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JavaScript CSS Selectors Quickstart Pseudo-classes and Combinators Combinators Challenge

Payton Curry
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Payton Curry
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 11,045 Points

what am I doing wrong? I am using the direct child selector so why will it not accept my answer?

I have done everything. Even changed to different selectors i knew that were wrong. > this is the direct child selector am I wrong?

style.css
/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */

header img {
  margin-bottom: 20px;
}
.main-content p {
  font-weight: bold;
}
div + div {
  margin-top: 15px;
}
span > div {
  background-color: powderblue;
}
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Combinators Challenge</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
  </head>
  <body>
    <header>
      <h1>Lake Tahoe, California</h1>
      <img src="mtn-landscape.jpg" alt="foggy mountains">
    </header>
    <div class="main-content">
      <h2>Journey Through the Sierra Nevada Mountains</h2>
      <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>
    </div>
    <div>
      <h2>From Tents to Resorts</h2>
      <span>Lake Tahoe is full of wonderful places to stay.
        <span>Sleep in the outdoors in a tent, or relax at a resort.</span>
      </span>
    </div> 
  </body>
</html>

1 Answer

Cameron Childres
MOD
Cameron Childres
Treehouse Moderator 11,705 Points

Hi Payton,

The order of your selectors is mixed up. The first selector is the parent, the second is the child.

The challenge wants you to "write a selector that targets a <span> that is a direct child of a <div>"

Right now your target is a <div> that is a child of a <span>.