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

I cant figure out why it keeps telling me to enter the correct stop value when I typed it in the wrong way.

/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
.main-header {
background-image: linear-gradient(steelblue, to bottom, darkslateblue 90%);
<!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 -->

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
222,348 Points

The message might be a bit misleading, but the instructions asked for "the gradient direction from bottom to top.'

But this code is setting the direction to bottom instead.

Also, the direction setting should come before either of the color settings. See the MDN page on linear-gradient() for more details.

Thank you! I tried both to top and to bottom. It passed me when I put that at the beginning of the colors instead of in the middle.

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
222,348 Points

Ja'Quan Thompson — Glad to help. You can mark the question solved by choosing a "best answer".
And happy coding!