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CSS CSS Foundations Selectors Type Selectors

I am not sure why I cannot link my html to css?

I am confused as to why I can't seem to get my html to link to css so the external styles are shown on the browser.

Hi Rana,

Can you post the <head> section of your html page?

Are you doing this locally or in workspaces?

4 Answers

Ken Alger
Ken Alger
Treehouse Teacher


You have a typo in:

<link rel="stylsheet" href="css/style.css"/>

Your missing an "e" in stylesheet. ;-)

Happy coding,


Thanks! That did the trick lol!

I have a macbook and I am using sublime text editor 2 and here is my html:

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>CSS Selectors</title>
    <link rel="stylsheet" href="css/style.css"/>
    <h1>Learning About <span>CSS Selectors</span></h1>
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    <h2>Selectors Match <span>HTML Elements</span></h2>
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        Pellentesque posuere risus a purus auctor sagittis. Quisque lorem ligula, imperdiet vel faucibus vitae, mollis at leo. Proin ac commodo odio, sed tempor nibh. Nunc vel mauris in quam ultrices ornare. Aenean sagittis eget magna ut sodales.

Here is my CSS:

body {
    background-color: #cadde5;
    padding: 40px;

h1 {
    color: #2980b9
    font-size: 40px;

h2 {
    color: #e74c3c;
Blaize Pennington
Blaize Pennington
13,878 Points

Make sure you are linking to the correct file. Also I don't know if this breaks the page but here is my syntax for a link <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/style.css">

Make sure your css file is titled style.css and is located inside the css folder. Next make sure your index.html file is in the parent folder to the css folder, if it is not you may have to type ../css/style.css

Next try the type="text/css" I honestly don't know if it is required, but I always put it.

Oh and you do not need to close your link tag with the / at the end.