Can not get CSS file


Question

My directory set up is like this :

app.js
vews
  home.html
  css
    style.css

My home file is like this :

<html>
<head>
  <title></title>
  <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/style.css" />
</head>
<body>

</body>
</html>

My app is like this :

var io   = require('socket.io'),
    url  = require('url'),
    sys  = require('sys'),
    express = require('express'),
    http=require('http');

var app = express();
var server = http.createServer(app);
var socket = io.listen(server);

app.engine('.html', require('ejs').__express);
app.set('views', __dirname + '/views');
app.set('view engine', 'html');

app.get('/', function(req, res){
    res.render('home');
});

app.listen(4000);
sys.puts('server running ' + 'now ' + Date.now());

The problem is when i run the app, css file can not be loaded.

1
39
11/15/2012 2:34:46 PM

Accepted Answer

Since .css files are static files you have to serve them to the clients. However, you do not serve static files as a express middleware. Add the following middleware to your express app and move the css folder under the public directory (you should create a public directory)

app.use(express.static(path.join(__dirname, 'public')));

So your final directory structure should look like this

app.js
views
  home.html
public
  css
    style.css

And do not forget to require path module

 var path = require('path')
104
11/15/2012 11:10:33 AM

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