Learn Intermediate CSS by Building a Picasso Painting - Step 1

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I’ve been trying this code, but it keeps saying that my DOCTYPE declaration should be at the beginning of my html. Pls help

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/* file: index.html */

<!DOCTYPE >
<html lang="en"></html>
<head></head>
<body></body>

/* file: styles.css */

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User Agent is: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/105.0.0.0 Safari/537.36

Challenge: Learn Intermediate CSS by Building a Picasso Painting - Step 1

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hi Folarin , welcome to the forum.

The project you are on is based on the knowledge developed in working on the earlier parts of the curriculum. Have you considered doing the curriculum in the recommended order?