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CSS How to Make a Website Responsive Web Design and Testing Write CSS Media Queries

Kenneth Simpson
Kenneth Simpson
1,162 Points

Having trouble with breakpoint syntax

When I am on the code challenge and I type in my breakpoint syntax.

@media screen and (min-width 480px) { body { background: navy; } }

the selector body does not change colors like my other selectors do? That is the same syntax as the video and it will not let me continue on to the next step? any help?

Thanks.

css/main.css
a {
  text-decoration: none;
}

#wrapper {
  max-width: 940px;
  margin: 0 auto;
}

#logo {
  text-align: center;
  margin: 0;
}

h1, h2 {
  color: #fff;
}

nav a {
  color: #fff;
}

nav a:hover {
  color: #32673f;
}

h1 {
  font-family: β€˜Changa One’, sans-serif;
  font-size: 1.75em;
  font-weight: normal;
}

img {
  max-width: 100%;
}

#gallery {
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
  list-style: none;
}

#gallery li {
  float: left;
  width: 45%;
  margin: 2.5%;
  background-color: #f5f5f5;
  color: #bdc3c7;
}

nav ul {
  list-style: none;
  margin: 0 10px;
  padding: 0;
}

nav li {
  display: inline-block;
}

nav a {
  font-weight: 800;
  padding: 15px 10px;
}

.profile-photo {
  display: block;
  margin: 0 auto 30px;
      max-width: 150px;
  border-radius: 100%;
}

.contact-info {
  list-style: none;
  padding: 0;
  margin: 0;
  font-size: 0.9em;
}

.contact-info a {
  display: block;
  min-height: 20px;
  background-repeat: no-repeat;
  background-size: 20px 20px;
  padding: 0 0 0 30px;
  margin: 0 0 10px;
}

@media screen and (min-width 660px) {


}

3 Answers

I believe there is a colon missing in your code, and thus the breakpoint isn't being read properly.

There should be a colon after min-width, min-width: 660px - just like setting any other CSS property.

Kenneth Simpson
Kenneth Simpson
1,162 Points

Yea, for some reason that added some unfinished code.

my code is,

@media screen and (min-width 440px) { body { background: navy; } }

it is not recognizing body as a selector? all of my selectors are a certain color but it will not recognize body as a selector?

rydavim
rydavim
18,813 Points

Ah hah! Sorry about that, I figured it out. You're missing a colon after the min-width property. Also double-check the px value, some posts are correct and some are not.

EDIT : Yup, John got it.

@media screen and (min-width: 480px) { 
  body { 
    background: navy;
  } 
}