Give a Background Color to a div Element- User Error Or not?

Attached is my code. My results ARE showing a silver background, yet when I test the results it is telling me “Your div element should have a silver background.” What am I doing wrong?! It is showing a silver background from my code. I have refreshed the page, and signed out then signed back in. I am at a stand still

<link href="" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
  .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; 

<h2 class="red-text">CatPhotoApp</h2>
  <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="" alt="A cute orange cat lying on its back."></a>
    <div class="silver-background" >
    <p>Things cats love:</p>
      <li>cat nip</li>
      <li>laser pointers</li>
    <p>Top 3 things cats hate:</p>
      <li>flea treatment</li>
      <li>other cats</li>
    <div class="silver-background"

  <form action="/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>
1 Like

You have malformed <div> tag right below the <ol> element:

<div class="silver-background"

There’s also the extra <div> tag right above the first <div> with the silver-background class


Below the ‘anchor’ tag in your code, you have two ‘div’ tags. The inner ‘div’ element is not properly closed. Like

There’s no need to add class attribute in closing ‘div’ tag.
Hope this helps.