Give a Background Color to a div Element HTML CSS

Tell us what’s happening:
I tried putting the silver bg into the div element but it isn’t working why?

  **Your  code goes here**

<link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Lobster" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
<style>
.red-text {
  color: red;
}

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://cdn.freecodecamp.org/curriculum/cat-photo-app/relaxing-cat.jpg" alt="A cute orange cat lying on its back."></a>

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

<form action="https://freecatphotoapp.com/submit-cat-photo">
  <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>
  **Your browser information:**

User Agent is: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 10; TECNO BC2c) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/99.0.4844.73 Mobile Safari/537.36

Challenge: Give a Background Color to a div Element

Link to the challenge:

.silver -background {

There shouldn’t be a space in there.

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

that is not how you add a class to a <div>. I suggest looking a few lines above, at the <h2> and how a class is added there.

THIS TUTORIAL ASKS US TO:
Create a class called silver-background with the background-color of silver. Assign this class to your div element.


There is a Duplicate .silver-background selector here.
DELETE IT:

Screenshot 2022-03-31 6.38.13 PM

You have already successfully created a .silver-background CSS selector,
but the space between the hyphen and the word need to be fixed, There should be NO SPACE:

Screenshot 2022-03-31 6.38.49 PM


GO AHEAD AND ADD A DIV CLASS TO YOUR DIV ELEMENT:

Screenshot 2022-03-31 6.40.31 PM

Screenshot 2022-03-31 6.47.34 PM

The div class should be labeled with the .silver-background

IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS WITH THIS, RESET THE CODE AND TRY IT AGAIN.
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Thanks for your supports bro :slightly_smiling_face: