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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Enhancing the Design With CSS Gradients

Zeeshan Dawood
Zeeshan Dawood
7,210 Points

how to make sure the linear-gradient is going from bottom to top

how to make sure the linear-gradient is going from bottom to top

/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
.main-header {
  background-image: linear-gradient( to top, steelblue, darkslateblue);
<!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 class="main-heading">Lake Tahoe, California</h1>

        <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.
            <a class="callout" href="#more">Find out more</a>
        </div><!-- End .primary-content -->

3 Answers

Maybe try removing the space between ( to top.

 background-image: linear-gradient(to top, steelblue, darkslateblue);

I also read through some older forum posts and if you are doing the code challenge, it seems one of the values might be missing. If removing the space doesn't work, see if challenge asks something about setting the second color stop's position to 90%.

Hi Zeeshan,

The challenge doesn't seem to like the space before to top I think it's ok based on the spec but it's a problem for the challenge.

You're also missing one more thing but you'll get a more helpful error message on that once you fix the space issue.

Erik McClintock
Erik McClintock
45,783 Points


Here is the spec on linear-gradient, and here is a good and helpful article on CSS-Tricks that gives a handful of useful examples.


Zeeshan Dawood
Zeeshan Dawood
7,210 Points

Thank you for your help!