I encounter many questions where the OP is having trouble getting a CSS style sheet included, and is completely clueless as to how to debug the issue. Often, the only way they know to tell whether a style sheet gets loaded is that the rules are being applied.

Does anybody know of a reference question that covers (ideally with picshurz) how to

  1. Look into your browser's source code
  2. Locate any CSS embed instructions
  3. Utilize your inspector's "Net" tab to verify whether the style sheet has been loaded successfully

etc. etc.?

It is very tiring (not to mention excruciatingly boring) to do one-on-one support for this every time.

Current example here

  • You'd have to cover a lot of browsers, especially since different versions of the same browser have completely different inspectors.
    – user200500
    Commented Jan 11, 2013 at 14:57
  • @Asad true. I could live with instructions for one specific platform though - a web dev can be expected to download and install a new browser
    – Pekka
    Commented Jan 11, 2013 at 14:58


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