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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Basic Selectors Descendant Selectors

I believe I am targeting the span nested in the header but I am still getting an incorrect message.


/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
.bob {
    font-size: 26px;
<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Lake Tahoe</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
      <span class="bob">Journey through the Sierra Nevada Mountains</span>
      <h1>Lake Tahoe, California</h1>
      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="#">Find out more</a>
    <div class="main-content">
      <h2>Check out all the Wildlife</h2>
        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.
      <a href="#">See the Wildlife</a>
      <p>All rights reserved to the state of <a href="#">California</a>.</p>

2 Answers

Linas Mackonis
Linas Mackonis
7,071 Points

Hi Max,

I believe that this task asks you to create a selector that show the relationship with the header, which in your case would be:

header span {
    font-size: 26px;
Linas Mackonis
Linas Mackonis
7,071 Points

Just not to get you confused, I'd like to expand a bit on this topic by pointing out that in your case creating a class (.bob) for the span element is also a correct way to set the font-size, but the condition of this exercise asks you to indicate the descendant -cy of the header element, which is closely related to the topic of css specificity. It's another way of selecting elements in CSS by showing the direct path to nested html elements.

Imagine you have this HTML structure:


You can select span element by specifying the descendant-related path by:

div ul li span {
      font-size: 26px;

Hope that helps!