Learn CSS Variables by Building a City Skyline - Step 40

Tell us what’s happening:
I’m having a problem with the background in city skyline step 40. I think I am doing everything right and it is not working.

Your code so far

<!-- file: index.html -->
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">    
  <head>
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <title>City Skyline</title>
    <link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet" />   
  </head>

  <body>
    <div class="background-buildings">
      <div></div>
      <div></div>
      <div class="bb1">
        <div class="bb1a"></div>
        <div class="bb1b"></div>
        <div class="bb1c"></div>
        <div class="bb1d"></div>
      </div>
      <div class="bb2"></div>
      <div class="bb3"></div>
      <div></div>
      <div class="bb4"></div>
      <div></div>
      <div></div>
    </div>

    <div class="foreground-buildings">
      <div></div>
      <div></div>
      <div class="fb1"></div>
      <div class="fb2"></div>
      <div></div>
      <div class="fb3"></div>
      <div class="fb4"></div>
      <div class="fb5"></div>
      <div class="fb6"></div>
      <div></div>
      <div></div>
    </div>
  </body>
</html>
/* file: styles.css */
:root {
  --building-color1: #aa80ff;
  --building-color2: #66cc99;
  --building-color3: #cc6699;
  --building-color4: #538cc6;
  --window-color1: black;
}

* {
  border: 1px solid black;
  box-sizing: border-box;
}

body {
  height: 100vh;
  margin: 0;
  overflow: hidden;
}

.background-buildings, .foreground-buildings {
  width: 100%;
  height: 100%;
  display: flex;
  align-items: flex-end;
  justify-content: space-evenly;
  position: absolute;
  top: 0;
}

/* BACKGROUND BUILDINGS - "bb" stands for "background building" */
.bb1 {
  width: 10%;
  height: 70%;
  display: flex;
  flex-direction: column;
  align-items: center;
}
.bb1a{
width: 70%;
height: 10%;
background-color: var(--building-color1);
background : linear-gradient(--building-color1, --window-color1);
}
.bb1b {
  width: 80%;
  height: 10%;
  background-color: var(--building-color1);
}

.bb1c {
  width: 90%;
  height: 10%;
  background-color: var(--building-color1);
}

.bb1d {
  width: 100%;
  height: 70%;
  background-color: var(--building-color1);
}

.bb2 {
  width: 10%;
  height: 50%;
  background-color: var(--building-color2);
}

.bb3 {
  width: 10%;
  height: 55%;
  background-color: var(--building-color3);
}

.bb4 {
  width: 11%;
  height: 58%;
  background-color: var(--building-color4);
}

/* FOREGROUND BUILDINGS - "fb" stands for "foreground building" */
.fb1 {
  width: 10%;
  height: 60%;
  background-color: var(--building-color4);
}

.fb2 {
  width: 10%;
  height: 40%;
  background-color: var(--building-color3);
}

.fb3 {
  width: 10%;
  height: 35%;
  background-color: var(--building-color1);
}

.fb4 {
  width: 8%;
  height: 45%;
  background-color: var(--building-color1);
  position: relative;
  left: 10%;
}

.fb5 {
  width: 10%;
  height: 33%;
  background-color: var(--building-color2);
  position: relative;
  right: 10%;
}

.fb6 {
  width: 9%;
  height: 38%;
  background-color: var(--building-color3);
}
    

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Challenge: Learn CSS Variables by Building a City Skyline - Step 40

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To reference these variables you need to use a var function (one var function per variable)

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I have the same problem. Your method is not working. could you please type for me?

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multiple variables to make a transition look like:

var(--variable-name, --variable-name2) ;

or a single variable looks like this:

var(--variable-name) ;

On this project I believe it’s assigned to background-color:

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Thank you.

Hi, this works: mod edit: solution redacted

hi Jernei, welcome to the forum.

Thank you so much for taking the time to help someone on the forum today. The fact that you did it almost as soon as you joined speaks to a very helpful personality (as most people who join the forum only want help for themselves initially).

I do have to remove the code you posted though only because we want to encourage everyone to learn how to overcome coding issues themselves (with support of course like hints and tips but not complete solutions).

I look forward to your future contributions to this forum and to FCC as a whole.
Thank you for your understanding.