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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Understanding Values and Units Pixels and Percentages

Jim Sandberg
Jim Sandberg
974 Points

I am setting font-size to 26px and checked code on W3C CSS Validation, but quiz is saying I didn't write code correctly

Sorry to post such an easy question.

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

span .title {
  font-size: 26px;
}
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Lake Tahoe</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
  </head>
  <body>
    <div class="container">
      <header>
        <span class="title">Journey through the Sierra Nevada Mountains</span>
        <h1>Lake Tahoe, California</h1>
      </header>
      <div class="main-content">
        <p>
          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 href="#">Find out more</a>
        <h2>Check out all the Wildlife</h2>
        <p>
          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.
        </p>
        <a href="#">See the Wildlife</a>
      </div>
    </div>
  </body>
</html>

3 Answers

andren
andren
28,550 Points

The instructions ask you to select span elements with a class of title. That is done by combining a tag selector and class selector without any spaces.

If you have a space then it will be treated as a descendant selector. Meaning that you are selecting elements with a class of title that are nested inside of span elements.

So removing the space between the selectors is all you have to do to fix your code.

Robert Bennett
Robert Bennett
11,927 Points

Here is the answer...

span.title { font-size: 26px; }

Robert Bennett
Robert Bennett
11,927 Points

span .title might be to far away? Just try and bring it closer and see if it works...

Jim Sandberg
Jim Sandberg
974 Points

Thanks for the help. I removed span and left the class .title and it worked.

Robert Bennett
Robert Bennett
11,927 Points

I am glad it helped I found a cool website to practice css on... it;s like 3 grade level and I learned a whole lot in a short period of time. It takes you up into advanced level and gives the hidden things very simple..