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

Daniel Gladding
Daniel Gladding
3,721 Points

Why is my span title selector not recognizing font-size of 26px in code challenge?

What am I missing here?

/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */

span title {
  font-size: 26px;
<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Lake Tahoe</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
    <div class="container">
        <span class="title">Journey through the Sierra Nevada Mountains</span>
        <h1>Lake Tahoe, California</h1>
      <div class="main-content">
          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.
        <a href="#">Find out more</a>
        <h2>Check out all the Wildlife</h2>
          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.
        <a href="#">See the Wildlife</a>

1 Answer

Jason Anders
Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 145,855 Points

Hey Daniel,

You're on the right track... there's just a couple of things. title is a class name, and if you remember, to select classes in CSS you prefix the name with a period (in this case it would be .title.

With this in mind, the challenge task is asking to select the span with the class of title. So, in addition to the period, the class would have to be 'attached' to the element. Normally, whitespace doesn't matter in CSS, but here it will.

With all this in mind, to select the span with the class of title, you would use span.title.

Keep Coding! :) :dizzy: