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

Nathan Robite
Nathan Robite
3,314 Points

I get 1 of 2 errors, either it can't see that I set the horizontal offset to 0 or it tells me task 3 is now failing

I have tried this two separate ways, one I added a comma after the first box-shadow and input "box-shadow" again and input what they ask me to. This brings up the error that I need to set the horizontal offset to 0, which I do in fact do. (Seen in the code I have written) If I put a comma after the first box-shadow and start with the second one with "inset" (as I've seen people put down in their examples" it tells me that "Task 3 is now failing". I do not change the codes from task 3, so I don't know how it is failing. Even if I delete the new code and recheck it, the error doesn't say I failed to input new code, it tells me still that task 3 is failing.

/* 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: 0 2px 15px #aaa;,
  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>

3 Answers

Hey Nathan! You should do the final step on one line, seperating the two different arguments with a comma:

.main-header { 
  box-shadow: 0 2px 15px #aaa, inset 0 0 60px 5px firebrick; 
Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there! I feel like you've worked on this a bit and maybe overworked it a bit. At some point during all this, I believe you managed to accidentally delete the period/full-stop before main-header which would target the class "main-header". Instead, it's now looking for an HTML element tag named that.

You were correct in using the comma and doing both rules on one line.

This is what it looks like when I edit it to work:

.main-header {  /* note the "." preceding the selector */
  box-shadow: 0 2px 15px #aaa, inset 0 0 60px 5px firebrick; 

Hope this helps! :sparkles:

:bulb: Tip: When you receive a "Task 1 is no longer passing" it is most often because of a syntax error in your code and something can no longer be interpreted. I have a feeling that the stray comma after the semi-colon between your two rules might have been to blame here.

Nathan Robite
Nathan Robite
3,314 Points

Thanks to both you! I think it was a combination of both. I did forget the period before main-header and then made it two "box-shadow" elements. So by adding the period and making it one line only separated by a comma it passed. I appreciate the replies, especially being so quick. I was getting a bit flustered and I'm glad I can now move on. :-)