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CSS CSS Foundations Advanced Selectors Pseudo-Elements: ::before and ::after

Sean Flanagan
Sean Flanagan
33,235 Points

Download icon won't appear

Hi guys and girls.

The download icon won't appear before the text. How do I make it appear please?

Here's my HTML:

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/css_foundations_style.css">
    <p class="phone">555-867-5309</p>
    <a class="dload" href="examples.pdf" title="- PDF">Download File</a>

    <div class="box">Generated Shapes</div>

And my CSS:

body {
    padding: 1% 26.5%;
    background-color: #e0eef5;
    color: #333;

p, div {
    margin: 55px 0;
    font: 3em sans-serif;

a {
    color: royalblue;
    text-decoration: none;
    font: 2.25em sans-serif;

/* Pseudo-elements */

.phone::after {
    content: "\2706";

.dload:: before {
    margin: 0 8px;
    content: url(http://treehouse-code-samples.s3.amazonaws.com/CSS-DD/codepen/stage-3/pdf-lg.png);

.dload::after {
    content: attr(title);
    padding-left: 10px;
    font-size: .75em;
    color: tomato;

.box::before, .box::after {
    content: "";
    display: inline-block;
    width: 30px;
    height: 30px;
    background: royalblue;
    border-radius: 50%;
    margin: 15px 15px 0 15px;

.box {
    border: 1px solid;
    padding: 10px;


1 Answer

It looks like you might have a space in the selector in your CSS file, if you try updating it without that space, does it work?

.dload::before {
    margin: 0 8px;
    content: url(http://treehouse-code-samples.s3.amazonaws.com/CSS-DD/codepen/stage-3/pdf-lg.png);