FAQ: Setup and Syntax - External Stylesheet

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For whatever reason when I move my CSS code into the CSS file and making sure everything is correct the paragraph doesn’t stay green. Must be some bug in the exercise.


Same initial thought, looks like 3 months later you didn’t get a response.

Also isn’t there suppose to be a reference to the .css file in the <head>? Adding the relative path should work.

  <link href='./style.css' rel='stylesheet'>

Does it matter the order of selectors? I looked up on google and it says left to right and top to bottom. Is that how we should organise the css file?

What exactly, step by step, am I supposed to do in this exercise? There’s no line of code written out as “style.css” for me to save anything to. When I gave up and clicked “view solution,” the code just looks exactly the same but without the element. Where and what was I supposed to type?