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HTML Introduction to HTML and CSS (2016) Make It Beautiful With CSS Adding a Style to several Elements using Class

Miriam Allman
Miriam Allman
Courses Plus Student 1,761 Points

Don't forget the opening curly brace following the rule's CSS selector!

am i missing something

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


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

h ref .social-links.{15px.padding
h ref.social-links.{10px.margin

2 Answers

Maxime Duhamel
Maxime Duhamel
7,169 Points

Hi Miriam,

You are very close. Referencing a class in css start with a dot but is not between dot. And href is an attribute that you don't need to target this element in css.

html : <a href="#"class="social-links">"Follow me on Twitter!</a> the class is social-links

css : .social-links { 15px.padding }

Hope i helped.


Brandon Benefield
Brandon Benefield
7,739 Points

start with your <link> tag in the <head>. You need to remove the extra " you have at the end of your <link> tag.

Now for your CSS
I can see what you're trying to do with href.social-links but it's not necessary and in this case, you are actually spelling them wrong. Both of your links have a class of social-links which means they will share the same properties you give them in the CSS.
Your CSS should look like
.social-links { padding: 15px; margin: 10px; }

Notice there is only one . (period) at the beginning of social-links, indicating it is a class. There is no other reference to HTML tags and it does not, and will not ever have a . (period) after the class (unless you're going to reference another class, but you will learn that later).