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Few tags in code don't highlight and hence don't work


I have trouble writing codes as parts of the tags don't highlight.

For example, in the following code, the tag "Document" doesn't highlight in red as it is in the video

<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <h1>Sahiti</h1> </html>

And in the following code, "color" didn't highlight either and so my heading appeared in black instead of blue.

h1 { color: blue; }

I could have posted screenshots but didn't find a way to do so. Need help!

Thanks, Sahiti.

4 Answers

Sahiti Chintapalli Are you talking about in workspace? What do you mean highlighting? You mean in some color.

<!DOCTYPE html> color is black in workspace and even color property in CSS color is black.

Please give us more information on your problem.

Karthikeyan, yes I am talking about workspace. Color and DOCTYPE appeared as red in the lecture video but in y workspace it appears in back. And also, they aren't working as intended. The color code for example, h1 { color: blue; } , didn't return the header in blue.

Sahiti Chintapalli Videos may recorded few month or a year back. So you can't rely on the color Workspace used that time. I personally advice you to not to look at the color of text. Because these days everyone customize their editor to their preference..

Important Notice These days, mostly black are HTML codes color in Treehouse Workspace.

For codes not working as intended, you should paste your HTML and CSS codes in here. So that, people in here can help you out quite easily.

Because we do not know what is going on in your codes.

Please feel free to paste your codes in here.

I hope I answered mostly of your doubts.


shawn reeder
shawn reeder
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I think I understand the problem that Sahiti is explaining as I too have the same problem.

As the instructor types, some words in the code automatically display a different font color IN THE CODE ITSELF. On my desktop this function is present as well as the ability to highlight the coders active line. On my laptop, however, these helpful things are not present.

The desktops OS is windows 7 and the laptops OS is windows 8.

If there is anyone that understands this problem and knows of a way to rectify please help. =)