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CSS How to Make a Website Customizing Colors and Fonts Use Color in CSS

Ben Brenton
Ben Brenton
266 Points

Trouble with assigning values to <nav> tag in CSS

I am trying to designate certain values to items in my <nav> tag on my project but am having little success. I am able to align the text, but am not able to change the color. All brackets are properly placed and cannot see a coding problem, would anything else be preventing this from working?

please paste in your code so we can see what's wrong. thanks!

2 Answers

Hi Ben,

Maybe you are selecting wrong: my opinion you are selecting the <li> tag in your <nav> -> to style the color of the list items which are probably <a> elements add the "a" selector to your CSS. The "li" selector doesn't select the inner anchor but only the anchor parent.

Should look like this then (add it under the selector for your list items):

    nav ul li a {
        color: red;

Or you are overwriting the selector rule lower down your CSS: be carefull CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets -> Keyword is "Cascading" = meaning that if you write a rule for a selector on line 15 for example and then target the same selector 20 lines down the lowest targeting overwrites the top.

Ben Brenton
Ben Brenton
266 Points

Sorry for long delay in replying! Jacob Mishkin, you are right to point out my error I should always post code as it is more helpful in receiving an answer, apologies!

Nejc Vukovic, I stumbled upon the right way of doing it by trial and error but you suggested the same thing so thank you!