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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Basic Selectors ID Selectors

Footer ID not working.

EDIT: I figured it out, leaving the discussion for those experiencing similar problems

I am trying to get the footer id to include the padding and border, when I preview the work space nothing changes on the footer. Here's the HTML:

<footer id"main-footer">
            <p>All rights reserved to the state of <a href="#">California</a>.</p>
            <a href="#top">Back to top &raquo;</a>

And here is the CSS:

#main-footer {
  padding-top: 60px;
  padding-bottom: 60px;
  border-bottom: solid 10px orange;


<footer id="main-footer"> in the HTML, figured it out myself.

Sometimes it's a good idea to look at your code outside of your text editor/workspace.

padding has a shorthand notation as follows;

padding: 60px;
/* top right bottom left all will be 60px */
padding: 60px 0px;
/* top and bottom will be 60px left and right will be 0px */

This way you dont need to use 2 rules to change one property. (https://www.w3schools.com/css/css_padding.asp) Margin and border also work using shorthand notation.

1 Answer

Brendon Butler
Brendon Butler
4,254 Points

As you said, you have already resolved your own issue, and checking your work externally can usually help identify your issues. I use this CSS Validator to check for issues. Just copy and paste your CSS into the box and click "Check." Then it will spit out any errors or issues neatly and with a short description.

I'll definitely be adding that to my toolbox!! Thanks.