The @keyframes rule should use the animation-name of rainbow

To animate an element, you need to know about the animation properties and the @keyframes rule. The animation properties control how the animation should behave and the @keyframes rule controls what happens during that animation. There are eight animation properties in total. This challenge will keep it simple and cover the two most important ones first:

animation-name sets the name of the animation, which is later used by @keyframes to tell CSS which rules go with which animations.

animation-duration sets the length of time for the animation.

@keyframes is how to specify exactly what happens within the animation over the duration. This is done by giving CSS properties for specific “frames” during the animation, with percentages ranging from 0% to 100%. If you compare this to a movie, the CSS properties for 0% is how the element displays in the opening scene. The CSS properties for 100% is how the element appears at the end, right before the credits roll. Then CSS applies the magic to transition the element over the given duration to act out the scene. Here’s an example to illustrate the usage of @keyframes and the animation properties:

#anim {
animation-name: colorful;
animation-duration: 3s;
@keyframes colorful {
0% {
background-color: blue;
100% {
background-color: yellow;
For the element with the anim id, the code snippet above sets the animation-name to colorful and sets the animation-duration to 3 seconds. Then the @keyframes rule links to the animation properties with the name colorful. It sets the color to blue at the beginning of the animation (0%) which will transition to yellow by the end of the animation (100%). You aren’t limited to only beginning-end transitions, you can set properties for the element for any percentage between 0% and 100%.

Create an animation for the element with the id rect, by setting the animation-name to rainbow and the animation-duration to 4 seconds. Next, declare a @keyframes rule, and set the background-color at the beginning of the animation (0%) to blue, the middle of the animation (50%) to green, and the end of the animation (100%) to yellow.

ERROR: The @keyframes rule should use the animation-name of rainbow.

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I think I understand what you’re asking.

If you change the @keyframes from colorful to rainbow and then follow the rest of the directions, it should work.


Hi as in the description replace the values colorful with rainbow and it should work. Do not forget to add the additional step, as example implement the 50% value to get the stage clear.


div { height: 40px; width: 70%; background: black; margin: 50px auto; border-radius: 5px; } #rect { animation-name: rainbow; animation-duration:4s; } @keyframes rainbow { 0%{ background-color: blue; } 50%{ background-color: green; } 100%{ background-color: yellow; } }

The Solution is,

#rect {

animation-name: rainbow;

animation-duration: 4s;

@keyframes rainbow { 

  0%{ background-color: blue; } 

  50%{ background-color: green; } 

  100%{ background-color: yellow; }