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normalize & grid

I need help with my code, I did add the normalize & grid forms to my code but when I refresh my chrome I don't see any changes. Please help. Here is my code:

<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <meta http=equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"/> <title>Smells Like Bakin' Cupcake Company</title> <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/normalize.css" type="text/css" media="screen" <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/grid.css" type="text/css" media="screen"

</head> <body> <!--start of container--> <div class="container clearfix"> <div class="grid_4"> <img src="file://localhost/Users/yordansanchez/Desktop/websitewaters-island01-stage03/img/logo.gif" alt="Smells Like Bakin"> <ul class="nav"> <li><a href="#">About</a></li> <li><a href="#">Cupcakes & Prices</a></li> <li><a href="#">Locations</a></li> <li class="last"><a href="#">Contac Us</a></li> </ul> <div id="intro"> <h1>Opposites really do attract, especially in our kitchen! We combine unexpected flavors that melt together to create ironically delicious desserts.</h1> <p><a href="#" class="btn">Browse Our Cupcakes</a></p>

    <img src="file://localhost/Users/yordansanchez/Desktop/websitewaters-island01-stage03/img/you-bake-me-blush.gif" alt="You Bake Me Blush">
    <div id="featured-cupcake">
        <h2>Cupcake of the Week</h2>
        <p>This week's featured cupcake is the <a href="#">Avocado Chocolate Cupcake</a>. Its strange combo of flavors will kick your taste buds into fiesta mode!</p>
        <img src="file://localhost/Users/yordansanchez/Desktop/websitewaters-island01-stage03/img/featured-cupcake.jpg" alt="Featured-Cupcake">


    <div id="new-cupcakes">

<h2>Fresh Out the Oven</h2> <p>Our newest cupcakes are <a href="#">Bacon Me Crazy</a> and <a href="#">Jalapeno So Spicy</a>. </p> <img src="file://localhost/Users/yordansanchez/Desktop/websitewaters-island01-stage03/img/new-cupcake-bacon.jpg" alt="Bacon Me Crazy"> <img src="file://localhost/Users/yordansanchez/Desktop/websitewaters-island01-stage03/img/new-cupcake-jalapeno.jpg" alt="Jalapeno So Spicy"> </div> <h2>Inside the kitchen</h2> <p>Smells Like Bakin' started out in the garage of the husband wife duo Allison & Joseph. Allison is the baker, and Joseph found a way for them tomake a business ot of her tasty treats. Flash forward to today and they have a successful store front, catering business and cupcake truck. </p> <p><a href="#" class="btn-small">Read More</a></p>

<h2>Get Bakin' with us</h2>

<div id="contact"> <p>Call us: <span>1-555-CUP-CAKE</span><br>Email us: <a href="#">bakeon@smellslikebakin.com</a></p> </div> <p>We announce all of our flavors first through Facebook & Twitter, and even take requests!</p> <a href="http://www.facebook.com/SmellsLikeBakin"></a><img src="file://localhost/Users/yordansanchez/Desktop/websitewaters-island01-stage03/img/facebook.gif" alt="Facebook"> <a href="http://www.tweeter.com/#!/smellslikebakin"></a><img src="file://localhost/Users/yordansanchez/Desktop/websitewaters-island01-stage03/img/twitter.gif" alt="Tweeter"> <div id="copyright"> <p>Ā© 2012 Smells Like Bakin' Cupcake Company. All Rights Reserved.</p> </div>

</div> </body> </html>

1 Answer

Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
28,148 Points

Two things to check.

First, view your source code and make sure that there actually is content in your normalize and grid css, and not an empty file.

If you do that, and you can see that the css is pulling in, than you know the issue is with your code.

Depending on what you have for CSS already, you may not notice anything different with normalize.css. It just smooths out all the little differences in default style the browsers apply. You don't have much content there, so there would be little to no visual change. Normalize gives you a fresh, blank, even starting ground.

As far as grid.css goes, I didn't see any grid specific classnames in your markup, and so it would do nothing if that was the case.