Welcome to the Treehouse Community

The Treehouse Community is a meeting place for developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels to get support. Collaborate here on code errors or bugs that you need feedback on, or asking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project. Join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today. (Note: Only Treehouse students can comment or ask questions, but non-students are welcome to browse our conversations.)

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and a supportive community. Start your free trial today.

CSS Enhancing Design with CSS Background Images Background Images

Caleb Newell
Caleb Newell
10,869 Points

Set a value that fills the entire background of the container while maintaining the width and height proportions

I'm suposed to add a background-size property. I validated my css and it was all good. What am I doing wrong?

style.css
/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */

.wildlife {
  background: url('img/bear.jpg') center / cover no-repeat;
}
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Lake Tahoe</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
  </head>
  <body> 
        <div class="primary-content t-border">
            <p class="intro">
                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.
            </p>
            <a class="callout" href="#more">Find out more</a>
      <div class="wildlife">
        <h2>Check out all the Wildlife</h2>
        <p>
          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 <a href="#mink">mink</a>, <a href="#bears">bears</a>, and <a href="#eagles">bald eagles</a>.
        </p>
      </div><!-- End .wildlife -->
            <a class="callout" href="#wildlife">See the Wildlife</a>
        </div><!-- End .primary-content -->
  </body>
</html>
Caleb Newell
Caleb Newell
10,869 Points

never mind. I figured it out while digging through some old posts. Should have done that first. Here is the code that works

.wildlife {
  background: url('img/bear.jpg') center no-repeat;
  background-size: cover;
}

And here is a full explanation

https://teamtreehouse.com/community/i-get-to-step-4-of-my-little-background-image-quiz-and-i-type-in-center-cover-it-says-bummer-and-talks-about-the-url

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
211,004 Points

Congratulations on solving your own issue! :+1: