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

Let's separate the .wildlife container from the content above it. Give .wildlife a top margin of 105 pixels.

Help! I cant figure this out...

/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
.primary-content {
  padding-top: 25px;
  padding-bottom: 95px;
.wildlife {
  border-top: 10px solid orange
  margin-top: 105px;
  padding-top: 80px;
  padding-bottom: 70px;
  border-bottom: 2px solid lightgrey
<!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>

6 Answers

Hi Meredith. The only problem I can see is you have missed a semi colon from the end of the .wildlife border top rule.

Thanks- It still won't pass! I feel like I don't exactly understand the question?

Carlos Colon
Carlos Colon
12,758 Points

The " border-bottom: 2px solid lightgrey" code within the ".secondary-content" code block is also missing a semicolon.

Hi, Meredith. Sometimes we use expressions such as containers to mean those rectangles we see when we are viewing the web page in the browser, so separating the wildlife from the next container above it simply means increasing the space between. The padding increases the space inside the container--between the text and the four edges, and the margins increase the space outside of the borders of the rectangles. I hope this helps.

Thanks so much everyone!

Antria Sofroniou
Antria Sofroniou
2,803 Points

is missing the ; = border-top: 10px, solid, orange;

Let's separate the .wildlife container from the content above it. Give .wildlife a top margin of 105 pixels. This is what it has to look like guys.

.primary-content { padding-top: 25px; padding-bottom: 95px; } .wildlife { border-top-width: 10px; border-top-style: solid; border-top-color : orange; margin-top:105px } .secondary-content { padding-top: 80px; padding-bottom: 70px;}

.box{ margin-top:105px;}

Carlos Colon
Carlos Colon
12,758 Points

Looking at the code it seems that within the ".wildlife" code block you have "border-top" that was never closed (there is no semicolon closing it off). This will mess up the code since a ";" is expected after "border-top: 10px solid orange". In other words, it should read like this: .wildlife { border-top: 10px solid orange; <!-- insert semi colon here --> margin-top: 105px; }