CSS CSS Basics Understanding Values and Units Pixels and Percentages

Robert Rydlewski
Robert Rydlewski
3,825 Points

why Treehouse doesn't allow me to pass this code ??? .title span { font-size: 26px; }

style.css
/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
.title span {
  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>

3 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
203,151 Points

The instructions ask you to target the <span> element with the class "title".

But that descendant selector targets a span element that is inside some other element that has the class "title".

To target a single element using both a tag and class name, put the tag name first and no space in between:

span.title {
  font-size: 26px;
}
Carl Evans
Carl Evans
11,526 Points
/* Select span with class of 'title' */
span.title {
  font-size: 26px;
}
Steven Parker
Steven Parker
203,151 Points

Robert Rydlewski — Glad to help. You can mark a question solved by choosing a "best answer".
And happy coding!