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

Is this an error in the exercise? It says margin then asks for a border. Or am I misunderstanding?

Do you always need a border when you have a margin or something? Thanks.

I put margin-top: 105px; in it for the record.

/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
.primary-content {
  padding-top: 25px;
  padding-bottom: 95px;
.wildlife {
  border-top: solid orange 10px
    margin-top: 105px;
  border-top: solid;
.secondary-content {
  padding-top: 80px;
  padding-bottom: 70px;
<!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>

2 Answers

Robert Bennett
Robert Bennett
11,927 Points

They want you to target the primary content not the border.
Answer Worked for me..

.primary-content { padding-top: 25px; padding-bottom: 95px; }

That didn't work for me. I had that (and added the semicolons) and the error message said "make sure to add a border." Then I added the border and it told me to make sure the border was (some other border property) lol! Maybe I'm seeing things? A couple of my questions were mismatched I think.

Rodrigo Novaes
Rodrigo Novaes
9,629 Points

Make sure you use semicolons ; )

Robert Bennett
Robert Bennett
11,927 Points

The semicolons should be used at the end of the each code line. " padding-top: 25px*;* "

haha yeah I saw that too! I wish there was some way I could show you the error message I got though. It kept saying border not padding. I read it three times to make sure I wasn't going crazy, and then the question that asked for a border later had an error message about padding. I think they got mixed up on my end somehow! :(