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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Enhancing the Design With CSS Text Shadows and Box Shadows

Let's give.main-header an inner shadow with a second set of box shadow values...

I am stuck. Been on this for the last hour! Please help.

/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
.main-heading { 
  text-shadow: 0px 0px 5px #be7b31;
.title {
  text-shadow: 1px 3px 0 #e59740;
.main-header {
  box-shadow: 0px 2px 15px #aaa, inset 0px 0px 60px 5px firebrick;
<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Lake Tahoe</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
    <header id="top" class="main-header">
      <span class="title">Journey Through the Sierra Nevada Mountains</span>
      <h1 class="main-heading">Lake Tahoe, California</h1>

        <div class="primary-content">
            <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 class="callout" href="#more">Find out more</a>
        </div><!-- End .primary-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>

3 Answers

Sam Baines
Sam Baines
4,315 Points

Hi Phumza,

Your code is close to being right - I got the challenge to pass with the following code:

.main-heading {
  text-shadow: 0 0 5px #be7b31;

.title {
  text-shadow: 1px 3px 0 #e59740;

.main-header {
  box-shadow: 0 2px 15px #aaa,
              inset 0 0 60px 5px firebrick;

Remember you don't need to affix the px to a value for zero in these. Hope this helps.

Thanks. Haven't tried it yet but i'm getting frustrated with this program. Why is are so many questions a trial and error issue when it should be a set answer? Should i have known to continue in the next line?

Sam Baines
Sam Baines
4,315 Points

Yes - it can be frustrating at times, although I believe Guil does say that it is a better practice to split multiple box-shadow values across multiple lines but that may just have been my understanding. You just have to keep going, and regarding a set answer, sometimes there is more than one way to complete the same objective.

I am having the same issue, but I put inset at the end.

 box-shadow: 0px 2px 15px #aaa, 0 0 60px 5px firebrick inset;

I don't think that the example above should work as written because inset needs to come at the beginning or the end. The extra return in the formatting shouldn't be making a difference.

I believe it should work like this. The example if found on www.css3.info gives the syntax like this: http://www.css3.info/preview/box-shadow/ box-shadow: 10px 10px; box-shadow: 10px 10px 5px #888; box-shadow: inset 2px 2px 2px 2px black; box-shadow: 10px 10px #888, -10px -10px #f4f4f4, 0px 0px 5px 5px #cc6600;