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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Enhancing the Design With CSS Text Shadows and Box Shadows

why it don´t recognise the inset

i wrote the code for the challenge but it doesn´t recognise the inset property. i do it in the workspace and probe it and it is all right. i don´t understand what im doing wrong.

.main-header { box-shadow: 0 2px 15px #aaa, inset 0 0 60px 5px firebrick; }

/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */

.main-heading {
  text-shadow: 0 0 5px #be7b31;
.title {
  text-shadow: 1px 3px 0 #e59740;
.main-header {
  box-shadow: 0 2px 15px #aaa,
              inset 0 0 60px 5px firebrick;
<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Lake Tahoe</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
    <header id="top" class="main-header">
      <span class="title">Journey Through the Sierra Nevada Mountains</span>
      <h1 class="main-heading">Lake Tahoe, California</h1>

        <div class="primary-content">
            <p class="intro">
                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 class="callout" href="#more">Find out more</a>
        </div><!-- End .primary-content -->

        <footer class="main-footer">
            <p>All rights reserved to the state of <a href="#">California</a>.</p>
            <a href="#top">Back to top &raquo;</a>

Got the same problem!

3 Answers

Jeff Jacobson-Swartfager
Jeff Jacobson-Swartfager
15,419 Points

In order to get this code to pass, you'll need to put your box-shadow values all on one line. There isn't anything wrong with your code, it is just the validator for this exercise. So, the last rule should look like this:

.main-header {
  box-shadow: 0 2px 15px #aaa, inset 0 0 60px 5px firebrick;

Thank you!! :D

Your answer is correct, the problem is the return and indent you put in...not sure why that is causing problems but it is. I cut and pasted both ways in to a code-pen and both worked the same, so I am going to chalk it up to some bug in the code challenge code.

/*Does not work in the code challenge, but seems to work everywhere else */
.main-header {
  box-shadow: 0 2px 15px #aaa,
              inset 0 0 60px 5px firebrick;
.main-header {
/* how you need to type it to pass the challenge...dunno why :)  */
  box-shadow: 0 2px 15px #aaa, inset 0 0 60px 5px firebrick;

I took to long to respond :)

Guil Hernandez
Guil Hernandez
Treehouse Teacher

Hi everyone,

There was a small bug in the code challenge that prevented it from accepting the answer when on separate lines. This has been fixed. :)