Learn HTML Forms by Building a Registration Form - Step 52


You should give the input and textarea elements a 1px, solid border with a color of #0a0a23.

i got it right, right? i can’t see where the problem is with my code so far.

Your code so far

<!-- file: index.html -->
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <title>Registration Form</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="styles.css" />
    <h1>Registration Form</h1>
    <p>Please fill out this form with the required information</p>
    <form action='https://register-demo.freecodecamp.org'>
        <label for="first-name">Enter Your First Name: <input id="first-name" name="first-name" type="text" required /></label>
        <label for="last-name">Enter Your Last Name: <input id="last-name" name="last-name" type="text" required /></label>
        <label for="email">Enter Your Email: <input id="email" name="email" type="email" required /></label>
        <label for="new-password">Create a New Password: <input id="new-password" name="new-password" type="password" pattern="[a-z0-5]{8,}" required /></label>
        <label for="personal-account"><input id="personal-account" type="radio" name="account-type" class="inline" /> Personal Account</label>
        <label for="business-account"><input id="business-account" type="radio" name="account-type" class="inline" /> Business Account</label>
        <label for="terms-and-conditions" name="terms-and-conditions">
          <input id="terms-and-conditions" type="checkbox" required name="terms-and-conditions" class="inline" /> I accept the <a href="https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/terms-of-service/">terms and conditions</a>
        <label for="profile-picture">Upload a profile picture: <input id="profile-picture" type="file" name="file" /></label>
        <label for="age">Input your age (years): <input id="age" type="number" name="age" min="13" max="120" /></label>
        <label for="referrer">How did you hear about us?
          <select id="referrer" name="referrer">
            <option value="">(select one)</option>
            <option value="1">freeCodeCamp News</option>
            <option value="2">freeCodeCamp YouTube Channel</option>
            <option value="3">freeCodeCamp Forum</option>
            <option value="4">Other</option>
        <label for="bio">Provide a bio:
          <textarea id="bio" name="bio" rows="3" cols="30" placeholder="I like coding on the beach..."></textarea>
      <input type="submit" value="Submit" />
/* file: styles.css */
body {
  width: 100%;
  height: 100vh;
  margin: 0;
  background-color: #1b1b32;
  color: #f5f6f7;
  font-family: Tahoma;
  font-size: 16px;

h1, p {
  margin: 1em auto;
  text-align: center;

form {
  width: 60vw;
  max-width: 500px;
  min-width: 300px;
  margin: 0 auto;

fieldset {
  border: none;
  padding: 2rem 0;
  border-bottom: 3px solid #3b3b4f;

fieldset:last-of-type {
  border-bottom: none;

label {
  display: block;
  margin: 0.5rem 0;

select {
  margin: 10px 0 0 0;
  width: 100%;

input,textarea {
  background-color: #0a0a23 1px solid

.inline {
  width: unset;
  margin: 0 0.5em 0 0;
  vertical-align: middle;

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Challenge: Learn HTML Forms by Building a Registration Form - Step 52

Link to the challenge:

so question - did the exercise want you to change the background color property? (or was it the border property?)

To be clear. The background-color makes the element’s background a different color.
The border adds a line of some type to the outside (border) of the element.

Step 52

To make the input and textarea elements blend in with the background theme, set their background-color to #0a0a23. Then, give them a 1px, solid border with a color of #0a0a23.

yes so how do you interpret that?

That the input element and the textarea element should have a bg-color set to the instructed ones :sweat_smile:

Here’s how I interpret this instruction:

  • … make the input and textarea elements [have a] background-color [of] #0a0a23
  • then give the input and textarea elements a 1px, solid border with a color of #0a0a23

so 2 different things.
First one, background-color
Second one, border

input,textarea {
background-color: #0a0a23 1px solid;
border: #0a0a23 1px solid;

still nada. i can’t really get it! ain’t the code right?

the color is only a color, not a line.
(you are trying to assign the background-color a value that is not a color. Just use the given color, not the 1px, solid which is not part of the color)

Also for the border, the order of values should be size type color (not color size type)

I see, so i got to define just the color on the bg-color, but all three on the border. Hmm, i’ll try that. Thanks bro!

np. btw. i’m not a bro…

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