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

Michael Lawinger
Michael Lawinger
33,581 Points

Storing Values & If/Else Statements in Sass

The question in the challenge is: 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.

My code is below, I would appreciate some help in fixing it up! I'm excited because I'm also close to finishing the Sass course and I want to understand the If/Else Function.

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");
  }
    a {
  @if == $time: morning {
  color: red;
  }
  @if else == $time === afternoon {
  color: blue;
  }
  @else {
  color: blue;
  }
  }
Steven Golden
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Steven Golden
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 25,255 Points

A couple of reminders:

  1. If/else if/else statements in sass look like: @if width > 100px{ padding: 0px; }@else if width == 100px { padding: 5px; }@if width < 100px { padding: 10px; }

  2. variables in sass can be set by doing this: $width: 100px;

Also in order to make a mixin run you have to use:

@include <mixin name>(arguement1, arguement2);

Good luck!!!