CSS CSS Layout Basics Getting Started with CSS Layout Layout Wrapper Challenge

Kim Dallas
Kim Dallas
11,461 Points

why isn't this working

I did set the width to 80%

index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>Getting Started with CSS Layout</title>
    <link href='https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Varela+Round' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
</head>
    <body>
    <div class="container">

    <header>

            <h1>Best City Guide</h1>

        </header>

        <div class="main">
            <h2>Welcome!</h2>
            <p>Dessert toffee chocolate lollipop fruitcake cake sweet. Pudding cotton candy chocolate pudding liquorice jelly marzipan. Muffin gummies topping lollipop. Caramels chocolate cake donut liquorice.</p>
            <p>Cake sesame snaps sweet tart candy canes tiramisu I love oat cake chocolate bar. Jelly beans pastry brownie sugar plum pastry bear claw tiramisu tootsie roll.</p>
        </div>

        <footer>
            <p>&copy;2015 Residents of The Best City.</p>
        </footer>
    </div> 
    </body>
</html>
style.css
/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
body container {
  width=80%;
  margin=auto
}

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
MOD
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Moderator

Hi there, Kim Dallas ! I know that you've recently been working hard on JavaScript. In fact, you might have been working so hard on it that you've started mixing up JavaScript and CSS a bit. In CSS, to select a class we start the selector with ".". And when we set a property to be equal to something, we don't use the = sign like we do in JavaScript, we simply set a semicolon between the property and the value.

The following code selects the class "my-class" and sets the background equal to the color "tomato". Take a look:

.my-class {
  background-color: tomato;
}

I think you can get it with these hints, but let me know if you´re still stuck! :sparkles:

Kim Dallas
Kim Dallas
11,461 Points

yes Jennifer, I completed the course prerequisite for code Louisville. I'm now trying to do the front end development courses for the classes beginning in January. this section sent me back to css. It seems I do a little bit better with it. I'm beginning to understand some of it better. But I still need a mentor. I'm getting foggy brained. for a couple of reasons. one is hypertension