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JavaScript CSS Selectors Quickstart Pseudo-classes and Combinators Pseudo-classes Challenge

Stuck on Step 3. What am I missing?

Hello - I am stuck on Step 3. My code for Steps 1 to 3 are as follows;

Step 1 set first item in list to white - quiz said this is correct li: first-child { color: white; }

Step 2 set last item in list to azure - quiz said the cumulation of Steps 1 and 2 are correct li: last-child { color: azure; }

Step 3 set even number items in list to dodger blue - taking Steps 1 to 3 cumulatively, the quiz returns the comment "Are you setting the last item in the list to azure?". What am I missing here. Step 2 sets the last-child item to azure and it worked per above. li:nth-child(even) { color: dodgerblue; }

Thank you very much


/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */

li:first-child {
  color: white;

li:last-child {
  color: azure;

li:nth-child(even) {
  color: dodgerblue;
<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Pseudo-classes Challenge</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">

2 Answers

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there, Faith Wong! You're doing terrific! Step 3 is asking you to set the background color to blue. Not the text color. So you'll need:

background-color: dodgerblue;

Hope this helps! :sparkles:

Thank you Jennifer! Oh my goodness, silly oversight.

Thanks for your quick response.