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HTML How to Make a Website Creating HTML Content Include External CSS

Elena Paraschiv
Elena Paraschiv
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If the css would not be in a folder and instead indented the same as the html file

Would it then be a good practice to link it inside the html as <link rel="stylesheet" href="normalize.css"> instead of <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/normalize.css"> as it would be in the folder.

2 Answers

Hi Elena,

If your stylesheet was within a css folder your code would look similar to this:

<link rel="stylesheet" href="css/style.css" type="text/css">

The file structure might look as follows:

  • index.html (file)
  • css (folder)
    • style.css (file)

whereas if it was at the same level as index.html it would appear as follows:

<link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" type="text/css">

The file structure might look as follows:

  • index.html (file)
  • style.css (file)

Is this what you mean?


If I understand what you are asking, you would leave the /css off of the path to the css file. That is the path. If the file is not where you say it is, it will not work. It is not a matter of best practice. It is the only practice.