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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Understanding Values and Units Pixels and Percentages

Font-size script with pixel designation—— been putting “font-size”: 26px; Keeps giving error

style.css
/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */

.header span title {
    font-size: 26px;
}
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Lake Tahoe</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
  </head>
  <body>
    <div class="container">
      <header>
        <span class="title">Journey through the Sierra Nevada Mountains</span>
        <h1>Lake Tahoe, California</h1>
      </header>
      <div class="main-content">
        <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>
        <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>
    </div>
  </body>
</html>

3 Answers

Thanks.... got through it! 👍🏻

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
218,654 Points

Mary Mohlenkamp — normally you'd select "best answer" on the one that contained the information that helped most to resolve your question!

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
218,654 Points

A "<span> element with the class "title"" wouldn't be selected by "span title" — that would select a "title" element this is inside of a "span". The correct selector would be "span.title" (note the period and no space).

Also, the instructions didn't mention filtering the selector using the header, so you don't need that portion at all. But if you did want to include it, it should not have a period in front since it is a tag name and not a class.

Dimitar Dimitrov
Dimitar Dimitrov
11,800 Points

Your selector is wrong. The challenge asks you to select the <span> element with class title. You just need to use the class selector to select the span, there is no need for descendant selectors.

.title {
  font-size: 26px;
}