Use an id Attribute to Style an Element headache

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what did i do wrong here again

Your code so far


<link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Lobster" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
<style>
  .red-text {
    color: red;
  }

  h2 {
    font-family: Lobster, monospace;
  }

  p {
    font-size: 16px;
    font-family: monospace;
  }

  .thick-green-border {
    border-color: green;
    border-width: 10px;
    border-style: solid;
    border-radius: 50%;
  }

  .smaller-image {
    width: 100px;
  }

  .silver-background {
    background-color: silver;
  }
</style>

<h2 class="red-text">CatPhotoApp</h2>
<main>
  <p class="red-text">Click here to view more <a href="#">cat photos</a>.</p>
  
  <a href="#"><img class="smaller-image thick-green-border" src="https://bit.ly/fcc-relaxing-cat" alt="A cute orange cat lying on its back."></a>
  
  <div class="silver-background">
    <p>Things cats love:</p>
    <ul>
      <li>cat nip</li>
      <li>laser pointers</li>
      <li>lasagna</li>
    </ul>
    <p>Top 3 things cats hate:</p>
    <ol>
      <li>flea treatment</li>
      <li>thunder</li>
      <li>other cats</li>
    </ol>
  </div>
  
  <form action="/submit-cat-photo" id="cat-photo-form">
  #cat-photo-form {
    background-color: green;
  }
    <label><input type="radio" name="indoor-outdoor" checked> Indoor</label>
    <label><input type="radio" name="indoor-outdoor"> Outdoor</label><br>
    <label><input type="checkbox" name="personality" checked> Loving</label>
    <label><input type="checkbox" name="personality"> Lazy</label>
    <label><input type="checkbox" name="personality"> Energetic</label><br>
    <input type="text" placeholder="cat photo URL" required>
    <button type="submit">Submit</button>
  </form>
</main>

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Link to the challenge:
https://learn.freecodecamp.org/responsive-web-design/basic-css/use-an-id-attribute-to-style-an-element

You’re on the right track but the cat-photo-element style should be within the style tag not the html itself.
Just move this snippet from the form tag to anywhere within the style tags at the top.

#cat-photo-form {
background-color: green;
}

Your a tag also has the wrong class name should be “smaller image” “thick green boarder” . You need two classes. You combine the 2 classes into one. “Smaller Image Thick green boarder”

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Thank you very much. You’re a legend

You’re welcome. It was my pleasure.

am also having the same issue. the correction of @helen1, FCC teaches that the class attribute can be combined, and so I do not consider that as the reason for the error am getting crossing this challenge.

@JeffOgah reply: my cat-photo-element style is within the style tag, but I still get the error.

here is my code:


<style>
  .red-text {
    color: red;
  }

  h2 {
    font-family: Lobster, monospace;
  }

  p {
    font-size: 16px;
    font-family: monospace;
  }

  .thick-green-border {
    border-color: green;
    border-width: 10px;
    border-style: solid;
    border-radius: 50%;
  }

  .smaller-image {
    width: 100px;
  }

  .silver-background {
    background-color: silver;
  }
  
  #cat-photo-element {
    background-color: green;
  }
  
</style>

<h2 class="red-text">CatPhotoApp</h2>

<main>
  <p class="red-text">Click here to view more <a href="#">cat photos</a>.</p>
  
  <a href="#"><img class="smaller-image thick-green-border" src="https://bit.ly/fcc-relaxing-cat" alt="A cute orange cat lying on its back."></a>
  
  <div class="silver-background">
    <p>Things cats love:</p>
    <ul>
      <li>cat nip</li>
      <li>laser pointers</li>
      <li>lasagna</li>
    </ul>

    <p>Top 3 things cats hate:</p>
    <ol>
      <li>flea treatment</li>
      <li>thunder</li>
      <li>other cats</li>
    </ol>
    
  </div>
  
  <form action="/submit-cat-photo" id="cat-photo-form" id="cat-photo-element">

    <label><input type="radio" name="indoor-outdoor" checked> Indoor</label>
    <label><input type="radio" name="indoor-outdoor"> Outdoor</label><br>
    <label><input type="checkbox" name="personality" checked> Loving</label>
    <label><input type="checkbox" name="personality"> Lazy</label>
    <label><input type="checkbox" name="personality"> Energetic</label><br>
    <input type="text" placeholder="cat photo URL" required>
    <button type="submit">Submit</button>
  </form>
</main>

You haven’t defined cat-photo-form in your style attributes.

Also, it’ll still pass without it, but you don’t need cat-photo-element ID either.

so what should be the correct way to write it? @Ascii

In your style section, you haven’t referred to cat-photo-form whatsoever and as such there will be no style applied to it.

The challenge wants you to make the background color green via the ID cat-photo-form not any other ID.

Make sure you are reading exactly what the challenge asks you to do and cross-reference the ticks and crosses when you check your code.

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Thank you @Ascii i see it now.

Regards.

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