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CSS Sass Basics Improve Your Workflow with Sass Write Nested Selectors

Kayla Pasciullo
Kayla Pasciullo
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 7,521 Points

creating a nested selector in SASS with ampersand

Ive been stuck on this question googling for an answer with no success for an hour :(

heres the question: use the & to create a nested selector .icn-success and give it the color green

ive tried

.icn { font:size: 1.25em &.icn-success { color:green; } }

also tried & icn-success &-icn.success &--icn.sucess .icn-success &

please help !!! TIA

.banner {
  padding: 1em;
  background-color: lightgrey;
 .button {
font-size: 1.5em;

.icn {
font-size: 1.25em;
&.icn-success {
color: green;
Blake Larson
Blake Larson
12,932 Points

You want to just continue to concat starting with the parent class.


In this example the & = .icn

To add additional examples of this using BEM

<div class="block">
  <span class="block__element"></span>
  <span class="block__element block__element--modifier"></span>
.block {
 position: relative;

 &__element {
   position: absolute;
   top: 0;
   left: 0;

   &--modifier {
     left: 50px;