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

Robert Bepko
Robert Bepko
2,837 Points

Sass @if code challenge.

Hello,

Thanks for any pointers on this on this Sass code challenge. I've spent a few hours trying to get it. The problem states:

"Underneath the previous code, store the value morning in a variable named $time. Then write an if/else directive that will color all <a> tags. If the variable $time is equal to morning, the color should be red. Otherwise, if the variable is afternoon, the color should be blue. Finally, if the variable is set to anything else, the color should be gray."

Any obvious errors? The one I receive from the feedback is "the color should be set to red." It seems like the code below is right, but we all know how it goes -- we all get dazed staring at it for hours.

Thanks in advance! -Robert

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>
  <div class="wrap">
    <h1>Hampton's Blog</h1>
    <ul id="menu">
      <li><a href="#">Home</a></li>
      <li><a href="#">About Hampton</a></li>
      <li><a href="#">Hampton's Work</a></li>
    </ul>
    <div class="entry">
      <h1>Delicious Food in SF</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 Mr. Chow's, Live Sushi and Piccino. 
          <a href="/info.html">Read More</a>
        </p>
      </div>
    </div>
    <div class="entry">
      <h1>Great Music</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. 
            <a href="/info.html">Read More</a>
          </p>
        </div>
    </div>
  </div>
</body>
</html>
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;
    }
  }
}

2 Answers

Super close. You've nested the last section of code within the mixin when it should be outside of it.

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

//* If/Else Statements
$time: morning; 
a {
    @if $time == morning  {
        color: red;
    }
    @else if $time == afternoon {
        color: blue;
    }
    @else {
        color: gray;
    }
}
Robert Bepko
Robert Bepko
2,837 Points

Awesome Chris. Makes sense. SUPER fast. Thanks -Robert