Conflicting instructions and error message, exercise always fails


The instructions specified the use of the font family "Georgia", but the error message recommends using "Helvetica". The exercise fails with either font families. Both font families have an effect on the html preview.

* {
  font-family: georgia;

h1 {
  color: firebrick;
p {
  font-size: 18px;
h1, p {
  color: darkslategray;


Same problem here. Any suggestions on bypassing this?


Sorry, I couldn't bypass it. I'm just hoping to get some attention from the Codecademy staff.


To get a bug brought to the attention of staff, your best route is to use the in-exercise bug reporting tool.

The code checker is looking for Georgia even though the text of the error message incorrectly says Helvetica. In the code posted at the top of this page you have georgia. Try changing the first letter to uppercase so that it matches what is expected.


Well, that's odd. I tried capitalizing the first letter, and it still didn't work, but now it does. Thanks for the help, @albionsrefuge.