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

Daniel Fragoso
Daniel Fragoso
5,333 Points

Why is this no passing?

I feel like I'm missing something obvious, but I can't figure it out for the life of me. Thanks in advance for any help!

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>
Daniel Fragoso
Daniel Fragoso
5,333 Points

Oops, meant to say "not passing"!

2 Answers

Christopher De Lette
PLUS
Christopher De Lette
Courses Plus Student 7,139 Points

Hi Daniel,

It has to do with how you're writing the selector for the class in question. When the tag/element is the class your targeting you don't need to add the tag as this has a completely different meaning in CSS. So all you need to do is drop the span from the code above.

Here is a good article on CSS selectors and how spaces matter when using them.

Take care!

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
228,978 Points

Be aware that while dropping the tag name might pass the challenge, it's not quite what was asked for. The instructions specifically say: the <span> element with the class "title".

Using only the class would be best described as addressing the element(s) with the class "title".

Christopher De Lette
Christopher De Lette
Courses Plus Student 7,139 Points

Steven is absolutely correct in his statement that tag qualifying would be necessary to properly achieve this challenge and the explanation given for the reasoning behind it.

Daniel Fragoso
Daniel Fragoso
5,333 Points

This worked! Thank you very much! And thanks to everyone else for the help!

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
228,978 Points

A space between items creates a descendant selector, where the second item must be inside the first.

To identify a single item by both tag name and class, there should be nothing between the tag and class names except for the period.