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HTML How to Make a Website Customizing Colors and Fonts Use Classes in CSS

In selecting color to indicate which page the site visitor is in our webpage, I followed Nick's code, but when I clicke

I followed Nick's code and the Profile tab turned green which I think is what the purpose of the code is. But when I clicked the About tab/link, it did not turn green. Same with the Contact link.

  1. So does it only work where it was written in the html part, where the class.selected is specified in, which is in the Portfolio part of the nav?
  2. But then I also tried putting the class="selected" in my About and Contact list in my index.html, but it just turned the colors automatically to green. I thought it will only turn green if we or the site visitor is currently on that page. Obviously my code is wrong. How will the computer know when to change the color when the site visitor is in a certain page? The code Nick showed only works for the Profile section. What code should I write so that it will also affect the About and Contact link? Thanks in advance.

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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I believe the purpose of the "selected" class is to highlight the page you are on. So that class would be given to a different value for each page.

It's possible that the different pages have not been constructed and/or the links to them have not been established yet at the point in the course you currently are. But to be sure, you'd need to post your code, or better yet make a snapshot of your workspace and post the link to it here.

Thank you, that might just be the case. It might get clearer in the next videos.