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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Basic Selectors Descendant Selectors

i need help please. please help mmmmeeee

can you tell me how to do this or hints

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

ul li {
  margin-bottom: 12px;
<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Lake Tahoe</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
      <span class="main-header 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>

1 Answer

Kristopher Van Sant
Kristopher Van Sant
Courses Plus Student 18,830 Points

According to the hint given in the challenge you shouldn't be using a class selector for 'header'. Right now in you're code you are selecting the span inside whatever element has the class .main-header. However the challenge just wants you to "target the span inside the header element"

header span {
font-size: 26px;

I'm also not sure why you chose add a bottom margin to you list when none of the three challenges asked for it. I'm guessing all the CSS you currently have was pasted in from elsewhere. Which is fine, but just make sure you make the appropriate changes needed so that your code ends up being what the challenge tasks are asking for. :)