Update – May 3, 2017 – if you are using Laravel 5.3 you can check out the Html class in Laravel Collective’s class here. The Html class is no longer part of a vanilla Laravel install—for good reason in my opinion—and Laravel Collective is now the maintainer. All the same functionality, just install their package.
Original – October 13, 2013 Here is a simple how-to with Laravel if you are wondering how to link to CSS correctly from a View. I was having trouble finding it in the documentation or in an article online, so hopefully people can find this article and rejoice!
In your Blade template you can just include:
By using the HTML class using the style method you can take care of the linking to the public folder. I typically store my Sass files (.scss) in a stylesheets folder that compile into a main.css file in a css folder. Since the HTML class using the style method links to the public folder, I just need to include that extra directory level in my URI.
Here it is in a sample Blade layout:
If you are looking for more info on the style method or the HTML class in general check out the
/vendor/laravel/framework/src/Illuminate/Html/HtmlBuilder.php html/src/HtmlBuilder.php in your project the Laravel Collective Html package. There is more happening than just linking to the public directory when using the style method – you can even do things like specify the screen type.
Feel free to comment if you have any thing to add to this quick, easy example!