Node.js won't send CSS in response

I'am trying to set up a client/server program with node.js. I have the following code, which returns a .html file when connected.


var http = require('http');
const fs = require('fs');
var server;

fs.readFile('./FrontPage.html', function (err, html){
if (err){
    throw err;

server = http.createServer(function (req, res) {
    res.writeHead(200, {
        "Content-Type": "text/html"
    console.log("HTTP response sent");

var port = 3000;
server.listen(port, function () {
    console.log("Server listening on port " + port);


    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="./css/FrontPageCSS.css">

<body style="background-image:url(./img/bg.jpg)">

<div id="header">
        <a href="./frontPage.html"><img src="./img/Logo.png" height="5%" width="5%" alt="logo"></a>
        <script src=""></script>
        <script src="./script/FrontPageJS.js"></script>

<div id="buttonWrapper">
    <div id="first" class="first">
        This is my first button

    <div id="second" class="second">
        This is my second button

When I access localhost on port 3000 in my browser, it returns the .html file without the CSS. When I open the .html individually via it's path, the CSS works just fine.

My question: Why is the CSS not included in the response and how can I include it?


CSS files are not included in HTML. They are downloaded by the browsers during HTML parsing.

Your example doesn't work because, when browser tries to get css/FrontPageCSS.css it obtains the HTML output because your server responds always with content of FrontPage.html file.

I suggest you to use some web framework as express:

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