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CSS styles not being applied / taking effect in browser or application.

New Here ,
Apr 01, 2023 Apr 01, 2023

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A couple days ago I started working on this HTML page with a contact form. And to make things more visually appealing, I'm using CSS rules to style my form, page, etc. However, I ran into an issue that I can't seem to get around. For some reason, while working on the stylesheet for my contact form, all of the rules / styles that I'm adding (after the formWrap I've applied) aren't taking effect. My stylesheet is properly linked, there's no error in my code, and I doubt that I've got an issue with caching (unless I'm wrong). At one point, I was wondering if the div tags I had created were the issue but I don't think that's the case either. Any form of help / advice would be greatly appreciated.  

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Apr 01, 2023 Apr 01, 2023

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Unless we can see the code and css its just a guessing game. Is there any mal-formed/unclosed css selectors in your stylesheet stopping the css cascade?

 

Is it possible for you to paste the form code and the css here in the forum or better still upload the page to a remote server and provide a link. Someone will be able to solve your issue.

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Apr 01, 2023 Apr 01, 2023

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What's the URL to your online problem page?

Answers are in your code. 

 

Some things to try:

  • Upload the CSS file again.
  • Upload the HTML file again.
  • Hard Refresh your browser (Ctrl + F5 or Ctrl + R).

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Apr 01, 2023 Apr 01, 2023

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If styles aren't working in Dreamweaver with Live View, that means they're not working anywhere.

You either have a coding problem or your style rules are being overridden by other CSS rules with higher specificity.

Cascading styles cascade downwards. 

 

We'll need to see your code to offer better answers.

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Apr 02, 2023 Apr 02, 2023

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Validate code with these online services:

HTML: https://validator.w3.org/

CSS: https://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
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