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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Basic Selectors ID Selectors

Sean Flanagan
Sean Flanagan
33,235 Points

My footer


My footer declaration isn't working.


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Lake Tahoe</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/style.css">
    <header id="top" class="main-header">
      <span>Journey through the Sierra Nevada Mountains</span>
      <h1>Lake Tahoe, California</h1>
        <div class="primary-content">
                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="#">Find out more</a>
      <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</a>, <a href="#">bears</a>, and <a href="#">Bald eagles</a>.
            <a href="#">See the Wildlife</a>

        <div class="secondary-content">
      <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="#">Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">South Lake Tahoe Resorts</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">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>

        <footer id="main-footer">
            <p>All rights reserved to the state of <a href="#">California</a>.</p>
            <a href="#top">Back to top &raquo;</a>


body {
  color: #878787;
  margin: 0;

.main-header {
  background-color: orange;

h1 {
  font-size: 90px;
  color: white;

h2 {
  font-size: 53px;

h3 {
  font-size: 20px;
  color: #48525c;

.primary-content {
  text-align: center;

.secondary-content {
  border-top: 2px solid lightgrey;

#main-footer {
  padding-top: 60px;
  padding-bottom: 60px;
  border-bottom: 10px solid orange;

The declaration is highlighted in red, which suggests something is wrong but I can't fathom what. I'd appreciate any help.


1 Answer

Valeshan Naidoo
Valeshan Naidoo
27,008 Points

Your .secondary-content selector in your CSS file, just above your #main-footer, doesn't have a closing curly bracket. It's always the small stuff.

Sean Flanagan
Sean Flanagan
33,235 Points

Hi Valeshan.

I can't understand why it was main-footer that was highlighted and not secondary-content. But I suppose I should have checked the whole css file.

Thanks again; I appreciate your help.