Step 7 answer unsatisfied? What am I doing wrong?


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I’ve copy-pasted the two snippets from the instructions into main.scss – one in the variables area, one inside .icon – resulting in the code below. It appears to compile and display properly, but I get the error:

Did you nest and apply the properties to .icon?

and can’t proceed. What’s the problem?

Edit: Same issue on question 8…

@import url(;
//Add variables here:
$translucent-white: rgba(255,255,255,0.3);
$icon-square-length: 300px;

h1 {
  font-family: Roboto, sans-serif;
  text-align: center;

.banner {
  font-family: 'Pacifico', cursive;
  height: 400px;
  background-image: url("lemonade.jpg");
  border : {
    top: 4px solid black;
    bottom: 4px solid black;
  .slogan {
    position: absolute;
    border: 4px solid black;
    top: 200px;
    left: 25%;
    width: 50%;
    height: 200px;
    text-align: center;
    background-color: $translucent-white;
    span {
      font-size: 24px;
      line-height: 200px;

.container {
  text-align: center;
  font-family: 'Pacifico', cursive;
  .icon {
    display: inline-block;
    width: $icon-square-length;
    height: $icon-square-length;
    margin: 2%;
    border: 4px solid black;
    font-size: 32px;
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I can’t spot a problem there. Look under Get Help and pick I want to restart this exercise – see if that gets it to sort itself out.

Tried that before posting. Actually tried a few things:

  • restart exercise from the help menu
  • close browser, revisit page
  • insert instructed text at various different locations of the relevant class

None of these allowed me to produce code that it would accept. I was able to proceed by using Get Code in the Having Trouble box that pops up, but had the same issue again on Step 8.

As long as I know my code is actually valid, I’ll just work around it.

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