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CSS Sass Basics (retired) Advanced Sass Concepts Interpolating and if/else

Christian Edmonds
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Christian Edmonds
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What's wrong with my code?

error says "@else must come after @if"

index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
  <title>Sass Basics - Code Challenge</title>
  <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="page-style.css">
  <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="style.css">
</head>
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style.scss
/* Write your SCSS code below. */

@mixin cars ($make, $color) {
  .#{$make} {
    border: 1px solid black;
    background-image: url("#{$color}.png");
  }
}

$time : morning;

@if $time == morning {
    a {
      color: red;
    } @else if $time == afternoon {
    a {
      color: blue;
    } @else {
      a {
        color: gray;
      }
    }
  }
}

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
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Jennifer Nordell
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Hi there, Christian! Here's the short answer: your curly braces are incorrect. Every if/else if/else should have a set of curly braces. Inside of those should be rules which each have their own curly braces. Take a look:

@if $time == morning { 
  a {
    color: red;
  }
} @else if $time == afternoon {
  a {
    color: blue;
  }
} @else {
  a {
    color: gray;
  }
}

I've tried to format this so it will be crystal clear. Take the first if statement of your code for example. You start the @else if before you've managed to add a closed curly brace to the @if statement.

Hope this helps! :sparkles:

:bulb: Tip: set up the structure of your if/else if/else before adding your rules. Then go back and add the rules between those curly braces. This will help ensure that everything is closed and opened appropriately.