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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Basic Selectors Descendant Selectors

Joel Lithgow
Joel Lithgow
7,414 Points

font-weight apparently isn't bold?

The test keeps saying Bummer! Make sure you're suing font-weight then applying bold. However according to MDN and every other website this is the correct way to write it. I have also ruled out that its the selector because when I get rid of the p selector it gives me a error saying I need to selected the paragraph.

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

#main-content p {
  font-weight: bold;
<!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>

1 Answer

Hi Joel,

You choose ID selector, that's why you use #

Next, target the paragraph that is a descendant of the main-content class. Add a font-weight property and set the value to bold.

Now you can find "class" which is . that would be called .main-content

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

Hope that helps ;)

Joel Lithgow
Joel Lithgow
7,414 Points

ahhhh, I wasn't even thinking that that could be the issue because I assumed that whole line was correct when it didn't give me an error. Thank you for the quick response.