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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Understanding Values and Units Pixels and Percentages

percentages challenge question 1 - why is this wrong?

The question reads " Lets make the <span> element with the class title larger. Increase its font size to 26 pixels.

This is my code:

span .title { font-size: 26px; }

the response is "Bummer! Make sure you're setting the 'font-size' to 26 pixels

why is this an error?

/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
span .title {
  font-size: 26px;
<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Lake Tahoe</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
    <div class="container">
        <span class="title">Journey through the Sierra Nevada Mountains</span>
        <h1>Lake Tahoe, California</h1>
      <div class="main-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 mink, bears, and Bald eagles.
        <a href="#">See the Wildlife</a>

3 Answers

its because you left a space between your span and .title . If you include the span element in the css and want to get the class that's tied to that element you have to not leave that space. so this is correct : span.title {} or just .title {} (with out the span).

Thank you, that fixed the problem, and I was able to find a reference to that syntax on MDN under class selectors.