resorts:
    </p>
    <ul>
      <li><a href="#">Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel</a></li>
      <li><a href="#">South Lake Tahoe Resorts</a></li>
      <li><a href="#">Tahoe Ski Resort Lodging</a></li>
    </ul>
  </body>
</html>

2 Answers

Jennifer Nordell
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Jennifer Nordell
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That's odd, because if I remove the space between the a and the colon after pasting your code... it passes! Other than that one single space, I see no fault in your code and it passes for me.

I think it is the space before link that is the problem. Try a:link{color:orange}

Kristopher Van Sant
Kristopher Van Sant
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Hey Bryan! I moved your answer to the answer section so that the community can vote on it. :)

Jennifer Nordell
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Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Kristopher Van Sant Sorry, in the OP it said he'd tried it without spaces. I'm trying to find a reason why it'd not pass when the space is removed.

Kristopher Van Sant
Kristopher Van Sant
Courses Plus Student 18,828 Points

Hi Jennifer Nordell I did notice that as well. By moving Bryan's answer to the answer section I wasn't insinuating your answer was incorrect or that his was correct. Just trying to encourage better Community habits. :)

Regarding the issue Jeremy is facing, I'm wondering which spaces he removed. It looks like, from the two answers he provided, he tried removing the space between the a and the colon. Once he removed that space, did he try removing the space between the colon and link as well? Once both of those spaces are removed it should pass the task. If it still doesn't my guess would be to refresh the browser and try again.