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Category:Help::TipsAndTricks | Category:Help::CSS When using CSS in your site it is usually best to place all CSS code in separate files and include them using a link in your head tag.

<link rel="stylesheet" href='css/fonts.css' type="text/css" media="screen, projection" />

With Code Igniter if you are using the apache mod_rewrite rule to remove the index.php file from your urls you need to change the rule to allow any linked css files to be loaded. By default the rule will re-direct any url that does not include the text "index.php", "images", or "robots.txt" to your default controller.

Default rule.

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond $1 !^(index\.php|images|robots\.txt)
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.php/$1 [L]

Modified rule to allow loading css files.

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond $1 !^(index\.php|images|robots\.txt|css)
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.php/$1 [L]

To make for more portable code use the url helper class to link your css file.

Load the url helper class in your controller.


Then use the url helper to link your css file.

<link rel="stylesheet" href='<?=base_url()?>css/reset.css' type="text/css" media="screen, projection" />

Further Reading Apache Mod_Rewrite Regular Expressions

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