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CSS

grid.css doesn't affect my site

Hi, I just created the grid.css using notepad++, then I applied some changes to it, nothing happened. Here is the code from grid.css:

.container{
    width: 1000px;
    margin: auto; 
 }

Here is the code from index.html:

<head>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"/>
    <title>Smells Like Bakin' Cupcake Company</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/normalize.css" type="text/css" media="screen">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/grid.css" type="text/css" media="screen">
</head>

I might have done something wrong, or created a wrong folder.

Here what I did to the folder: I created a folder placed on desktop. Inside the folder, there are css folder containing img folder, grid.css, and normalize.css, index.html.

Did I do something wrong?

Any help is appreciated!

1 Answer

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

Danny Lee - Sounds like you have an issue with your file paths, check out this tutorial on absolute vs relative file paths

Thanks for your response. I still cannot correct my files. Could you please help me? Here is the codes that I copy from my index.html: <!DOCTYPE HTML> <html> <head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"/> <title>Smells Like Bakin' Cupcake Company</title> <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/normalize.css" type="text/css" media="screen"> <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/grid.css" type="text/css" media="screen"> </head> <body> <div class="container"> <img src="img/logo.gif" alt="Smells Like Bakin'"> <ul clas="nav"> <li><a href="#"> About</a></li> <li><a href="#"> Cupcakes & Prices</a></li> <li><a href="#"> Location</a></li> <li class="last"><a href="#"> Contact Us</a></li> </ul> <div id="intro"> <h1>Opposites really do attract, especially in our kitchen! We combine unexpected flavors that melt together to create ironically delicious desserts. </h1> <p><a href="#" class="btn"> Browse Our Cupcakes</a></p> </div> <img src="img/you-bake-me-blush.gif" alt="You Bake Me Blush"> <div> <h2>Cupcake of the Week</h2> <p>This week's featured cupcake is the <a href="#">Avocado Chocolate Cupcake</a>. It's strange combo of flavors will kick your taste buds into fiesta mode! </p> <img src="img/featured-cupcake.jpg" alt="Avocado Chocolate Cupcake"> </div>

    <div id="new-cupcakes">
        <h2>Fresh Out the Oven</h2>
        <p>Our newest cupcakes are <a href="#">Bacon Me Crazy</a> and <a href="#">JalapeƱo So Spicy</a>.</p>
        <img src="img/new-cupcake-bacon.jpg" alt="Bacon Me Crazy">
        <img src="img/new-cupcake-jalapeno.jpg" alt="Jalapeno So Spicy">
    </div>

    <h2>Inside the Kitchen</h2>
    <p>Smells Like Bakin' started out in the garage of husband wife duo Allison &amp; Joseph. Allison is the baker, and Joseph found a way for them to make a business out of her tasty treats. Flash toward to today and they have a successful store front catering business and cupcake truck. </p>
    <p><a href="#" class="btn-small"> Read More</a></p>

    <h2>Get Bakin' with Us</h2>

    <div id="contact">
        <p>Call us: <span>1-800-cup-cake</span><br>
        Email us: <a href="#">bakeon@smellslikebakin.com</a></p>
    </div>

    <p>We announce all of our new flavors first through facebook &amp; tweeter, and even take requests!</p>
    <a href="http://wwww.facebook.com/SmellsLikeBakin"><img src="img/facebook.gif" alt="Facebook"></a>
    <a href="http://www.twitter.com/SmellsLikeBakin"><img src="img/twitter.gif" alt="Twitter"></a>

    <div id="copyright">
        <p>&copy; 2012 Smells Like Bakin' Cupcake Company&reg;. All Rights Reserve.</p>
    </div>

</div>

</body> </html>

Here is the codes from grid.css /* Width: 1000px # Columns: 12 Column width: 65px Gutter: 20px

*/ .grid_1 { width: 65px; } .grid_2 { width: 150px; } .grid_3 { width: 235px; } .grid_4 { width: 320px; } .grid_5 { width: 405px; } .grid_6 { width: 490px; } .grid_7 { width: 575px; } .grid_8 { width: 660px; } .grid_9 { width: 745px; } .grid_10 { width: 830px; } .grid_11 { width: 915px; } .grid_12 { width: 1000px; }

.grid_1, .grid_2, .grid_3, .grid_4, .grid_5, .grid_6, .grid_7, .grid_8, .grid_9, .grid_10, .grid_11, .grid_12 { margin: 0 20px 10px 0; float: left; display: block; } .alpha { margin-left: 0px; } .omega { margin-right: 0px; }

.container{ width: 1000px; margin: auto; }

.clear {clear: both; display:block; overflow:hidden; visibility:hidden; width:0; height:0;}

Thanks in advance.

Frederic Soloy
Frederic Soloy
10,861 Points

Hi Danny Lee, did you save your 'grid.css' in the same folder that your 'index.css'? It's look like the browser cannot find the file in the right folder. The code look find.

Yes, I idid. I copied all the codes from the video tutorial and pasted it to my index.html. It worked. I have no idea why? Everything is ok now.

Thanks for your help!

J. M.
J. M.
15,389 Points

I apologize in advance if I'm misunderstanding you, but it sounds like you have the index.html inside your CSS folder.

It should not be in the CSS folder. It should be in the folder that contains the CSS folder. Like this:

File Organization