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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Basic Selectors Descendant Selectors

Zachary Pratt
Zachary Pratt
2,395 Points

Descendants Creation

I'm trying to target the paragraph nested in the main-content. I get this error. Bummer! Make sure you're targeting the paragraph nested inside '.main-content'.

/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
header span {
  font-size: 26px;
.t-paragraph {
  font-weight: bold;
<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Lake Tahoe</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
      <span>Journey through the Sierra Nevada Mountains</span>
      <h1>Lake Tahoe, California</h1>
      Lake Tahoe is one of the most <span>breathtaking attractions</span> 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 href="#">Find out more</a>
    <div class="main-content t-paragraph">
      <h2>Check out all the Wildlife</h2>
        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 mink, bears, and Bald eagles.
      <a href="#">See the Wildlife</a>
      <p>All rights reserved to the state of <a href="#">California</a>.</p>

1 Answer

So since you're practicing descendants here, you're going to have to target down to the paragraph element.

This first one you did great, you needed to target the span inside the header, so the syntax was -

header span {
  font-size: 26px;

That's 100% correct. You'll need to carry that thought process over to the next problem, which is targeting the paragraph element inside the .main-content div.

Remember that paragraph elements are represented as p tags, so you'll need to take advantage of this. Since they're asking you to target p as a decendent of the main-content class, main-content will have to be the first target, followed with p because you want to target the paragraph element specifically.