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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Enhancing the Design With CSS Transparent Gradients and Multiple Backgrounds

Amy Tomey
Amy Tomey
12,845 Points

i added the linear-gradient as specified in the video, and i have no background at all.

my code SEEMS to be identical to the code used. the image was there before i added the code. I feel like I am missing the obvious, but i can't see the forest for the trees.

her is my code: from my css

/* please help*/
.main-header {
  padding-top: 170px;
  height: 850px;

  background: linear-gradient (#ffa949, transparent 90%),
              linear-gradient (0deg, #fff, transparent),
              #ffa949 url('../img/mountains.jpg') no-repeat center;

  background-size: cover;

.title {
  color: white;
  font-size: 1.625rem; /* 26px/16px */

Mod edit: added code formatting for readability. Check out the "markdown cheatsheet" linked below the comment box for formatting syntax.

1 Answer

Cameron Childres
Cameron Childres
11,765 Points

Hi Amy,

You're super close! All that's getting in your way is two spaces where they shouldn't be. The linear-gradient() function should have the parentheses touching the function name with no space in between, just like in the url() function. The same goes for any other functions you'll use in CSS in the future.