Learn CSS Variables by Building a City Skyline - Step 40

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can someone type the code for me please

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<!-- 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: gradient-type(
  color1,
  color2
);
}
.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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Unfortunately we cannot type for you.

We can answer questions though.

i need help with this

This is a reasonable start to this exercise.
What does the hint tell you when you try to check your code?

background: gradient-type(
–building-color1,
–window-color1
);
is this correct ?

Better. What does the hint say?

You should apply a background to .bb1a .

Okay that is not useful…
How about the exercise description.

add a gradient of type linear-gradient to the background

Do you see any keyword here that you might need?

background: linear-gradient(
–building-color1,
–window-color1
);

this also doesn’t work, where is the mistake ?

Almost done. You just need to remember that when using css variables you have to use the var function to help the browser understand them.

If you look at you current code you can see examples of this.

One var function per color.

i added the var function and it worked, thank you

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I noticed that the correct solution does not work when you are using Safari browser. switch to Chrome then set the value of the background property to linear-gradient(var(color1), var(color2))