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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Understanding Values and Units Pixels and Percentages

I have tried this challenge with and without the . before title. I do not know why this will not work.

span title { font-size: 26px; }

span .title { font-size: 26px; }

neither work. I am sure it's a silly mistake.

style.css
/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
span .title {
 font-size: 26px; 
}
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Lake Tahoe</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
  </head>
  <body>
    <div class="container">
      <header>
        <span class="title">Journey through the Sierra Nevada Mountains</span>
        <h1>Lake Tahoe, California</h1>
      </header>
      <div class="main-content">
        <p>
          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.
        </p>
        <a href="#">Find out more</a>
        <h2>Check out all the Wildlife</h2>
        <p>
          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.
        </p>
        <a href="#">See the Wildlife</a>
      </div>
    </div>
  </body>
</html>

Of course, I figured it out right afterwards.

The correct input is

.title { font-size: 26px; }

The wording of this question is what threw me off. Hope this helps someone who has the same kind of brain I do.

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
218,861 Points

You nearly had it the first time. By placing a space between the two parts of the selector, you created a dependent selector that would target items of that class that are inside a span element.

But without the space it would've worked and targeted span elements with the class:

span.title { font-size: 26px; }

Leaving "span" off works in this case because there are no other elements with that class.

Thank you very much for helping me understand this further!

HTML really is amazing, fun, and when you understand more and more.. it's not as hard as it seems!

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
218,861 Points

I agree with you completely. And if you think HTML is fun (which it is), just wait until you get into CSS transitions and animations. :wink: