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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Basic Selectors Type Selectors

Brandon Lee
Brandon Lee
6,790 Points

First challenge task of CSS Basics

Question 2 of 4 is asking me to set the color value of the paragraph elements to "lightslategrey" so my code looks like:

body { text-align: center; }; p { color: lightslategrey; };

But when I submit the work it tells me it's wrong and I need to set the color value to lightslategrey. What am I doing wrong here?

style.css
/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
body {
  text-align: center;
};
p {
  color: lightslategrey;
};
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Lake Tahoe</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
  </head>
  <body> 
    <header>
      <span>Journey through the Sierra Nevada Mountains</span>
      <h1>Lake Tahoe, California</h1>
    </header>
    <p>
      Lake Tahoe is one of the most breathtaking attractions 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.
    </p>
    <a href="#">Find out more</a>
    <div>
      <h2>Check out all the Wildlife</h2>
      <p>
        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.
      </p>
      <a href="#">See the Wildlife</a>
    <div>
  </body>
</html>

3 Answers

you have ";" after the closing brackets of your css rules

should be:

body {
  text-align: center;
}
p {
  color: lightslategrey;
}

not

body {
  text-align: center;
};
p {
  color: lightslategrey;
};
Samuel Glister
Samuel Glister
12,471 Points

Hi Brandon,

Here is the code I just managed to pass the task with

/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
body {
  text-align: center;
}

p {
  color: lightslategrey;
}

What error message you get?

edit: I noticed on you code you are putting a semi colon after each curly bracket - you don't need this :)

Thanks Sam

Brandon Lee
Brandon Lee
6,790 Points

Thank you Shawn! That's what I get for jumping between JavaScript and CSS.

been there :)