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CSS Sass Basics (retired) Advanced Sass Concepts Interpolating and if/else

Amrit Pandey
Amrit Pandey
17,595 Points

Sass experts please help me with this bug

I keep getting error "The if statement must use '==' for equality

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>
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style.scss
/* Write your SCSS code below. */
@mixin cars($make,$color){
.#{$make}{
border:1px solid black;
background-image:url("#{$color}.png");
}
$time:morning;
a{
@if $time=="morning"{
color:red;
}@else if $time=="afternoon"{
color:blue;
}@else {
color:gray;
}
}
}

1 Answer

Jonathan Grieve
MOD
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 90,845 Points

Hi Amrit,

You're very close. In the if statement, you don't need to enclose the values in strings. That's what's confusing the code challenge.

Follow the code challenge as you did before, but instead of writing @if $time == "morning" for your condition statments, try @if $time == morning

/* Write your SCSS code below. */
@mixin cars($make,$color){
  .#{$make}{
    border:1px solid black;
    background-image:url("#{$color}.png");
   }
}


$time:morning;
a{
@if $time == morning {
    color:red;
  } @else if $time== afternoon {
    color:blue;
  }  @else {
    color:gray;
  }
}
Amrit Pandey
Amrit Pandey
17,595 Points

Yes, that was not my mistake, I did the challenge without quotes, when I got error I added them and forgot to remove them while posting in forum!

My mistake was, I was using if else statement inside the @mixin I had to do it outside it. Thanks!