Welcome to the Treehouse Community

Want to collaborate on code errors? Have bugs you need feedback on? Looking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project? Get support with fellow developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels here with the Treehouse Community!

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today.

Start your free trial

General Discussion

Opening HTML with safari

Hello, this may sound like a ridiculously beginner question, but for some reason, although the file is .html (it is an html file, I've checked through finder, control clicked my file, pressed get info, and found it to be of html type) I can't open my file through safari! Although there is substantial code in my html file, what displays is, "Your Website" creating your own website is easy with a mac... which is kind of ironic. I'de love to be able to figure out why this is responding in such a manner.

I downloaded google chrome also, and the same problem occurs. I also downloaded internet explorer, only to learn that mountain lion doesn't support power pc applications. Through safari I enabled the develop tab in the menu bar, and tried internet explorer through there. Although this seems like a very basic and quick fix, I'm stuck! Please help, walker

3 Answers

Nevermind! i figured it out

Guil Hernandez
Guil Hernandez
Treehouse Teacher

Good to hear, Walker :)

If you'd like, can you also post your solution? It might be helpful to others who come across the same issue.


I actually just changed the location of the file, if I remembered correctly it was located in some very generic place, such as Macintosh HD/User/Documents, or wherever the default place for saving something On textEdit was. I moved it to a folder called Projects on my Desktop. That's what changed it. It was strange because I couldn't find help in the mac forums, I felt like I was the first person to encounter such a thing, even though I probably wasn't. Thanks!