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William Polk
William Polk
6,252 Points

Create a media query that changes the background color of the header element to orchid only when the viewport is between

I still get the "Bummer: did you specify a background color" message; and why is the "header" element gray?

style.css
/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
@media screen and (min-width:768px) and (max-width:1024px)
  header {
    background-color: orchid;
}
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
  <meta charset="UTF-8">
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
  <title>Developer Diane's blog</title>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
</head>
<body>
  <header>
    <div id="logo">Developer Diane’s Blog</div>
  </header>
  <article>
    <section class="intro">
      <h1>The verdict is in. CSS Layout is great!</h1>
      <p>I’ve been working with CSS for a while now, and I have to say, it’s pretty awesome. I love being able to separate content from presentation, and to keep all my styles in an external stylesheet.</p>
      <p>I’ve had a pretty good grasp on the basics for a while now, but I needed to learn more about how to control layout with my CSS. Understanding CSS layout meant first exploring the parts of the CSS box model.</p>
    </section>
    <section class="featured">
      <h2>The CSS Box Model</h2>
      <p>There are lots of great resources online to help you learn the CSS Box Model. I like the CSS Tricks article <a href="https://css-tricks.com/the-css-box-model/" target="_blank">The CSS Box Model</a> by Chris Coyier. To quote the author:</p>
      <blockquote>At the risk of over-repeating myself: <strong>every element in web design is a rectangular box.</strong></blockquote>
      <p>That’s right! Every HTML element is considered by the browser to be a rectangular box.</p>
      <p>The CSS Box Model consists of four properties: content, padding, border, and margin. I've included a graphic from Coyier’s article to illustrate this principle.</p>
      <p class="clear">It’s pretty easy to understand the Content portion of the box model. The content is whatever your HTML consists of. It could be a paragraph full of text, or a bulleted list, or an image.</p>
      <p>Beginning developers may have some trouble keeping the other parts of the box model straight, so let’s examine them one by one.</p>
    </section>
    <footer>©2020 Developer Diane.</footer>
</body>
</html>
William Polk
William Polk
6,252 Points

"Header" didn't stay gray when I posted my code.

Elijah Atha
Elijah Atha
2,819 Points

Your code is perfect, except you forgot to add your media query's curly brackets '{}'. The code below worked for me. Good luck!

@media screen and (min-width:768px) and (max-width:1024px) {
  header {
    background-color: orchid;
  }
}

1 Answer

Peter Vann
Peter Vann
36,049 Points

Hi, William (Bill?)!

You are missing two curly braces:

This passes:

/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
@media screen and (min-width:768px) and (max-width:1024px) { /** This one ***/
  header {
    background-color: orchid;
  } /*** And this one ***/
}

The media query is a code block and the header is another (nested/child) code block.

I hope that helps.

Stay safe and happy coding!