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CSS Sass Basics (retired) Speeding up Workflow with Sass Creating a Color Palette

STAGE 3 CHALLENGE TASK 3 OF 3

Set the background of the <a> tag to be a 10% desaturated version of the variable, using the desaturate function. (HINT: desaturate works a lot like the lighten function - taking a color, then a percentage!)

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>
  <h1>Hampton's Blog</h1>
  <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. 
        </p>
      </div>
      <a href="/info.html">Read More &raquo;</a>
    </div>
</body>
</html>
style.scss
/* Write your SCSS code below. */

a {
color:lighten(red,5%);
}

$complement:complement(red);
$background:desaturate($complement,10%);

1 Answer

Chris Shaw
Chris Shaw
26,662 Points

Hi MUZ140067 Mutangi,

Rather than assigning the desaturated colour to a variable called $background we need to assign it to the background property within our a selector.

$complement: complement(red);

a {
  background: desaturate($complement, 10%);
  color: lighten(red, 5%);
}

Happy coding!

Thanks. If anyone is reading this and saying, "but I did that!", apparantly, if you put didn't put the code in this order (i.e., the background property before the color property) then the answer will fail. Am I wrong?