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CSS CSS Basics (2014) The Box Model Padding, Borders, and Margins

LOLA BELLOT
LOLA BELLOT
1,352 Points

CSS Basics Code Challenge - False Error Message

Regarding the CSS basics challenge on 'borders, margins and padding'.

I have completed all five tasks of the challenge having correctly answered each of the challenges as indicated by the generated "well done". However, when I attempt to submit my answer for question 5, I receive a message saying "oops! it looks like Task 2 is no longer accepting your response".

Please advise.

style.css
/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
.primary-content{
  padding-top:25px;
  padding-bottom:95px;
}

.wildlife{
  border-top:10px solid orange;

}

.secondary-content{
  padding-top: 80px;
  padding-bottom:70px;

}

.wildlife{
  margin-top:105px;

}

.secondary-content{
  border:2px dotted lightgrey;

}
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Lake Tahoe</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
  </head>
  <body> 
        <div class="primary-content t-border">
            <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.
            </p>
            <a href="#more">Find out more</a>

      <div class="wildlife">
        <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 <a href="#mink">mink</a>, <a href="#bears">bears</a>, and <a href="#eagles">bald eagles</a>.
        </p>
      </div>

            <a href="#wildlife">See the Wildlife</a>
        </div><!-- End .primary-content -->

        <div class="secondary-content t-border"> 
      <div>
        <h3>From Tents to Resorts</h3>
        <p>
          Lake Tahoe is full of wonderful places to stay. You have the ability to sleep in the outdoors in a tent, or relax like a king at a five star resort. Here are our top three resorts:
        </p>
        <ul>
          <li><a href="#hotels">Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel</a></li>
          <li><a href="#resorts">South Lake Tahoe Resorts</a></li>
          <li><a href="#lodging">Tahoe Ski Resort Lodging</a></li>
        </ul>       
      </div>
      <div>
        <h3>Pack Accordingly</h3>
        <p>
          One of most important things when it comes to traveling through the great outdoors is packing accordingly. Here are a few tips:
        </p>
        <ol>
          <li>Bring layers of clothing</li>
          <li>Pack sunscreen</li>
          <li>Carry extra water just in case</li>
          <li>Pack light</li>
        </ol>
      </div>
        </div><!-- End .secondary-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>
        </footer>
  </body>
</html>

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,982 Points

The instructions for task 5 ask you to "give the .secondary-content element a dotted, lightgrey bottom border..."

But by using the "border" shorthand, the border is being applied all the way around and the validator is confusing it with the border applied in task 2.

Also, while it works, you don't need to create two different rules for the "wildlife" class. You can just add the extra property into the first rule.