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Working with css, images, and jQuery in CodeIgniter

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I spent a lot of time for seeking an appropriate solution to use external stylesheets in CodeIgniter. If you are not patient, I think you will give up the racing.

Here is the silver point I have found. It can be described briefly as follows:

Typically, create an “assets” directory for files that need to be accessed like the following:


Pay attention to that all file references are usually based upon the index.php file. This means you would access a css file via “assets/styles/mystyle.css”

When I want to use a stylesheet and javascript links, I usually do the following:

<link href="<?php echo base_url().'assets/styles/style.css';?>" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />

You could try several instructions as follows:




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