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HTML How to Make a Website Adding Pages to a Website Add a New Page

Why is <h3> and 2 <p> below it not grey?

I copied and pasted into about page from index page , which had the same .css

color in <body> is supposed to be #999 and it's coming out black.


<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Jeff Robbins | Designer</title> <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/normalize.css"> <link href='https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Changa+One|Open+Sans:400,400italic,700,700italic,800' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'> <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/main.css"> </head> <body> <header> <a href="index.html" id="logo"> <h1>Jeff Robbins</h1> <h2>Designer</h2> </a> <nav> <ul> <li><a href="index.html" >Portfolio</a></li> <li><a href="about.html" class="selected">About</a></li> <li><a href="contact.html">Contact</a></li> </ul> </nav> </header> <div id="wrapper"> <section> <img src="img/nick.jpg" alt="Photo of Nick" class="profile-photo"> <h3>About</h3> <p>Hi. This is my about page. This is where I drone on about stuff. Feel free to make me stop doing stuff this by punching in the face.</p> <p>If you would like to follow me on Twitter, click on <a href="http://twitter.com">twitter.com</a></p> </section>

     <a href="http://twitter.com"><img src="img/twitter-wrap.png" alt="Twitter logo" class="social-icon"></a>
     <a href="http://facebook.com"><img src="img/facebook-wrap.png" alt="Facebook logo" class="social-icon"></a> 
    <p>&copy; 2015 Jeff Robbins.</p>



/*************************** GENERAL ***************************/

body { font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif; }

wrapper {

max-width: 940px; margin: 0 auto; padding: 0 5%; }

a { text-decoration: none; }

img { max-width: 100%; }

/*************************** HEADING ***************************/

header { float: left; margin: 0 0 30px 0; padding: 5px 0 0 0; width: 100%; }

logo {

text-align: center; margin: 0; }

h1 { font-family: 'Changa One', sans-serif; margin: 15px 0; font-size: 1.75em; font-weight: normal; line-height 0.8em; }

h2 { font-size: 0.75em; margin -5px 0 0; font-weight:normal; }

/*************************** NAVIGATION ***************************/

nav { text-align: center; padding: 10px 0; margin: 20px 0 0; }

nav ul { list-style: none; margin: 0 10px; padding: 0; }

nav li { display:inline-block; }

nav a { font-weight: 800; padding: 15px 10px; }

/*************************** FOOTER ***************************/

footer { font-size: 0.75em; text-align: center; clear: both; padding-top: 50px; color: #ccc; }

.social-icon { width: 20px; height: 20px; margin: 0 5px; }

/*************************** PAGE: PORTFOLIO ***************************/

gallery {

margin: 0; padding: 0; list-style: none; }

gallery li {

float: left; width: 45%; margin: 2.5%; background-color: #f5f5f5 color: #bdc3c7 }

gallery li a p {

margin: 0; padding: 5%; font-size: 0.75em; color: #bdc3c7 }

/*************************** COLORS ***************************/

/* site body */ body { background-color: white color: #999; }

/* green header */ header { background: #6ab47b; border-color: #599a68; }

/* nav background on mobile */ nav { background: #599a68; }

/* logo text */ h1, h2 { color: #fff; }

/* links */ a { color: #6ab47b; }

/* nav link */ nav a, nav a:visited { color: #fff; }

/* selected nav link */ nav a.selected, nav a:hover { color: #32673f; }

4 Answers

Julie Myers
Julie Myers
7,627 Points

In the following code you are missing a semi-colon at the end of the first property:

body { 
   background-color: white 
   color: #999; 

// Put a semi-colon after the word white:
body { 
   background-color: white; 
   color: #999; 

Thanks, Julie! It's amazing that a semi-colon on a different rule, would affect the one below it. But maybe that's why it's css :)

Julie Myers
Julie Myers
7,627 Points

You're welcome. :) I know what you mean...I was just as surprised when I discovered that a missing semi-colon affected code else where. The quarks use programmers put up with. :P

Daniel Gauthier
Daniel Gauthier
15,000 Points

Hey Jeff,

Looking over your code, you're missing a semi colon after the first declaration in this rule:

/* site body */ body { background-color: white color: #999; }

Also, the fourth last line from the bottom, which will be applied after everything else above it, you set the color of the h1 and h2 elements to #fff. Since this comes after any preceding color alterations, it will be applied and shown as the color of the h1 and h2 elements. The line where this happens is this one:

/* logo text */ h1, h2 { color: #fff; }

Hope this helps, good luck!

Thanks, Daniel!

Thanks, Julie! It's amazing that a semi-colon on a different rule, would affect the one below it. But maybe that's why it's css :)

Thanks everybody!