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CSS Sass Basics (retired) Getting Started with Sass Advanced Nesting

Hadiza Oyoko
Hadiza Oyoko
6,875 Points

Post selector

What am I doing wrong? I am trying to give the <a> tags in the footer class a different color using the & in Sass. It however is not working.

index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
  <title>Sass Basics - Code Challenge</title>
  <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="page-style.css">
  <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="style.css">
</head>
<body>
  <h1>Hampton's Blog</h1>
  <div class="entry">
    <h1><a href="#">Delicious Food in SF</a></h1>
    <div class="content">
      <p>
        You know what my favorite restaurant in San Francisco is? The answer is that there are so many great restaurants that I couldn't choose one. But honorable mentions include <a href="#">Mr. Chow's</a>, <a href="#">Live Sushi</a> and <a href="#">Piccino</a>. 
        <span class="link"><a href="/info.html">Read More</a></span>
      </p>
    </div>
  </div>
  <div class="entry">
    <h1><a href="#">Great Music</a></h1>
    <div class="content">
      <p>
        Here are some of my favorite bands from years past and present: Belle and Sebastian, Pixies, and Daft Punk. Listening to music allows me to focus when I'm programming. 
        <span class="link"><a href="/info.html">Read More</a></span>
      </p>
    </div>
  </div>
  <div class="footer">
    <p>
      Thanks for reading my blog!  Be sure to check out my <a href="#">other articles</a>.
    </p>
  </div>
</body>
</html>
style.scss
/* Write your SCSS code below. */

p {
  a {
    color: red;
    }
  > a {
    color: blue;
    &:hover {
      opacity: 0.5;
      }
         .footer & {
      color: purple;
    }
   }
 }

2 Answers

Ah just had a look at the challenge and realised I had misunderstood your question.

I put "div" before "footer". You wouldn't have to do this in real life I'm sure, but it passed like that.

div.footer & {
  etc...
}

Ede

Hi Hadiza,

Are you trying to give the a tag in the footer a different colour to the p tag?

In your CSS, you've used >, the direct child selector. Which in your case would select the direct a children of a. But since you only have one a, there are no children, or parents.

The p is a parent of a though. So perhaps you want something along the lines of:

p {
  color: red;
  > a {
    color: blue;
      &:hover {
        opacity: 0.5;
      }
       .footer & {
         color: purple;
      }
   }
}

This would make the p text red, the a text nested within the p text blue, then the a on hover would have an opacity of 50%;

Hope that helps,

Ede