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

Sean Flanagan
Sean Flanagan
33,232 Points

How do I define a box-shadow # colour property please?

Hi. The box-shadow video only shows you how to define a box shadow's colour using the rgba value. I defined the colour with a # value but it won't work. What do I do?

Thanks.

Sean

style.css
/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
.main-heading {
  box-shadow: 0 0 5px #be7b31;
}
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>
Sean Flanagan
Sean Flanagan
33,232 Points

It tells me to use a hex value so I did.

.main-heading {
  box-shadow: 0 0 5px #be7b31;
}

I'd be grateful for any help.

Sean

2 Answers

It asks for a text-shadow not a box-shadow, i.e: "Give the heading a text shadow by [...]"

So this should work:

/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
.main-heading {
  text-shadow: 0 0 5px #be7b31;
}
Sean Flanagan
Sean Flanagan
33,232 Points

Hi Fritz.

How stupid of me! The term 'text-shadow' was staring me in the face and I didn't even see it.

I did what you said and it worked.

Thank you Fritz.

Sean

You're welcome!