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Linking css files not working?

I'm on how-to-make-a-website/css-cascading-style-sheets/use-id-selectors and I've noticed that my css stylesheets aren't linking properly. Both normalize.css and main.css fail to make changes to my website.

I've checked the code, capitalization, spelling, folder placement, etc. against the videos and everything appears to be correct. I've cleared my browser cache (Chrome Version 49.0.2623.110 (64-bit) running on El Capitan) and restarted my browser session, no good.

I'm really scratching my head here. I'm happy to link to my code if someone would like to take a look, but I'm not sure how to do that from my workspace. Just c/p here?

I also have a support ticket pending for this, but any help in the meantime is much appreciated. I've looked around the forum and practiced my google-fu unsuccessfully.

Thanks in advance!

Here's the c/p of my index.html. You can see the links to my css near the top.

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>Michael Creel | Designer</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/normalize.css">
    <link rel"=stylesheet" href="css/main.css">
      <a href="index.html">
        <h1>Michael Creel</h1>
          <li><a href="index.html">Portfolio</a></li>
          <li><a href="about.html">About</a></li>
          <li><a href="contact.html">Contact</a></li>
          <a href="img/numbers-01.jpg">
            <img src="img/numbers-01.jpg" alt="">
            <p>Experimentation with color and texture.</p>
          <a href="img/numbers-02.jpg">
            <img src="img/numbers-02.jpg" alt="">
            <p>Playing with blending modes in photoshop.</p>
          <a href="img/numbers-06.jpg">
            <img src="img/numbers-06.jpg" alt="">
            <p>Trying to create an 80s style of glows.</p>
          <a href="img/numbers-09.jpg">
            <img src="img/numbers-09.jpg" alt="">
            <p>Drips created using photoshop brushes.</p>
          <a href="img/numbers-12.jpg">
            <img src="img/numbers-12.jpg" alt="">
            <p>Creating shapes using repetition.</p>
      <a href="http://twitter.com"><img src="img/twitter-wrap.png" alt="Twitter Logo"></a>
      <a href="http://facebook.com"><img src="img/facebook-wrap.png" alt="Facebook Logo"></a>
      <p>&copy; 2016 Michael Creel.</p>

Here's the contents of main.css.

body {
  text-decoration: none;
  background-color: orange;

1 Answer

anil rahman
anil rahman
7,786 Points

Yes i think you copy paste your workspace link here and we can fork it.

Alright, I've added comments with the contents of index.html and main.css above. Thanks!

Hah! I missed that the = and " were transposed on the link to main.css, how embarrassing. Thanks for helping me spot it!