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

kevin baker
kevin baker
1,561 Points

Include External CSS Didn't Work

The css stylesheet didn't take effect. Here's my markup:

<head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Name | Title</title> <link rel=“stylesheet” href=“css/normalize.css”> </head> <body> <header>


Can you open up your web developer tools (usually Cmd-Opt-I on Mac, Ctrl-Alt-I on Windows) and see if there are any errors? If so, click on them and tell me what they say.

Also, is this your entire HTML file? If it is, you need to add a doctype, and you should probably add html, head, and body elements.

3 Answers

Hey kevin baker,

I think you had some trouble posting your code. Just to make sure, double check that you link tag is in fact within the head tags.

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Name | Title</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/normalize.css">
    <!-- your code -->

Also make sure that the normalize.css file is within the css folder/directory and that the css directory is in all lowercase letters.

kevin baker
kevin baker
1,561 Points

I opened the developer tools, but they're meaningless to me :)

Here's the code from the CSS exercise. I'm stuck on the part where I just entered the CSS stylesheet. When I refreshed the workspace and clicked preview, it was clear the CSS stylesheet had not taken effect (font was the same, bullets were present in the nav, etc.). Thanks!

<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Name | Title</title> <link rel=“stylesheet” href=“css/normalize.css”> </head> <body> <header> <a href="index.html"> <h1>Kevin R. Baker</h1> <h2>Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist</h2> </a> <nav> <ul> <li><a href="index.html">Portfolio</a></li> <li><a href="about.html">About</a></li> <li><a href="contact.html">Contact</a></li> </ul> </nav> </header> <section> <ul> <li> <a href="img/numbers-01.jpg"> <img src="img/numbers-01.jpg" alt=""> <p>Experimentation with color and texture.</p> </a> </li> <li> <a href="img/numbers-02.jpg"> <img src="img/numbers-02.jpg" alt=""> <p>Playing with blending modes in photoshop.</p> </a> </li> <li> <a href="img/numbers-06.jpg"> <img src="img/numbers-06.jpg" alt=""> <p>Trying to create an 80s style of glows.</p> </a> </li> <li> <a href="img/numbers-09.jpg"> <img src="img/numbers-09.jpg" alt=""> <p>Drips created with photoshop brushes.</p> </a> </li> <li> <a href="img/numbers-12.jpg"> <img src="img/numbers-12.jpg" alt=""> <p>Creating shapes using repetition.</p> </a> </li> </ul> </section> <footer> <a href="http://twitter.com/nickrp"> <img src="img/twitter-wrap.png" alt="Twitter Logo"></a> <a href="https://business.facebook.com"> <img src="img/facebook-wrap.png" alt="Facebook Logo"></a> <p>© 2015 Name.</p> </footer> </body> </html>

7,788 Points

Did you ever get an answer to this? I was having the same problem and finally noticed that my folder name in the file tree was CSS (all caps) and not css. I changed that, saved everything and it worked.