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CSS Unused CSS Stages Media Queries Media Features and Media Types

Thomas Guppy
Thomas Guppy
3,307 Points

Media Queries. Problem on first challenge

I'm certain I have this right, but its not being accepted:

task 2: Next, create a new media query that sets the body element's background color to #4682B4 if the viewport width is 480px or less.

I have entered the color exactly as written above:

@media screen and (max-width: 480px) { 
body { background: #4682B4; }
 }

but i keep getting this message: Bummer! Did you specify the right background color?

Have i done something wrong or is the task faulty?

sorry for the double post

5 Answers

Thomas Guppy
Thomas Guppy
3,307 Points

question 1 required i enter 'white' for the color value... Even though I entered a hexidecimal the other day, which worked fine. question 2 passed with the exact same code I used in the first place... I don't know what changed.

Thanks for the help.

Glad you got it worked out. Maybe there was some slight difference from the first time or a temporary problem with the code checker.

Hey Thomas,

I hope all is well. Your code is correct but you're using the shorthand "background" property, which can be used to specify various things with the use of different values. This challenge is looking for the "background-color" property. I tested it out to confirm.

@media screen and (max-width: 480px){
  body{
  background-color: #4682B4;
  }
}

Hi David,

It passes fine with background.

Try going through the challenge again but remove one of the closing curly braces from the first media query. You end up getting the same error message reported in the question.

Check that you have both of your closing curly braces in your first media query.

Thomas Guppy
Thomas Guppy
3,307 Points

I double checked the curly braces in the first media query. Still no good.

Also, I've retried the question and the same problem is now occurring on question one. This is what i entered: @media screen and (max-width: 768px) { body { background: #FF6347; color: #FFF; } }

Try using "background-color" instead then tell me if it still reports an error for you

@media screen and (max-width: 768px) {
 body { 
       background-color: #FF6347;
       color: #FFF;
        } 
}
Thomas Guppy
Thomas Guppy
3,307 Points

Sorry, I should have mentioned i tried that in the first place but it didn't work. However, i just passed it using the same answer i already tried previously. I don't know what changed