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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Enhancing the Design With CSS Gradients

Roger Dailey
Roger Dailey
14,887 Points

Help with CSS Basics challenge task.

Create a new rule that targets .main-header. Then, use the background-image property to define a linear gradient. Set the first color stop to steelblue and the second color stop to darkslateblue. Set the second color stop's position to 90%. Finally, add the value that sets the gradient direction from bottom to top.

This is the code that I am writing...

background-image: linear-gradient(at bottom, steelblue, darkslateblue 90%)

I do not know what I am doing wrong.

style.css
/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
.main-header {
  background-image: linear-gradient(at bottom, steelblue, darkslateblue 90%);
}
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 id="top" class="main-header">
      <span class="title">Journey Through the Sierra Nevada Mountains</span>
      <h1 class="main-heading">Lake Tahoe, California</h1>
    </header>

        <div class="primary-content">
            <p class="intro">
                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 class="callout" href="#more">Find out more</a>
        </div><!-- End .primary-content -->
  </body>
</html>

1 Answer

Hi Roger,

Almost good except that we need to set gradient direction from bottom to top ......Hint: @2:39

.main-header {
  background-image: linear-gradient(to top, steelblue, darkslateblue 90%);
}

Hope that helps. :)

Roger Dailey
Roger Dailey
14,887 Points

Oh I see, I was thinking radial instead of linear. Thank you