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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Enhancing the Design With CSS Media Queries

I did everything right but... why won't it let me pass?

I tried everything possible. The question asked me to create a media query and I did, but it says to make sure I am using the 'max-width' property. I tried going to the html file and putting the <meta name="veiwport" content=width="device-width"> but that doesn't work either.

/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
@media (min-width 1020px) {
  .main-header {
    background-color: tomato;
    color: white;
<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Lake Tahoe</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
    <meta name="veiwport" content="width=device-width">
    <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 -->

1 Answer

Sam Gord
Sam Gord
14,084 Points

Hi there , the challenge is asking you to write a media query that targets all devices when the viewport is 1020px or LESS, so instead of using min-width you should use max-width.

@media (max-width: 1020px) {
  .main-header {
    background-color: tomato;
    color: white;

when max-width is being used, it means that certain size and below! when min-width is used it means that certain size and above, this can be a little tricky to stick in mind :D

happy coding ;)

p.s: syntax error! you are also missing a colon " : " after the min-width!

Fixed it! Thanks! I actually started with the "max-width", but I changed it to "min-width" because I thought that maybe that was the reason it wasn't working. But the reason was because of the colon haha. I can't believe I did not see that. Thank you!