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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Understanding Values and Units Styling the Intro Paragraph

Ramon Croes
Ramon Croes
1,008 Points

How do I target a span element nested inside a class element?

I am asked to make an element inside a class element to bold and italic. I don't know how to target an element nested inside a class element.

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Lake Tahoe</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
    <header id="top" class="main-header">
      <span class="title">Journey Through the Sierra Nevada Mountains</span>
      <h1>Lake Tahoe, California</h1>
    <div class="primary-content t-border">
      <p class="intro">
        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="#more">Find out more</a>
    <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>
/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
  font-size: 1.25em;
  line-height: 1.6;

1 Answer

Heidi Puk Hermann
Heidi Puk Hermann
33,366 Points


you can selected nested elements by using the descendant selector method. It is done by adding a space between your nested elements and its parent. Fx. if you want the <a>-tag inside the footer you would write:

.main-footer a {
 /* whatever styling you want to add */

you can read more about it here.

Ramon Croes
Ramon Croes
1,008 Points

Thank You Heidi. I followed your recommendation and it worked!