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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Basic Selectors Pseudo-Classes

Michael Williams
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Michael Williams
Courses Plus Student 8,059 Points

Unvisited and visited links aren't changing color. Anyone know why?

Here's my html and css, respectively. I'm befuddled as to why it's not working.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Lake Tahoe</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/style.css">
  </head>
  <body> 
    <header id="top" class="main-header">
      <span class="title">Journey through the Sierra Nevada Mountains</span>
      <h1>Lake Tahoe, California</h1>
    </header>

        <div class="primary-content t-border">
            <p>
                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.
            </p>
            <a href="#more">Find out more</a>
      <h2>Check out all the Wildlife</h2>
      <p>
        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 <a href="#mink">mink</a>, <a href="#bears">bears</a>, and <a href="#eagles">Bald eagles</a>.
      </p>
            <a href="#wildlife">See the Wildlife</a>
        </div>

        <div class="secondary-content t-border"> 
      <h3>From Tents to Resorts</h3>
      <p>
        Lake Tahoe is full of wonderful places to stay. You have the ability to sleep in the outdoors in a tent, or relax like a king at a five star resort. Here are our top three resorts:
      </p>
      <ul>
        <li><a href="#hotels">Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel</a></li>
        <li><a href="#resorts">South Lake Tahoe Resorts</a></li>
        <li><a href="#lodging">Tahoe Ski Resort Lodging</a></li>
      </ul>         
      <h3>Pack Accordingly</h3>
      <p>
        One of most important things when it comes to traveling through the great outdoors is packing accordingly. Here are a few tips:
      </p>
      <ol>
        <li>Bring layers of clothing</li>
        <li>Pack sunscreen</li>
        <li>Carry extra water just in case</li>
        <li>Pack light</li>
      </ol>
        </div>

        <footer id="main-footer" class="t-border">
            <p>All rights reserved to the state of <a href="#">California</a>.</p>
            <a href="#top">Back to top &raquo;</a>
        </footer>
  </body>
</html>
body {
  color: #878787;
  margin: 0;
}

h1 {  
  font-size: 90px;
  color: white;
}

h2 {
  font-size: 53px;
}

h3 {
  font-size: 20px;
  color: #48525c;
}

#main-footer {
  padding-top: 60px;
  padding-bottom: 60px;
  border-bottom: solid 10px orange;
}

.main-header {
  background-color: orange;
}

.title {
  color: white;
  font-size: 26px;
}

.primary-content {
  text-align: center;
}

.t-border {
  border-top: 2px solid lightgrey;
}

a:link {
  color: orange;
}

a:visited {
  color: lightblue;
}

4 Answers

Jamie Reardon
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Jamie Reardon
Treehouse Project Reviewer

Hi Michael, I have copied your code and tested it. It works fine for me.

Your color choices worked, and so did mine.

Try to force refresh your browser cache with F5 for Windows.

body {
  color: #878787;
  margin: 0;
}

h1 {
  font-size: 90px;
  color: white;
}

h2 {
  font-size: 53px;
}

h3 {
  font-size: 20px;
  color: #48525c;
}

#main-footer {
  padding-top: 60px;
  padding-bottom: 60px;
  border-bottom: solid 10px orange;
}

.main-header {
  background-color: orange;
}

.title {
  color: white;
  font-size: 26px;
}

.primary-content {
  text-align: center;
}

.t-border {
  border-top: 2px solid lightgrey;
}

a:link {
  color: green;
}

a:visited {
  color: pink;
}
Michael Williams
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Michael Williams
Courses Plus Student 8,059 Points

Thanks Jamie. Must've been some glitch with the workspaces. It worked after I tried a new workspace. ¯_(ツ)_/¯ I dunno...?

Jamie Reardon
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Jamie Reardon
Treehouse Project Reviewer

Your welcome! Yeah sometimes the Workspaces glitch out, I don't use them, although I probably should. I just host all my projects on my local machine :P Happy coding!

Doron Geyer
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Doron Geyer
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 13,884 Points

I have exactly the same issue, cleared browser history and cache, tried 3 different browsers it doesnt change anything. I am however using workspaces, have not tried using the files locally.

MICHAEL CANNODE
MICHAEL CANNODE
5,488 Points

It looks like you fixed it but just in case someone else is having the problem and the new work space doesn't fix it. If you're in incognito the visited links don't work. Trying in a regular browser and you'll be good. Hope that helps someone!

It happened to me as well, I just launched a new workspace and it's all good now.