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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Enhancing the Design With CSS Text Shadows and Box Shadows

Robbie Singh
Robbie Singh
3,675 Points

How can I correctly apply two box-shadow properties to an element?

This is for a coding challenge. I keep getting the following message:

Bummer!The second box shadow's horizontal offset needs to be 0.

style.css
/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
.main-heading {
  text-shadow: 0 0 5px #be7b31;
}

.title {
  text-shadow: 1px 3px 0 #e59740;
}

.main-header {
  box-shadow: 0 2px 15px #aaa,;
  box-shadow: 0 0 60px 5px firebrick inset;
}
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 -->

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

1 Answer

Hi Robbie,

You would separate multiple box shadows with commas.

Something like this:

box-shadow: shadow1values, shadow2values;

When you set the box-shadow property twice as you've done, then the second one overrides the first one and you end up only getting the second shadow.

Robbie Singh
Robbie Singh
3,675 Points

That makes complete sense and it worked! Thanks Jason!