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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Understanding Values and Units Pixels and Percentages

Luiggi Bajana
Luiggi Bajana
3,235 Points

what is it wrong here?

It keeps telling me "Make sure you're setting 'font-size' to 26 pixels" when I have already set it to 26 pixels.

style.css
/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
span .title {
  font-size: 26px;
}
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Lake Tahoe</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
  </head>
  <body>
    <div class="container">
      <header>
        <span class="title">Journey through the Sierra Nevada Mountains</span>
        <h1>Lake Tahoe, California</h1>
      </header>
      <div class="main-content">
        <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="#">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 mink, bears, and Bald eagles.
        </p>
        <a href="#">See the Wildlife</a>
      </div>
    </div>
  </body>
</html>

2 Answers

Leave out the space between your element and your class only span.title

/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
span.title {
  font-size: 26px;
}
Luiggi Bajana
Luiggi Bajana
3,235 Points

Thank you Matthew, I really appreciate

Alita Edmonds
Alita Edmonds
6,067 Points

Hi Luiggi! Your font size property and value are correct! However, you don't have to specify the <span> tag. I did the challenge and it also excepts just the .title element. Hope this helps and happy coding!

You are correct about it working, but since it is nested inside a <span> tag the best practices are to be specific to the span tag and the class to prevent it from becoming a universal class and changing it on the entire page every time you use the class .title. It will not do this in this project, but future projects with multiple pages using same style sheet will. This is only the case for using the same external style link in your html. If you build custom css on all your .html files (for example about.html, contact.html etc) then this rule does not apply and you only have to be specific to the class, because you will probably not use it again.