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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Enhancing the Design With CSS Media Queries

Why wont my code work?

this is my code @media only screen and (max-width: 1020px) { .main-header { background-color: tomato; color: white; } } i do't get why it wont work

style.css
@media only screen and (max-width: 1020px) {
    .main-header {
    background-color: tomato;
    color: white;
  }
}
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 id="top" class="main-header">
      <span class="title">Journey Through the Sierra Nevada Mountains</span>
      <h1 class="main-heading">Lake Tahoe, California</h1>
    </header>

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

3 Answers

Jamie Reardon
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Jamie Reardon
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Hi, I've tested your code and it appears to work fine for me when using the html document and style.css, do you have any other code in your style.css?

Hm, I don't know why it works in Jamies code but for me the challenge only accepts:

@media (max-width: 1020px) {
    .main-header {
      background-color: tomato;
      color: white;
  }
}

No idea why though...

It also does not accept

@media screen and (max-width: 1020px) {
    .main-header {
      background-color: tomato;
      color: white;
  }
}

which should also be valid normally...

Maybe someone else can shed a light on that. I am curious as well...

Jamie Reardon
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Jamie Reardon
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Ah sorry, didn't see that this was a code challenge attempt since you are using more than the default value for the media query.

Challenge 1 accepts:

@media (max-width: 1020px) {

  .main-header {
    background-color: tomato;
    color: white;
  }

}

Challenge 2 accepts:

@media (max-width: 768px) {

  .title {
    font-size: 1.4rem;
  }

  h1 {
    font-size: 5rem;
  }

}

You are using the only screen and the and operator when the challenge only wants you to use the default value (all).