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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Basic Selectors Descendant Selectors

Amy Hsieh
Amy Hsieh
6,023 Points

I can't see what's wrong. Please help

First, I set <span> tags in my Html File, Second, I set .main-content span {} However, it doesn't work. What's wrong?

/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
header span {
font-size: 26px;

.main-content span {
font-weight: bold;
<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Lake Tahoe</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
      <span>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>

3 Answers

David McNeill
David McNeill
44,438 Points

Hi Amy,

It looks like the challenge is asking you to target the paragraph tag (<p>) inside .main-content, not the span tag. If you change your selector from .main-content span to .main-content p, you should pass the challenge!

Hi Amy,

There is a small error in your html. It looks like this: <p><span>blablabla</p></span>

But the span is inside the paragraph, so at the end of of the paragraph the span should be closed first and then the paragraph.

Amy Hsieh
Amy Hsieh
6,023 Points

@ Johannaho,

I think using the <span> markup is also a solution in the real world. But I can't pass the challenge with this method. Instead I use .main-content p and passed. But Thanks.