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Styling Content - Fonts & Colors (Having trouble linking Google web fonts)

Hi, I'm having trouble linking google web font 'Nunito' in CSS, it isn't showing in my web browser. I think it might be a file path issue, but I'm not sure. If anyone would be able to offer any suggestions I'd really appreciate it, thanks.

4 Answers

Matt Campbell
Matt Campbell
9,767 Points

What are you writing in your code. Copy and paste your HTML and CSS here.

Hi Matthew,

Thanks and pls see code below, I renamed the css filename to style1.css

  <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">
  <link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Nunito' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/style1.css" type="text/css" media="screen">
    <div class="container clearfix">
      <div class="grid_4">
    <img src="img/img/logo.gif" alt="Smells Like Bakin">
  <div class="grid_8 omega">
      <ul class="nav">
        <li><a href="#">About</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">Cupcakes &amp; Prices</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">Locations</a></li>
        <li class="last"><a href="#">Contact Us</a></li>
    <div id="intro" class="grid_9">
      <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>
    <div class="grid_3 omega">
    <img src="img/img/you-bake-me-blush.gif" alt="You Bake Me Blush">

    <div id="featured-cupcake" class="grid_7">
      <h2>Cupcake of the Week</h2>
      <p>This week's featured cupcake is the <a href="#">Avocado Chocolate cupcakes</a>. Its strange combo of flavors will kick your taste buds into fiesta mode!</p>
      <img src="img/img/featured-cupcake.jpg" alt="Avocado Chocolate Cupcake">

    <div id="new-cupcakes" class="grid_5 omega">
      <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="img/img/new-cupcake-bacon.jpg" alt="Bacon Me Crazy">
      <img src="img/img/new-cupcake-jalapeno.jpg" alt="Jalapeno So Spicy">

    <h2>Inside the Kitchen</h2>
    <p>Smells Like Bakin' started out in the garage of the husband wife duo Allison &amp; Joseph, Allison is the baker, and Joseph found a way for them to make a business out of her tasty treats. Flash forward to today and they have a succesful 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>

      <p>We announce all of our new flavors first through Facebook &amp; Twitter, and even take requests!</p>
      <a href="http://www.facebook.com/SmellsLikeBakin"><img src="img/img/facebook.gif" alt="Facebook"></a>
      <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/smellslikebakin"><img src="img/img/twitter.gif" alt="Twitter"></a>

      <div id="copyright" class="grid_12">
        <p>&copy; 2012 Smells Like Bakin' Cupcake Company. All Rights Reserved.</p>

body {
    font-family: 'Nunito', sans-serif;
Chase Lee
Chase Lee
29,275 Points

I don't remember exactly. But try taking out the quotes from 'Nunito'.

31,206 Points

That will tell the browser to use Nunito if it's available somewhere. Did you make sure to link to the font in your head section of your HTML? Should look something like:

<link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Nunito:400,300,700' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>