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CSS Sass Basics (retired) Variables, Mixins, and Extending Selectors Extending Selectors

I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Code challenges should have answer sheets.


<!DOCTYPE html>
  <title>Sass Basics - Code Challenge</title>
  <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="page-style.css">
  <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="style.css">
  <div class="animals">
  <div class="dogs">
  <div class="message_box">
    My favorite animals are: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog" target="_blank">Dogs!</a>
/* Write your SCSS code below. */

%super_link {
  font-weight: bold;
  color: red;}

.message_box {
  a %superlink;}

.animals {
 background: #369;}

.dogs {
@extend .animals;}
Steven Parker
Steven Parker
228,978 Points

"..answer sheets" .. that's really funny! Thanks for the chuckle! :smile:

But seriously, one of the aspects of the code challenges I've found really useful is that when I can't immediately pass it, it causes me to look up some documentation or review a video. I found that helps the knowledge "sink in" way more than would a simple "oh, you missed it - here's the answer".

Jason Anders
Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 145,857 Points

I have to agree with Steven... "Answer sheets" kind of defeat the purpose of the Code Challenges. I may be wrong, but I don't believe you are given "Answer sheets" in Real Life situations.

That's why the Community is here. That's why developers make great use of Google.


2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
228,978 Points

I do understand needing a little help now and then, and I think hints can also help learning so here's a few:

  • the placeholder name is super_link (with an underscore)
  • you'll need to use the @extend keyword (as you already did with dogs)
  • remember you can nest rules in sass
  • what you did with dogs might make a good template for a nested rule

I'll bet you can get it now without an explicit spoiler.

Sure, I get your point. I could raise a question everytime I'm stuck in some challenge, but I don't want to clutter up the forum and do that. As you mention, hints, rather than : Bummer! There's something wrong with your Sass stylesheet. Please review your code and try again. Sass Error: Invalid CSS after " a %super_link": expected "{", was ";}" would provide a much better learning experience.

Thanks for your help and your time Steve