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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Basic Selectors Type Selectors

Not really a question but... i wanted to point this out...

On challenge Task 2, the challenge should say "lightslategray" instead of "lightslategrey"

/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */

body {
  text-align: center;
<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Lake Tahoe</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
      <span>Journey through the Sierra Nevada Mountains</span>
      <h1>Lake Tahoe, California</h1>
      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 mink, bears, and Bald eagles.
      <a href="#">See the Wildlife</a>

3 Answers


In English, grey and gray are two different spellings of the same word. Gray is more common in the U.S., while grey is more common in other English-speaking countries. In proper names—like the unit Gray and Earl Grey tea, among others—the spelling stays the same, and they need to be memorized.

Oops, i'm sorry. You're right. They also have both spellings as html color names, I guess I've learned something today. :) Thanks.

To be honest it's a good practice not to use english names of colors. Instead try using hexadecimal names. For example #000000 instead of black. You know there's a lot more shades of grey than "grey", "lightgrey" or "darkgrey" You can find a color picker on http://www.color-hex.com/ or in every graphics design program like Photoshop or Gimp.