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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Basic Selectors ID and Class Selectors

I'm setting background color to orange! It says i am wrong! Reloaded and Restarted Multiple Times!

I'm setting background color to orange! It says i am wrong! Reloaded and Restarted Multiple Times!

What Should I Do? Thanks!!!!!

index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Lake Tahoe</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/style.css">
  </head>
  <body> 
    <header id="top" class="main-header">
      <span>Journey through the Sierra Nevada Mountains</span>
      <h1>Lake Tahoe, California</h1>
    </header>
        <div class="primary-content t-border">
            <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 <a href="#">mink</a>, <a href="#">bears</a>, and <a href="#">Bald eagles</a>.
      </p>
            <a href="#">See the Wildlife</a>
        </div>

        <div class="secondary-content t-border">
      <h3>From Tents to Resorts</h3>
      <p>
        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:
      </p>
      <ul>
        <li><a href="#">Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">South Lake Tahoe Resorts</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">Tahoe Ski Resort Lodging</a></li>
      </ul>         
      <h3>Pack Accordingly</h3>
      <p>
        One of most important things when it comes to traveling through the great outdoors is packing accordingly. Here are a few tips:
      </p>
      <ol>
        <li>Bring layers of clothing</li>
        <li>Pack sunscreen</li>
        <li>Carry extra water just in case</li>
        <li>Pack light</li>
      </ol>
        </div>

        <footer id="main-footer" class="t-border">
            <p>All rights reserved to the state of <a href="#">California</a>.</p>
            <a href="#top">Back to top &raquo;</a>
        </footer>
  </body>
</html>
style.css
/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */

body {
  color: #878787;
  margin: 0;
}

.main-header {
  background-color: orange;
}

h1 {
  font-size: 90px;
  color: white;
}

h2 {
  font-size: 53x;
}

h3 {
  font-size: 20px;
  color: #48525c;
}

.primary-content {
  text-align:center;
}

.t-border {
  border-top: 2px solid lightgrey;
}

#main-footer {
  padding-top: 60px;
  padding-bottom: 60px;
  border-bottom: solid 10px orange;
}

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
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Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

It's important to note that challenges are very picky. They are going to test your code and are expecting very specific results. Try not to include code that they don't specifically ask for. Most times it will cause your challenge to fail. After completing task 6 of 6 this is the entire contents of my css file. Take a look:

/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
.main-header {
  background-color: orange;
}

.main-heading {
  font-size: 72px;
}

#main-content {
  background-color: lightsteelblue;
}

Thank you so much... I will try it out!

It did not work:( Even tried to copy and paste your code

Jennifer Nordell
seal-mask
.a{fill-rule:evenodd;}techdegree
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

My advice is to start over at step one and do exactly what the instructions say. It does ask you to make changes to your HTML, but I only included the ending CSS ... not the ending HTML :) You have listed a LOT of html that shouldn't be in there.

I tried it again and it worked. Thank you so much!