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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Basic Selectors Type Selectors

What am I doing wrong?

For some reason when I try to edit the background color as orange and the text in it as white it doesn't let me do it. The color of my background resets to white if I try to add the text color into it. How can I get the background color as orange and the text in it as white?

/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
body {
text-align: center
p {
  color: lightslategrey
header {
    background-color: orange
 text: white
<!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

Hey Karar,

First off your CSS may be breaking because you need semi-colons after each property you style. Second, the propertry for text color is just color. So your code should look like this:

body {
  text-align: center;
p {
  color: lightslategrey;
header {
    background-color: orange;
    color: white;

Hope this helps,


Thanks a ton!