Attribute selector - color change is not working

Tell us what’s happening:

Hi,
I’ve added below code:
[type=‘checkbox’]{
background-color: red;
color:green;
margin-top:10px;
margin-bottom:15px;
}

and it’s working only for margin. I assume it should also update the background color to red and text color to green - but it doesn’t change those colors.

Could you help me understand why?

Your code so far


<link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Lobster" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
<style>
.red-text {
  color: red;
}
[type='checkbox']{
  background-color: red;
  color:green;
  margin-top:10px;
  margin-bottom:15px;
}
h2 {
  font-family: Lobster, monospace;
}

p {
  font-size: 16px;
  font-family: monospace;
}

.thick-green-border {
  border-color: green;
  border-width: 10px;
  border-style: solid;
  border-radius: 50%;
}

.smaller-image {
  width: 100px;
}

.silver-background {
  background-color: silver;
}
</style>

<h2 class="red-text">CatPhotoApp</h2>
<main>
<p class="red-text">Click here to view more <a href="#">cat photos</a>.</p>

<a href="#"><img class="smaller-image thick-green-border" src="https://bit.ly/fcc-relaxing-cat" alt="A cute orange cat lying on its back."></a>

<div class="silver-background">
  <p>Things cats love:</p>
  <ul>
    <li>cat nip</li>
    <li>laser pointers</li>
    <li>lasagna</li>
  </ul>
  <p>Top 3 things cats hate:</p>
  <ol>
    <li>flea treatment</li>
    <li>thunder</li>
    <li>other cats</li>
  </ol>
</div>

<form action="/submit-cat-photo" id="cat-photo-form">
  <label><input type="radio" name="indoor-outdoor" checked> Indoor</label>
  <label><input type="radio" name="indoor-outdoor"> Outdoor</label><br>
  <label><input type="checkbox" name="personality" checked> Loving</label>
  <label><input type="checkbox" name="personality"> Lazy</label>
  <label><input type="checkbox" name="personality"> Energetic</label><br>
  <input type="text" placeholder="cat photo URL" required>
  <button type="submit">Submit</button>
</form>
</main>

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User Agent is: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/81.0.4044.138 Safari/537.36.

Challenge: Use Attribute Selectors to Style Elements

Link to the challenge:

Checkbox elements have a default appearance. It IS possible to style checkboxes, but takes a significant amount of code (or specific JS plugin).

Thanks a lot for quick answer :slightly_smiling_face: