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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Basic Selectors Descendant Selectors

Maria H
Maria H
6,737 Points

Create a descendant selector that targets the span inside the header element. Not sure what I am doing wrong.

Not sure what I am doing wrong, I re-watched the video and tried experimenting with a few things. Is there something simple I am missing? I also tried giving the header a class attribute

<header class="main-header">

and the css:

.main-header span{ font- size:26px; }

But this experiment didn't work either.

style.css
/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */

header  span {
font-size:26px;}
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 <span>breathtaking attractions</span> 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 class="main-content">
      <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>
    <footer>
      <p>All rights reserved to the state of <a href="#">California</a>.</p>
    </footer>
  </body>
</html>

7 Answers

Delete the extra space between header and span and you should be good

there should be a dot. .header span {}
also, if you've given that element class named main-header you have to use as such:

.main-header span {}

ok, did it help?

Jamie Reardon
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Jamie Reardon
Treehouse Project Reviewer

In your style.css, you have two spaces between your two selectors, try and remove one of them and see if it works.

listen up, I just passed that. It was like that: header span { font-size: 26px; }

There should be one space between header and span also one space between : and 26. Try now.

The last brackets should be below font-size: 26px;

Maria H
Maria H
6,737 Points

Thanks, simple error! Glad you guys helped me catch it!

Your welcome, catch you later