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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Enhancing the Design With CSS Text Shadows and Box Shadows

Adam Dingle
Adam Dingle
5,582 Points

Not sure why this isn't working

I'm working on a code challenge where it's asking me to add a second box-shadow value but nothing I am trying is working. Can someone tell me where I'm going wrong? It just keeps telling me that the second value doesn't contain the keyword to make the shadow appear inside the element.

style.css
/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
.main-heading {
  text-shadow: 0 0 5px #be7b31;
}

.title {
  text-shadow: 1px 3px 0 #e59740;
}

.main-header {
  box-shadow: 0 2px 15px #aaa,
  inset 0 0 60px 5px firebrick;
}
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Lake Tahoe</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
  </head>
  <body> 
    <header id="top" class="main-header">
      <span class="title">Journey Through the Sierra Nevada Mountains</span>
      <h1 class="main-heading">Lake Tahoe, California</h1>
    </header>

        <div class="primary-content">
            <p class="intro">
                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.
            </p>
            <a class="callout" href="#more">Find out more</a>
        </div><!-- End .primary-content -->

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

5 Answers

Benjamin Rochez
Benjamin Rochez
9,508 Points

Hello,

you have put a , instead of a ; in your code. Here's the syntax for the box shadow if it can help you :)

box-shadow: h-pos v-pos (blur) (spread) (color) (inset);

Have a nice day

Adam Dingle
Adam Dingle
5,582 Points

Hi Benjamin,

I thought that if you were adding a second line of values that you separated them with a comma, not a semi-colon. But thank you. I'll go give that a try and see if it works!

Adam Dingle
Adam Dingle
5,582 Points

Got it! Thanks Benjamin! I guess they just wanted you to keep it all on one line instead of two.

Benjamin Rochez
Benjamin Rochez
9,508 Points

You're welcome ! Yeah sometimes you have to write the exact same ways as they do in the video to make it work. I think they're trying to give us good practices :)