CSS CSS Basics (2014) Basic Selectors Pseudo-Classes

Nikki Fessenden
Nikki Fessenden
7,005 Points

pseudo-class unvisited link

So the challenge wanted me to create a pseudo-class for an unvisited link that is orange. I believe I did it right but it keeps saying it's wrong. Is there something I did wrong?

/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
a: link{
  color: orange;
<!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>
    <h3>From Tents to Resorts</h3>
    Lake Tahoe is full of wonderful places to stay. You have the ability to sleep in the outdoors in a tent, or relax like a king at a five star resort. Here are our top three resorts:
      <li><a href="#">Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel</a></li>
      <li><a href="#">South Lake Tahoe Resorts</a></li>
      <li><a href="#">Tahoe Ski Resort Lodging</a></li>

3 Answers

Hi Nikki,

You can't have a space between a and :link, it needs to say:

color: orange;
Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there! You're close. You're off by one space. You have a space between your a and :link. In many cases, CSS is not picky about whitespace, but this is one of those "make or break" cases, and resulting in it breaking, unfortunately.

Simply removing the space causes the challenge to pass!

On a side note, this is not specific to Treehouse. This is how CSS works in general. You may not have a space between the element and the colon for the pseudo-class.

Hope this helps! :sparkles: