Welcome to the Treehouse Community

The Treehouse Community is a meeting place for developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels to get support. Collaborate here on code errors or bugs that you need feedback on, or asking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project. Join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today. (Note: Only Treehouse students can comment or ask questions, but non-students are welcome to browse our conversations.)

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and a supportive community. Start your free trial today.

CSS CSS Basics (2014) Enhancing the Design With CSS Text Shadows and Box Shadows

Sobin Sebastian
Sobin Sebastian
5,348 Points

CSS Basics challenge task 3 of 4 Quiz isn't working properly !!!

Create a new rule that main header this time we ll give main header a box shadow set tha box shadow's horizontal offset to 0 the vertical offset to 2px the blur radius to 15px and the color to aaa

and i answered: .main-header { box-shadow: 0 2px 15px 10px #aaa); }

and its still saying: Bummer! Make sure the box shadow color is set to #aaa.

can anyone help me out!! am i missing something or is it a glitch in the system!!

/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
.main-heading {
  text-shadow: 0 0 5px #be7b31;

.title {
  text-shadow: 1px 3px 0 #e59740;

.main-header {
  box-shadow: 0 2px 15px 10px #aaa);
<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Lake Tahoe</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
    <header id="top" class="main-header">
      <span class="title">Journey Through the Sierra Nevada Mountains</span>
      <h1 class="main-heading">Lake Tahoe, California</h1>

        <div class="primary-content">
            <p class="intro">
                Lake Tahoe is one of the most breathtaking attractions 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.
            <a class="callout" href="#more">Find out more</a>
        </div><!-- End .primary-content -->

        <footer class="main-footer">
            <p>All rights reserved to the state of <a href="#">California</a>.</p>
            <a href="#top">Back to top &raquo;</a>
Michael Walker
Michael Walker
45,428 Points

Pretty simple actually. Where it's expecting a color (in this case #aaa) you have 10px which really isn't part of the answer. Eliminate the 10px and you should pass the step. :-)

1 Answer

Miroslav Kovac
Miroslav Kovac
11,440 Points

.main-header { box-shadow: 0 2px 15px #aaa; }

only remove spread-radius 10px