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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Basic Selectors Descendant Selectors

How am I supposed to do this?!

The question asks "Next, target the paragraph that is a descendant of the main-content class. Add a font-weight property and set the value to bold." And I do that and I still get the wrong answer. Is there something I missed?! I'm getting frustrated at this.

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

.main-content {
  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>

Hi Evergas,

I believe you are just missing the "p" just after the class, the rest is good.

Try this and let me know if that resolves the issue.

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

6 Answers

It's okay, I can walk you through it.

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

So, we'll start by targeting the paragraph (p) that's a descendant of the main-content class (.main-content). The descendant selector is just a space, so put it all together and you get this:

.main-content p {}

That selector first finds the .main-content class, and then it finds all the paragraphs or p elements within .main-content.

Now you just apply font-weight: bold and you're good to go!

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

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

header span { font-size: 26px; }

header span{ font-size: 26px; }

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

Full Challenge 1 2 and 3

header span{ font-size: 26px; }

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

footer p { color: slategrey; }

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

Gives me the bummer that I need to use bold with font-weight. Bummer! Make sure you're using the 'font-weight' property with the value 'bold'.

I'm sure it's me but I keep staring and am not seeing it.

ADDENDUM: I restarted the editor and the same code took. Must have been some gremlins ;=)

Thank you for your answer, Ryan. How could I have overlooked a simple "p" that stands for paragraph in an element? So embarrassing...

It's okay, it happens to everyone. I once spent an hour debugging a website and why my image gallery wasn't working, only to find that I had forgotten to link the CSS file in the head. A five-second fix that I spent an hour looking for. Now that's embarrassing. :)

Don't sweat it; these things happen to everyone, including people who have been doing this for years.

I second Ryan's comment. When you are coding, you are going to miss stuff, we all do. Besides, this is the best place to make those mistakes with a supportive coding community. The more mistakes you make now, the stronger you will be later on.