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CSS CSS Selectors Going Further with Attribute Selectors and Pseudo-Classes :first-child and :last-child Challenge

Tom Williams
Tom Williams
5,270 Points

How do I create a pseudo-class selector that targets the first-child li in main-nav? Some syntax I'm missing...

This one has had me stumped for days. I get targeting li:first-child {} but targeting an li that is within a class is a mystery

/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
.main-nav li:first-child {
    border-style: none;
    border-top-left-radius: 5px;
    border-bottom-left-radius: 5px;
<!DOCTYPE html>
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
  <link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Nunito:400,300' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
      <h1>My Site!</h1>
      <ul class="main-nav">
        <li><a href="#">Home</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">About</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">Work</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">Contact</a></li>
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Tom Williams
Tom Williams
5,270 Points

In preview mode my attempt appears to work but it gets rejected by the code challenge

2 Answers

Hi, i think the problem lies with the border radius. This code just passed the challenge .main-nav li:first-child { border: none; border-radius: 5px 0 0 5px; }

Reason being the border radius properties work clockwise starting from the the top left of the element therefore top left 5px top right 0px bottom right 0px bottom left 5px

Tom Williams
Tom Williams
5,270 Points

Thanks Richard. Though my method worked it appears the better method is doing all four sides in one statement...if passing the code challenge is any indicator.