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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Basic Selectors Type Selectors

Type selectors

It's simply asking me to create a type selector that targets the header element, and to set the background color to Orange, and the text to White. What am I doing wrong?

header { background-color: orange; text: white; or text-color:white; } Neither is working

/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */


  text :white;

p {color:lightslategrey;}
<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Lake Tahoe</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
      <span>Journey through the Sierra Nevada Mountains</span>
      <h1>Lake Tahoe, California</h1>
      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.
    <a href="#">Find out more</a>
      <h2>Check out all the Wildlife</h2>
        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.
      <a href="#">See the Wildlife</a>

2 Answers

Shay Paustovsky
Shay Paustovsky
969 Points

Hi Scott,

You're doing a fantastic work!

The property for changing a text's color is : "color: white;" (property: value;) not text, text-color, it's confusing in the beginning but I'm sure you will get it

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

Wow I appreciate that Shay!