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

nav a.selected not working


I can't seem to get the word "Portfolio" to be dark green at all times (or in other words, my nav a.selected doesn't seem to be working). Here's my html:

<body> <header> <a href="index.html" id="logo"> <h1>Riley Gault</h1> <h2>Software Engineer</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>

And my CSS:

a{ color: #6ab47b } header{ background: #6ab47b; border-color:#599a68; }

h1, h2{ color: #fff; }

nav{ background: #599a68; }

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

nav a.selected, nav a:hover { color:#32673f; }

Thanks for the help!!

2 Answers

This is magically fixed. I didn't change anything, just refreshed the page one more time and it worked! Thanks anyways!

Pat Rik
Pat Rik
304 Points

same issue here, but refreshing doesn't work... here is what i coded, made I didn't get sth.

html: <nav> <ul> <li><a href="index.html" class:"selected">Portfolio</a></li>

css: nav a.selected, nav a:hover { color: #32673f; }

pat barosy
pat barosy
6,759 Points

It should be class="selected". Remove the colon & replace it with an equal sign