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

David Cupples
David Cupples
5,476 Points

How do you give a box-shadow to sets of values?

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

style.css
/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
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

Tobias Helmrich
Tobias Helmrich
31,601 Points

Hey there David,

the problem in your code is that you're trying to separate the values for each single value of the shadows (x, y, blur, color, spread) with a comma but you have to separate each shadow with a comma not each value.

Here's how you could do it:

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

So basically you leave the first shadow as it is and just add a comma in the end and then you add the second shadow just like you added the first one but with different values.

I hope that helps and that you can understand it, if not feel free to ask further questions! :)