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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Basic Selectors Type Selectors

maya sophie
maya sophie
5,754 Points

Why the background color is applied only to one div element and not all of them inside the html document?

When I do the challenge task, the lightblue color is applied only to first div element and not even to him entirely .(challenge task 4/4 )

style.css
/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */

body {
    text-align: center;
}

header {
    background: orange;
  color: white;
}

div {
    background: lightblue;
}
p {
    color: lightslategrey;
}
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Lake Tahoe</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
  </head>
  <body> 
    <header>
      <span>Journey through the Sierra Nevada Mountains</span>
      <h1>Lake Tahoe, California</h1>
    </header>
    <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>
    <div>
      <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>
  </body>
</html>

2 Answers

Hello!

I am only seeing one div element on your page:

<div>
      <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>

You will also need to make sure you have a closing div tag there as well with </div>:

<div>
      <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>

Therefore that is the only element that would have that background color. If you want other elements to have that background color, you would need to add those elements, such as:

div, header, p {
    background: lightblue;
}
Alex Koumparos
seal-mask
.a{fill-rule:evenodd;}techdegree
Alex Koumparos
Python Development Techdegree Student 36,862 Points

Hi Maya,

I'm not sure what exactly you are experiencing. When I copy-pasted your code into the challenge, it passed, and the preview looked fine.

I'm not sure what you mean by "only the first div element": there is only one div element on the page. And when I pasted your code into the solution, that one element did seem to be fully applied.

Can you provide a little more detail about what you are experiencing?

Cheers

Alex