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HTML Introduction to HTML and CSS Make It Beautiful With CSS Adding a Style to several Elements using Class

Taylor Turner
Taylor Turner
912 Points

CSS: Using class to give tags padding/margin

In the CSS file, how do I use the class to give both <a> tags 15px of padding and 10px of margin?

I have this currently in CSS and it's not working:

.social-links { padding= 15px; margin= 10px; }

index.html
<!doctype html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>List Example</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="styles.css">
  </head>
  <body>

    <a class="social-links" href="#">Follow me on Twitter!</a>
    <a class="social-links" href="#">Send me an Email!</a>

  </body>
</html>
styles.css
.social-links {
  padding= 15px;
  margin= 10px;    
}

2 Answers

Missy Kailet
Missy Kailet
4,475 Points

You have a syntax error in your code. You declare the value of a property with the colon symbol, not the equal sign.

Anatomy of a CSS Rule

Robert Leonardi
Robert Leonardi
17,151 Points

It's quite simple. You should be using colon sign ( : ) instead of equal sign ( = )

.social-links {
  padding: 15px;
  margin: 10px;    
}