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CSS CSS Basics (2014) The Box Model Padding, Borders, and Margins

Randell pur
Randell pur
618 Points

I need some assistance

I tried this a few different ways.

I tried them on the same line, tried it with just border, I tried border-top because it said to make sure I am only doing the top border, I tried them on different lines, I added a margin. I have been at this for a while, I think I need a break because this should be so simple.

/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
.primary-content {
    padding-top: 25px;
    padding-bottom: 95px;

.wildlife {
border-top: 10px solid orange;
  margin: 105px;

.secondary-content {
padding-top: 80px;
  padding-bottom: 70px;
  width: 2px;
  border-top: dotted lightgrey;
<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Lake Tahoe</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
        <div class="primary-content t-border">
            <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 href="#more">Find out more</a>

      <div class="wildlife">
        <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 <a href="#mink">mink</a>, <a href="#bears">bears</a>, and <a href="#eagles">bald eagles</a>.

            <a href="#wildlife">See the Wildlife</a>
        </div><!-- End .primary-content -->

        <div class="secondary-content t-border"> 
        <h3>From Tents to Resorts</h3>
          Lake Tahoe is full of wonderful places to stay. You have the ability to sleep in the outdoors in a tent, or relax like a king at a five star resort. Here are our top three resorts:
          <li><a href="#hotels">Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel</a></li>
          <li><a href="#resorts">South Lake Tahoe Resorts</a></li>
          <li><a href="#lodging">Tahoe Ski Resort Lodging</a></li>
        <h3>Pack Accordingly</h3>
          One of most important things when it comes to traveling through the great outdoors is packing accordingly. Here are a few tips:
          <li>Bring layers of clothing</li>
          <li>Pack sunscreen</li>
          <li>Carry extra water just in case</li>
          <li>Pack light</li>
        </div><!-- End .secondary-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>
12,964 Points

Hi Randell pur! I'd love to help. But what exactly is your problem? I.e.: in which task of the challenge are you having trouble and what Bummer are you getting? :)


I can see you have given .secondary-content width 2px that's why you are unable to see that top border. please make that correct and you will see changes.


1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
228,025 Points

Task 4 said "Give .wildlife a top margin of 105 pixels.", but the code shown here gives it a border all around.

Then for task 5, all that the instructions ask for is "a dotted, lightgrey bottom border that's 2px wide", but it looks like the border is applied to the top instead, and there are other properties added to the rule shown that are not related (like "width", which afffects the element size, not the border).