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Coarse = CSS Basics, Lesson = Width and Height Properties. Why doesn't the "down arrow img" resize in the work space?

I checked the code many times over the last couple of days. It is correct but the image doesn't resize to "50px" when I target the ".arrow" with "width: 50px;"

Here is the "index.html" code

img class="arrow" src="img/arrow.svg" alt="Down arrow"

(I had to remove the angle brackets "<>" to get the code to show)

Here is the "style.css" code:

.arrow { width: 50px; }

My question is, did I miss something or is the workspace malfunctioning.

Thank you for your help.


Sorry you are having a problem but I was able to get this to work. I believe you must have a typo somewhere. So here are some steps to make this work.

Step 1. Make sure you are adding the "arrow" class to the image tag like so:

<img class="arrow" src="img/arrow.svg" alt="Down arrow">

Don't put a dot (".") inside the class name, just class="arrow". Also make sure you have quotes around the arrow name like so: "arrow"

Step 2. Make sure you are adding your code

.arrow { width: 50px; }

to the very end of the CSS file.

Step 3. Lastly, save both the html and css files before viewing. It should now work.

Good luck...


6 Answers

The problem is in your CSS file. If you scroll down to your line 139 you will see an extra } inside the file. Remove it. Also you didn't properly close the rule just above your .class rule with a }. So currently the .wildlife rule is running into your .arrow class rule that you added. Make those two changes and it runs fine.

I assume that when you edited the .class rule, you must have moved the } from the previous rule down to the bottom of the file by mistake.

Good luck,


Vasilij Zhukov
Vasilij Zhukov
1,790 Points

Oliver, can you take a snapshoot of your workspace? (here is a guide how to do that :) https://teamtreehouse.com/forum/workspace-snapshots )

And here is an same example of your code in my workspace

6,223 Points

Thank you.

It definitely was a mistake.

A good lesson though.

Thanks again.


Can you up vote my answer then by clicking the up arrow by it? Thanks....