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HTML How to Make a Website Customizing Colors and Fonts Use Color in CSS

Kazira von miaow
Kazira von miaow
355 Points

My navigation headings aren't white. Please help!

I've read the other questions, saved & refreshed & cleared the cache. Thank you for any help.

Here's my code

a { 
  text-decoration: none;
}
#wrapper {
  max-width: 940px;
  margin: 0 auto;
  padding: 0 5%;
}
#logo {
  text-align: center;
  margin: 0:
}

a {
  color: #6ab47b;
}

header {
  background: #6ab47b;
  border-color: #599a68;
}
h1, h2 {
  color: #fff;
}

nav {
  background: #599a68
}

nav a, nav a: visited {
  color: #fff;
} 
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title> Miaow Mail </title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/normalize.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/main.css">
    <style>
  footer a {
        color: pink;
      }
      </a>
    </style>
  </head>
  <body>
    <header>
      <a href="index.html" id="logo">
        <h1>Miaow Mail</h1>
        <h2>A comprehensive email service for cats</h2>
      </a>
      <nav>
        <ul>
          <li><a href="index.html">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>
        <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 create an 80s style of glows</p>
            </a>
            </li>
            <li>
          <a href="img/numbers-09.jpg">
          <img src="img/numbers-09.jpg" alt="">
            <p>Drips created using photoshop 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="https://twitter.com/mariposa4444"><img src="img/twitter.png" alt="Twitter Logo"></a>
        <a href="https://www.facebook.com/monifa.alfayed"><img src="img/facebook.png" alt="Facebook Logo"</a>  
          </footer>
       <a><p>&copy; 2015 MiaowMail, a student of Nick Pettit.</p></a>
      </div>
  </body>
</html>  ```
Nick Calabro
Nick Calabro
16,335 Points

Try background-color instead of background.

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,148 Points

The actual cause of the problem is that you have a space between the colon (:) and the word visited in your CSS selector. Instead of:

nav a, nav a: visited { color: #fff; }

you want:

nav a, nav a:visited { color: #fff; }

I notice you also have a stray </a> inside your <style> element in the HTML, but it's not causing a problem. Same with the missing closing > of the facebook <img> element. And why use <style> in the HTML at all if you have a CSS file?

Kazira von miaow
Kazira von miaow
355 Points

Thank you! It worked! I am just trying to follow Nick's videos as best as I can and hopefully reproduce the same code.

Max Kutner
Max Kutner
7,595 Points

Not that this addresses the color issue but you're missing a closing > for your Facebook social-icon.

Should look like this:

<a href="https://www.facebook.com/monifa.alfayed"><img src="img/facebook.png" alt="Facebook Logo"></a>

Hope it helps! Max

Kazira von miaow
Kazira von miaow
355 Points

I did that because the copyright bit kept linking to my facebook profile which annoyed me! I played around with it to get that to stop. I can't actually see the code you posted!