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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Basic Selectors Type Selectors

Setting the text color to white is written like this: header { text: white; } Is this correct?

How to add the text color to white?

style.css
/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
body {
  text-align: center;
      }
p {
  color: lightslategrey;
  }

header {
  background: orange;
  text: 

  }
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Lake Tahoe</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
  </head>
  <body> 
    <header>
      <span>Journey through the Sierra Nevada Mountains</span>
      <h1>Lake Tahoe, California</h1>
    </header>
    <p>
      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 href="#">Find out more</a>
    <div>
      <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 mink, bears, and Bald eagles.
      </p>
      <a href="#">See the Wildlife</a>
    <div>
  </body>
</html>

2 Answers

Fernando Domecq
Fernando Domecq
5,033 Points

Hi Jo, as behar said, the right syntax to change color style for text is to use "color" property. Remeber to close with semicolon, is a good practice.

header { color: white; }

Thank you so much, I can move on now. Have a great day! Jo

Hey Jo! No you dont use a text argument you use color. So your code should be:

header {
  background-color: orange;
  color: white;
}

I should have known! Thank you so much!! Have a great day! Thanks