Learn Basic CSS by Building a Cafe Menu - Step 82

Tell us what’s happening:
Describe your issue in detail here.
Its asking me to change the color to brown but I did put brown. Would I have to have a code for the footer?

  **Your code so far**
/* file: index.html */
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
  <meta charset="utf-8" />
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
  <title>Cafe Menu</title>
  <link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet"/>
  <div class="menu">
      <h1>CAMPER CAFE</h1>
      <p class="established">Est. 2020</p>
        <article class="item">
          <p class="flavor">French Vanilla</p><p class="price">3.00</p>
        <article class="item">
          <p class="flavor">Caramel Macchiato</p><p class="price">3.75</p>
        <article class="item">
          <p class="flavor">Pumpkin Spice</p><p class="price">3.50</p>
        <article class="item">
          <p class="flavor">Hazelnut</p><p class="price">4.00</p>
        <article class="item">
          <p class="flavor">Mocha</p><p class="price">4.50</p>
        <article class="item">
          <p class="dessert">Donut</p><p class="price">1.50</p>
        <article class="item">
          <p class="dessert">Cherry Pie</p><p class="price">2.75</p>
        <article class="item">
          <p class="dessert">Cheesecake</p><p class="price">3.00</p>
        <article class="item">
          <p class="dessert">Cinnamon Roll</p><p class="price">2.50</p>
    <hr class="bottom-line">
        <a href="https://www.freecodecamp.org" target="_blank">Visit our website</a>
      <p>123 Free Code Camp Drive</p>
/* file: styles.css */
body {
background-image: url(https://cdn.freecodecamp.org/curriculum/css-cafe/beans.jpg);
font-family: sans-serif;
padding: 20px;

h1 {
font-size: 40px;

h2 {
font-size: 30px;

.established {
font-style: italic;

h1, h2, p {
text-align: center;

.menu {
width: 80%;
background-color: burlywood;
margin-left: auto;
margin-right: auto;
padding: 20px;
max-width: 500px;

hr {
height: 2px;
background-color: brown;
border-color: brown;

.bottom-line {
margin-top: 25px;

h1, h2 {
font-family: Impact, serif;

.item p {
display: inline-block;
margin-top: 5px;
margin-bottom: 5px;
font-size: 18px;

.flavor, .dessert {
text-align: left;
width: 75%;

.price {
text-align: right;
width: 25%

/* FOOTER */

footer {
font-size: 14px;

a {
color: black;

a:visited {
color: grey;

a:hover {
background-color: brown; }

  **Your browser information:**

User Agent is: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_15_5) AppleWebKit/605.1.15 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/13.1.1 Safari/605.1.15

Challenge: Learn Basic CSS by Building a Cafe Menu - Step 82

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Hint: the syntax is correct but the property type background-color is not.

But it says brown is it a different shade?

brown is correct but the property-type background-color is not.

a:hover {
Change the color of the footer: brown;


ok I understand now I switched it to footer color and link color?

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so I just left the word color and it was correct finally. Although I dont understand why.

How does the code will know its for the footer to turn brown?

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You’re not turning the footer to be brown.
You are turning a link into brown when hovered.
That link is in the footer.

o ok its when you click it right it changes to allow user to know if they used the link?

not quite.

Hovering is the action of putting the mouse over a link but not actually clicking it.

The syntax goes as follow

Select the thing you want to style, followed by curly bracket. {
after the curly brackets follows many CSS declarations.
A declaration consists of property-type and property-value.
After you write the declaration DONT forget to close it with }

color: red

The code above means you are declaring the color to be red. width is the property-type and red is the property-value

Now which one you want to change the color to? That is where the selector comes


This is a selector to select p elements WHEN it is hovered (when you put mouse over it)

And you combine the selectors and the declaration together becomes this :smiley:

  color: red;

This means that you apply color: red on every p element WHEN it is hovered.

For future reference, please study why

Hope that clear things up about how it can select the text in the footer. :grin:

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Thank you so much for taking the time to further explain! Yes, the way you broke it down extremely helped me.