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CSS CSS Foundations Getting Started with CSS CSS Foundations Overview

CSS Foundations: Using Internet Explorer 11 & Notepad (text editor) on Micr Windows 7 Professional @ WorkSource Oregon.

Guil Hernandez: I'm not sure how to view the CSS Foundations lesson files I downloaded on my E-drive using Internet Explorer 11 on Microsoft Windows 7 Professional at WorkSource Oregon. I otherwise have to use Multnomah County Library's Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Google Chrome browsers on their Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise. (I don't have access to any Apple MacIntosh devices.)

When I open a file, the document fills the entire screen & I can't minimize it or change it's size in order to watch your video simultaneously. There's no refresh button or right turning refresh arrow on the top of the page, either.

I'm not sure if I accidentally deleted a CSS styles file or not. I thought there were 2 of them, so I deleted what I originally downloaded from the CSS Foundations page, then I re-downloaded the files to my E-drive. How many files & blank documents are supposed to be included?

Also, I noticed you used singular quotation marks & not double quotation marks as follows:

<link rel="stylesheet" href='css/style.css'> & @import 'css/more-styles.css';

Does it matter whether you use singular quotation marks vs. double quotation marks? If so, when do you use which?

5 Answers

Guil Hernandez
Guil Hernandez
Treehouse Teacher

Hi Kathryn Notson,

Single quotes and double quotes work the same, so you can use either.

Also, if you're not able to install a text editor on the library computer, you can use Workspaces, our in-browser code editor. You can download the course files, then drag them into a Workspace to get started.

Hope this helps. :)

Great! I like Workspaces because it shows the line numbers on the sides & uses the various colors for the syntax so you can detect your typing & syntax errors. Notepad doesn't use either.


Hey there, also a CodeOregon member. What I suggest is using something other than notepad. Notepadd++ Is a good option for reading the files the teachers post. Refreshing a page happens in browser so where Workspaces will instantly open the file you are working on in a browser, when using notepad or notepad++ ect. ect. you have to go to your html file and right click the file and hover over "Open with" and then select the browser. For most of the lessons there will be 1-2 CSS file and an HTML file that should be placed in a directory for internal file links to work. Double and single quotes are practice for imports and media queries while double quotes are everywhere else in a CSS document of course this is just best practice for readability. Hope this answers the majority of the questions

I can't use Notepad++. Neither WorkSource Oregon nor the Multnomah County Library have that installed on their computers. I have to use what they have installed on their computers. There's no Google Chrome browser on the WorkSource Oregon computer I'm using.

TeamTreehouse instructors use Apple MacIntosh OS X, & Safari, Sublime Text 2, or Google Chrome browsers.

I don't know what operating systems & browsers WorkSource Oregon & Multnomah County Library will be using in 2015. I've been told that they will both upgrade their PC software, Operating Systems, & maybe computers. I know neither WorkSource Oregon nor the Multnomah County Library uses Apple MacIntosh OS, software, or browsers.

Guil: The link for launching the Workspace isn't on your CSS course pages, just the Code Pen.

Guil Hernandez
Guil Hernandez
Treehouse Teacher

Kathryn Notson,

Yep, we recorded CSS Foundations before we launched Workspaces, so there aren't Workspaces associated with the lessons. But, you can still use Workspaces as your text editorโ€“โ€“just like you would with Sublime or Notepad++.