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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Enhancing the Design With CSS Text Shadows and Box Shadows

Alan Mattanó
Alan Mattanó
Courses Plus Student 12,188 Points

I can't pass task 3. To the question: Let's give .main-header an inner-shadow, I'm putting the correct solution?

I can't pass task 3.

To the question:

Let's give .main-header an inner-shadow with a second set of box-shadow values. Set the new shadow's horizontal and vertical offsets to 0, the blur radius to 60px, the spread radius to 5px, and the color to firebrick. Don't forget to include the keyword value that creates an inner box shadow.

I'm adding to style.css

box-shadow: inset 0 0 60px 5px firebrick;

in to .main-header {}

But it gives me this error:

Bummer! Make sure you're defining a second box shadow value. Did you include a comma between both values?

What I'm doing wrong?

/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
.main-heading {
  text-shadow: 0 0 5px #be7b31;

.title {
  text-shadow: 1px 3px 0 #e59740;

.main-header {
  box-shadow: inset 0 0 60px 5px firebrick;
<!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 -->

        <footer class="main-footer">
            <p>All rights reserved to the state of <a href="#">California</a>.</p>
            <a href="#top">Back to top &raquo;</a>
Alan Mattanó
Alan Mattanó
Courses Plus Student 12,188 Points

Probably is similar to this:

box-shadow: 0 2px 15px #aaa, inset 0 0 60px 5px firebrick;

1 Answer

Garrett Levine
Garrett Levine
20,305 Points

The problem is asking for you to apply two box-shadows using one selector, so it would look something like this;

.main-header {
  box-shadow: inset 0 0 60px 5px firebrick, 0 0 60px 5px firebrick;

it is probably referring to whichever shadow you applied previously in the code challenge.