Learn CSS Variables by Building a City Skyline - Step 40

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Sick and tired of FREECODECAMP, and poor explanations of what we should do… same problem, all the time in your quizzes… The instructions are so poorly written…
Anyway, how do I solve this issue… Obviously, since freecodecamp doesn’t know how to compose it clearly.

**** In the example, color1 is solid at the top, color2 is solid at the bottom, and in between it transitions evenly from one to the next. In .bb1a , add a gradient of type linear-gradient to the background property with --building-color1 as the first color and --window-color1 as the second.*****

<!-- 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, var(--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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Everything is explained well:

background: your gradient(    ------------------"...add a gradient of type **linear-gradient** to the background property"
    var(--bcg-color1),    ------------------------"...**--building-color1** as the first color"
    var(--win-color1)    ----------------------------"...and **--window-color1** as the second."
    );

This is just an example, not the final solution.

.bb1a {
width: 70%;
height: 10%;
background-color: var(–building-color1, linear-gradient);
background:
}

Your line of code should look like this: "
image:
So, don’t change the given code. Just add what is required by the step:

.bb1a {
  width: 70%;
  height: 10%;
  background-color: var(--building-color1);
--------------------below you are supposed to add your code as follows (I can give you just an example):
  background: name-gradient( 
    var(--build-color1),
    var(--win-color1)
    );
}
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Hint

You should give the background a linear-gradient starting from --building-color1.**

This is what i added below:

background-color: var(–building-color1);
background: linear-gradient(
var(–build-color1),
var(–win-color1)
);
}

I am not giving you the final solution. Your colors are named " --building-color1 , and --window-color1 Change the names for the colors.
Pay attention to the double dash at the front of the color names.

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Ok, i solved it now… Thanks

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