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In this step of the tutorial we will turn our 90s vibe, unstyled, application into a sleek, modern, application.

Change Branches

Move to a new branch

Create and move to a new branch called add-styles.
git checkout -b add-styles

Create Stylesheet

Now that we are on a new branch we can start adding our styles.

First let's create a folder to serve files from. We are going to call this public/.

Create public folder
mkdir public

Then let's create our stylesheet inside the public/ folder.

Create stylesheet
touch public/styles.css

Now let's update our server to serve all of the files in our public folder.

Add to app.js before routes

Finally lets link our stylesheet to our application

Add link to head of main.handlebars
<link rel="stylesheet" href="styles.css">

Update HTML

Now that our stylesheet is linked let's update our <html> a bit.

Update home.handlebars
<h1>Gif Search</h1>
<form action="/" method="GET">
<input type="text" name="term" autocomplete="off">
<button type="submit">Search</button>
<div class="gifs">
{{#each gifs}}
<div class="tenor-gif-embed" data-postid="{{}}" data-share-method="host" data-width="300px" data-height="300px">
<a href="{{this.url}}"></a>
<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>

Add Styles

Now that our <html> has been updated we can update our styles.

Update styles.css
* {
font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;

body {
overflow-x: hidden;
display: flex;
flex-direction: column;
align-items: center;
text-align: center;
background-color: #E6E6E6;
margin: 0;

header {
width: 100vw;
display: flex;
flex-direction: column;
align-items: center;
background-color: #5C7AEA;
color: #E6E6E6;
padding: 2rem;
margin-bottom: 2rem;

header > h1 {
font-size: 4rem;

header > form {
width: 35%;
display: flex;
flex-direction: row;
align-items: center;
justify-content: center;

header > form > input {
margin-right: 0;
border: 2px solid #E6E6E6;
border-right: none;
width: 80%;
font-size: 1rem;
border-radius: 10px 0px 0px 10px;
padding: .5rem;

header > form > button {
margin-left: 0;
border: 2px solid #E6E6E6;
border-left: none;
width: 15%;
font-size: 1rem;
padding: .5rem;
border-radius: 0px 10px 10px 0px;

.gifs {
width: 80%;
display: flex;
flex-direction: row;
align-items: center;
justify-content: center;
flex-wrap: wrap;
margin-bottom: 2rem;

Push To GitHub

In your terminal run the following commands, to push your current code to the add-styles branch on GitHub.

Add current changes to staging.
git add .
Commit current changes and call the commit Added Styling. (The -m flag lets us add a message)
git commit -m "Added Styling"
Push local changes to the remote repository. (origin is the name of the remote repository and add-styles is the branch name)
git push origin add-styles

You should see a link in your terminal following Create a pull request for 'add-styles' on GitHub by visiting:. Hold CMD and click the link. You will be brought to a pull request called Add Server. Press the button that says Create Pull Request then press the Merge Pull Request button. This will merge the add-styles branch with your main branch. In order to get the up to date main branch, locally, enter the following commands in your terminal.

Change to the main branch
git checkout main
Pull the updated main branch
git pull

🎉 Congrats 🎉

Nice! You just finished Dylan Player's Gif Search NodeJS Tutorial. Hope you enjoyed! Feel free to checkout other tutorials here. If you noticed any problems feel free to make a pull request here.