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HTML How to Make a Website Customizing Colors and Fonts Add Fonts

Teacher Russell
Teacher Russell
16,873 Points

linking folders

I can make css work in style tags in my html, cut and paste them into a css file with the correct link, and it doesn't work. I've been trying for weeks. I've studied on Treehouse and watched dozens of videos and read chats. I once got a very simple html css link to work using notepad, but it won't work on notepad++, and if I add more complicated content to the notepad attempt, it again doesn't work. How can it work in style tags and not in a css file, including the css file that worked well when I had only typed a few lines? I'm not doing this on workspace, but hopefully my description can help someone understand what's happening?:)

index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>Nick Pettit | Designer</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/normalize.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/main.css">
  </head>
  <body>
    <header>
      <a href="index.html" id="logo">
        <h1>Nick Pettit</h1>
        <h2>Designer</h2>
      </a>
      <nav>
        <ul>
          <li><a href="index.html" class="selected">Portfolio</a></li>
          <li><a href="about.html">About</a></li>
          <li><a href="contact.html">Contact</a></li>
        </ul>
      </nav>
    </header>
    <div id="wrapper">
      <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 80's style of glows.</p>
            </a>
          </li>
          <li>
            <a href="img/numbers-09.jpg">
              <img src="img/numbers-09.jpg" alt="">
              <p>Drips created using 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="http://facebook.com/nickpettit"><img src="img/facebook-wrap.png" alt="Facebook Logo"></a>
        <p>&copy; 2014 Nick Pettit.</p>
      </footer>
    </div>
  </body>
</html>
css/main.css
a {
  text-decoration: none;
}

#wrapper {
  max-width: 940px;
  margin: 0 auto;
}

#logo {
  text-align: center;
  margin: 0;
}

h1, h2 {
  color: #fff;
}

nav a {
  color: #fff;
}

nav a:hover {
  color: #32673f;
}

1 Answer

Evgeniia Mas
Evgeniia Mas
4,452 Points

Hello! It doesn't depend on your editor, but the structure of your project. When you include styles in your html file it "sees" them, if styles in css file and they are not used when html is runnig - there is an eror in links, I think. You should have such structure as I see from your information.

project folder

in it 

index.html

folder css

      and inside of folder css you have two files 

                               main.css and normalize.css

If you still have problems - upload the whole project to Dropbox or something like that and give us a link so we could try to help you. I undestand that trying to solve this issue for weeks can drive crazy absolutely everyone! Share with us and we'll try it together!