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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Understanding Values and Units Styling the Intro Paragraph

Stefan Mach
Stefan Mach
3,691 Points

What is wrong with this code?

I looked at the preview and it seems the same. I notice that as I type font-height it goes from light blue to grey once I start typing the word height. Is height incorrect?

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Lake Tahoe</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
    <header id="top" class="main-header">
      <span class="title">Journey Through the Sierra Nevada Mountains</span>
      <h1>Lake Tahoe, California</h1>
    <div class="primary-content t-border">
      <p class="intro">
        Lake Tahoe is one of the most <span>breathtaking attractions</span> 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="#more">Find out more</a>
    <footer class="main-footer">
      <p>All rights reserved to the state of <a href="#">California</a>.</p>
      <a href="#top">Back to top &raquo;</a>
/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */

.intro {
  font-size: 1.25em;
  font-height: 2;

1 Answer

Wayne Priestley
Wayne Priestley
19,567 Points

Hi Stefan,

Font height is set by font-size, font-height isn't actually something you can use in css.
If you want to increase the height of a font, you increase the font-size.

Hope this helps.

Stefan Mach
Stefan Mach
3,691 Points

Helps a lot. As an aside, why does it say font-height if you select preview next to the recheck button? Is the preview just another view of what you wrote or is it a hint?

Wayne Priestley
Wayne Priestley
19,567 Points

If you press preview and look at your css, its just reflecting what you wrote while in the editor,
Preview is only really used to see what your html looks like.
When you wrote font-height I think you confused that with line-height, if you change font-height for line-height in your css then preview your css, you'll see line-height.