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HTML How to Make a Website Styling Web Pages and Navigation Style the Image Captions

ywang04
ywang04
6,762 Points

Is color: #bdc3c7 under selector "#gallery li" unnecessary?

#gallery li {
  float: left;
  width: 45%;
  margin: 2.5%;
  background-color: #f5f5f5;
  color: #bdc3c7;
}

#gallery li a p {
  margin: 0;
  padding: 5%;
  font-size: 0.75em;
  color: #bdc3c7;
}

I noticed color: #bdc3c7; has been defined twice. Actually, the second one takes effect. What about the first one under selector "#gallery li"? Is it unnecessary?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
221,293 Points

Those rules target different things.

They may both use the same color, but one affects the color of text inside paragraphs, and the other affects the color of text directly inside list items:

<ul id="gallery">
  <li>The first rule colors this text
    <a href="#"><p>The second rule colors this instead</p></a>
  </li>
</ul>
ywang04
ywang04
6,762 Points

Thanks a lot, Steven. :)