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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Basic Selectors ID and Class Selectors

how do I properly call <header class=main-header> upon the css page using class selector? header.main-header is incorrec

I'm still learning and suspect that I'm only off by inverting my syntax. I know I've seen in past example when <p class=hometown> to call them into use in CSS by p.hometown { background-color: orange;}

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Lake Tahoe</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
    <header class=main-header>
      <span>Journey through the Sierra Nevada Mountains</span>
      <h1>Lake Tahoe, California</h1>
      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.
    <a href="#">Find out more</a>
      <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>
/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
header.main-header {
  background-color: organge; 

2 Answers

Hi Trish,

header.main-header will work but you have a typo on the color 'orange'

It's enough though to only use the class selector .main-header

You don't have to type qualify the selector by adding header in front. I think the instructions are leading you to only use the class name.