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Rick Wisneske
Rick Wisneske
1,207 Points

Loosing "nav", "h1" and "h2" text color/ background color.

Can someone help me figure out what I have done? After adding the (#gallery li) and (#gallery li a p) to my CSS file the h1 and h2 text color changes and the header and nav backgrounds are gone or turned to white instead of green. Any help greatly appreciated!

/* CSS.MAIN */

/*********************************** GENERAL ************************************/

body { font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif; }

wrapper {

max-width: 940px; margin: 0 auto; padding: 0 5%; }

a { text-decoration: none; }

img { max-width: 100%; }

/*********************************** HEADING ************************************/

Header { float: left; margin: 0 0 30px 0; padding: 5px 0 0 0; width: 100%; }

logo {

text-align: center; margin: 0; }

h1 { font-family: 'Changa One', sans-serif; margin: 15px 0; font-size: 1.75em; font-weight: normal; line-height: 0.8em; }

h2 { font-size: 0.75em; margin: -5px 0 0; font-weight: normal; }

/*********************************** NAVIGATION ************************************/

nav { text-align: center; padding: 10px 0; margin: 20px 0 0; }

/*********************************** FOOTER ************************************/

footer { font-size: 0.75em; text-align: center; padding-top: 50px;
}

/*********************************** PAGE: PORTFOLIO ************************************/

gallery {

margin: 0; padding: 0; list-style: none; }

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;

/*********************************** COLORS ************************************/

/* site body */ body { background-color: #fff; color: #999; }

/* green header */ header { background: #6ab47b; border-color: #599a68; }

/* nav background on mobile */ nav { background: #599a68; }

/* logo text */ h1, h2 { color: #fff; }

/* links */ a { color: #6ab47b; }

/* nav link */ nav a, nav a:visited { color: #fff; }

/* slected nav link*/ nav a.selected, nav a:hover { color: #32673f; }

/* INDEX.HTML */

<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <title>RWisneske | Design</title> <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/normalize.css"> <link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Changa+One|Open+Sans:400,400italic,700,700italic,800' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'> <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/main.css"> </head> <body> <header> <a href="index.html" id="logo"> <h1>RWisneske</h1> <h2>Design</h2> </a> <nav> <ul> <li><a href="index.html" class="selected">Portfolio</a></li> <li><a href="about.html">about</a></li> <li><a href="contact.html">contact</a></li> </ul> </nav> </header> <div id="wrapper"> <section> <ul id="gallery"> <li> <a href="img/numbers-01.jpg"> <img src="img/numbers-01.jpg" alt=""> <p>Experimentation with color and texture.</p> </a> </li> <li> <a href="img/numbers-02.jpg"> <img src="img/numbers-02.jpg" alt=""> <p>Playing with blending modes in Photoshop.</p> </a> </li> <li> <a href="img/numbers-06.jpg"> <img src="img/numbers-06.jpg" alt=""> <p>Trying to creat 80's glows.</p> </a> </li> <li> <a href="img/numbers-09.jpg"> <img src="img/numbers-09.jpg" alt=""> <p>Drips created using Photosop brushes.</p> </a> </li> <li> <a href="img/numbers-12.jpg"> <img src="img/numbers-12.jpg" alt=""> <p>Creating shapes using repetition.</p> </a> </li> </ul> </section> <footer> <a href="http://twitter.com/"><img src="img/twitter-wrap.png" alt="Twitter Logo"></a> <a href="http://www.facebook.com/"><img src="img/facebook-wrap.png" alt="Facebook Logo"></a> © 2015 RWisneske Design. </footer> </div> </body> </html>

2 Answers

Emma Willmann
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Emma Willmann
Treehouse Project Reviewer

Looks like you are missing a closing } after your color on your gallery li a p

Also, as gallery is an id, you would want to have a # in front of it.

/*********************************** PAGE: PORTFOLIO ************************************/

#gallery {

    margin: 0; 
    padding: 0; 
    list-style: none; 
}

#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;
}
Rick Wisneske
Rick Wisneske
1,207 Points

Hey awesome! Thank you Emma for the quick response! I thought I was loosing my mind for a second. Haha!

I did have the # in with the gallery id but the # disapears when I copy and paste into the question window. Should I copy the css from the treehouse workspace and paste into sublime, then copy and paste into treehouse question window?

Thank you!

Emma Willmann
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Emma Willmann
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Hey...no need to go to all that work to post your code....it's quite a bit easier than that. All you need to do is put 3 backticks on the line before your code and the line after it. Also, if you put what type of code it is after the opening backtick's, it'll help to do syntax highlighting. Like this ```css

If you look under the text box you are typing in, there is a Markdown Cheatsheet that shows an example.

Rick Wisneske
Rick Wisneske
1,207 Points
Cool thanks for the help!