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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Basic Selectors Descendant Selectors

Don't understand what I'm doing wrong in the CSS code challenge

The question says, "target the paragraph that is a descendant of the footer element. Add a color property and set the value to slategrey" My code is .footer p {

color: slategrey;


The code looks right to me. I can't move forward unless I answer this question correctly.

/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
. header span {
  font-size: 26px;

.main-content p {
  font-weight: bold;

.footer p {
  color: slategrey;
<!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">
      <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>

3 Answers

take off the point before footer ! its not a class its just a tag

Thank you. That worked :)

Julian Gutierrez
Julian Gutierrez
19,201 Points

The smallest thing; there's a space between the period and the "h". Should be

.header span

Agreed with Ayoub - elements such as footer, header, etc do not need the .footer it simply needs to be named footer