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CSS CSS Selectors Going Further with Attribute Selectors and Pseudo-Classes :first-child and :last-child Challenge

Aaron HARPT
Aaron HARPT
19,845 Points

Code challenge problem

Can someone help me with the border-radius on this code challenge?

"Create a pseudo-class selector that targets the first-child li in .main-nav. Remove all border styles by setting border to none. Then, set the top-left and bottom-left border-radius to 5px."

style.css
/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
.main-nav li:first-child {
  border: none;
 border-radius: 5px 5px 0 0;
}
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>Selectors</title>
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
  <link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Nunito:400,300' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
</head>
<body>
    <header>
      <h1>My Site!</h1>
      <ul class="main-nav">
        <li><a href="#">Home</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">About</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">Work</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">Contact</a></li>
      </ul>
    </header>
    <div>
      <p>Tattooed viral put a bird on it skateboard. Drinking vinegar locavore squid farm-to-table, dreamcatcher tattooed kitsch scenester. Tousled wolf squid Wes Anderson PBR, Williamsburg banh mi dreamcatcher stumptown ethnic sartorial mlkshk. Hella mixtape bespoke mustache Bushwick. Post-ironic hashtag jean shorts, Truffaut organic roof party pop-up wayfarers selvage narwhal. Mixtape roof party twee, post-ironic bespoke hella artisan meggings Carles brunch pop-up Tonx street art normcore. DIY paleo slow-carb occupy tofu fingerstache.</p>
    </div>
</body>
</html>
Kieran Gibbons
Kieran Gibbons
17,434 Points

I think the border radius goes clockwise starting at top left so i think they are in the wrong order.

9 Answers

huckleberry
huckleberry
14,636 Points

Hey there,

It's a simple error in the way the values for your border-radius property are laid out.

Think about the border property shorthand. You have 4 values for the width or thickness of the border and the 4 available value slots start at the top and go clockwise. so ...

selector {
    border: value1 value2 value3 value4;
}

starting from the TOP and going clockwise that means ...

  • value1 = top
  • value2 = right
  • value3 = bottom
  • value4 = left

In the border-radius property shorthand, the values also go clockwise starting from the top but starting in the left corner.

so ...

selector {
    border-radius: value1 value2 value3 value4;
}

starting at the top left corner and going clockwise, that gives you

  • value1 = top LEFT
  • value2 = top RIGHT
  • value3 = bottom RIGHT
  • value4 = bottom LEFT

Now, with that in mind... what should your code be?

ellie adam
ellie adam
26,376 Points

.main-nav li:first-child { border: none; border-top-left-radius: 5px; border-bottom-left-radius: 5px; }

it works :

.main-nav li:first-child{ border: none; border-radius: 5px 0 0 5px; }

Nolan Frazier
PLUS
Nolan Frazier
Courses Plus Student 38,752 Points
.main-nav li:first-child {
  border: none;
  border-radius: ----;
}
Christin Davidian
Christin Davidian
3,634 Points

.main-nav li:first-child { border: none; border-radius: 5px 0 0 5px; }

this one works for me

/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */ .main-nav li:first-child { border: none; border-radius: 5px 0 0 5px; }

matthew kiko
matthew kiko
11,840 Points

.main-nav li:first-child { border: none; border-top-left-radius: 5px; border-bottom-left-radius: 5px; }

Hasha K J
Hasha K J
7,355 Points

border-radius : 5px 0 0 5px;