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CSS CSS Foundations Selectors Basic Structural Pseudo-Classes

Katherine Liu
Katherine Liu
4,668 Points

Pseudo-class first-child CSS

This is the question:

Select the li that is the first child of the ul. Set the color to white and background color to black.

and this is my code

ul:first-child {
  color: white; 
  background: black;
}

I must be doing something wrong, but I looked it over multiple times and compared them to the video examples.

The html code looks like this

<body>
    <ul>
        <li>First child of ul</li>
        <li>Second child</li>
        <li>Third child</li>
        <li>Fourth child</li>
        <li>Last child of ul</li>
    </ul>
</body>

This is the error message:

Please check your selector, make sure background-color is set to 'black'.

I tried it with hexidecimal and changed background to background-color, but I still get an error

2 Answers

Nicole H
Nicole H
2,981 Points

It looks like you are targeting the ul only instead of the first li in the ul.

Katherine Liu
Katherine Liu
4,668 Points

oh wow, I guess I misunderstood the whole concept of pseudo-classes. Thanks!

Sarah Armstrong
Sarah Armstrong
9,995 Points

Hi Katherine, you want the first child that is a li. :first-child should be applied to the li, not the ul.