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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Basic Selectors Descendant Selectors

Tatyana Vankova
Tatyana Vankova
5,003 Points

I'm stuck on CSS Basics challenge task 3/3

target the paragraph that is descendant of the footer element. add a color property and set the value to slategrey? my answer is footer p { color: slategrey; }

style.css
/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
header span { font-size: 26px:}      .main-content p {  font-weight: bold;}       footer  p  { color: slategrey; }
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Lake Tahoe</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
  </head>
  <body> 
    <header>
      <span>Journey through the Sierra Nevada Mountains</span>
      <h1>Lake Tahoe, California</h1>
    </header>
    <p>
      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.
    </p>
    <a href="#">Find out more</a>
    <div class="main-content">
      <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>
    <footer>
      <p>All rights reserved to the state of <a href="#">California</a>.</p>
    </footer>
  </body>
</html>

3 Answers

Lee Vaughn
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Lee Vaughn
Treehouse Teacher

The only obvious problem I see is that you have an : instead of an ; after your style for the header span element. Aside from that, I don't see a problem with your code other than the fact that it is all on one line and a bit difficult to read. It is possible that there is something else going on that just doesn't stand out because of how the code is spaced.

I would suggest fixing the ; and write the code out in a more traditional manner (see below).

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

.main-content p {
  font-weight: bold;
}

footer p {
  color: slategrey;
}
Rachel Lev
Rachel Lev
14,582 Points

In addition you have 2 spaces between the footer and p (instead of 1) It should be like this:

footer p  { 
color: slategrey; 
}

and not:

footer  p  { 
color: slategrey; 
}
Tatyana Vankova
Tatyana Vankova
5,003 Points

doesn't work! they said: Make sure you're not using a class selector for 'footer'.

Rachel Lev
Rachel Lev
14,582 Points

Tanyana, can you post your code?