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How to Set the Color of the Background

Lesson 18 from: Build a Responsive Website Using HTML5 & CSS3

Daniel Walter Scott

How to Set the Color of the Background

Lesson 18 from: Build a Responsive Website Using HTML5 & CSS3

Daniel Walter Scott

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18. How to Set the Color of the Background

Lessons

Class Trailer

Getting Started

1

How This Class is Structured

01:41
2

What to Download

02:57

Introduction to HTML & CSS

3

Creating Our First Webpage

05:55
4

What is HTML5 & CSS3

08:24
5

Head vs. Body vs. Html Tag

09:01
6

Title & Description

05:54
7

What Code Editor Should I Use

02:42
8

Using Diy Tags

06:26
9

What is a CSS Class

09:05
10

How to Create Nested Divs

05:03
11

Class Project

05:24
12

External CSS

09:07
13

Creating Our Index Style Pages

12:16

Project 1: Restaurant Website

14

Testing Your Website

08:47
15

Check Your Code For Errors

11:01
16

What are HTML5 Structure Tags

05:47
17

Add HTML5 structure elements

16:02
18

How to Set the Color of the Background

05:10
19

Adding Images to a Website

04:38
20

How to Center an Image

01:14
21

Change the Font Size & Color

14:11
22

Make a Clickable Link

08:45
23

Stretching Background Image

05:38
24

Making a Div Tag Transparent

02:36
25

Simple Website Text Navigation

06:43
26

CSS Compound Classes

07:02
27

Class Project 02

02:05
28

Class Project 02 - COMPLETE

04:48
29

Add an Email Button to a Website

03:49
30

Add Google Maps to Your Website

11:25
31

Making a Website Live

16:50
32

Uploading via SFTP

11:50
33

Setting Up Our New Project

03:46

Project 2: Bike Repair Website

34

CSS Reset

15:22
35

Min-height vs. Height

07:01
36

Div Tags Onto One Line

05:23
37

Getting div tags onto one line using Flexbox in HTML & CSS

05:23
38

Evenly Spaced Div Tags

04:42
39

Two Div Tags of Different Sizes

07:13
40

Vertically Center Content

07:20
41

Class Project 3

02:51
42

Class Project 3 - COMPLETE

05:39
43

Change Default Fonts

04:19
44

Installing Google Fonts

12:44
45

What are PX & EM & REM

14:56
46

Change Line Height

04:33
47

SVG vs. JPG vs. PNG

07:04
48

How to Create a SVG, JPG, or PNG

11:00
49

Block Images vs. Background Images

08:32
50

Finishing Up Our Cards

09:10
51

Icons via Font Awesome

16:31
52

Making a Div Container Clickable

09:55
53

Box-sizing & Border-box

06:19
54

How to Make A Colored Button

07:46
55

Why Can't I Add Margin or Paddding

11:08
56

Rounded Corners

04:17
57

Drop Shadows

06:24
58

Backup Your Website

05:00
59

Reusing a Button Class

03:10
60

Class Project 04

02:58
61

Class Project 04 -COMPLETE

05:45
62

Adding a Horizontal Rule

03:51
63

Make Divs Wrap Onto Separate Lines

12:14
64

Hover Color & Animating a Button

03:33
65

Pseudo Classes

09:31
66

Simple Dropdown Navigation

20:04
67

Adding Our Dropdown to the Website

14:50
68

Useful Shortcuts and Tips in VS Code

13:28
69

Large Background Image

09:24
70

How to Connect 2 Pages

10:42
71

Simple PHP Form Work

17:49
72

Placeholder Form Text

05:46
73

Form Check Marks

03:04
74

Multi Line Form Text Box

02:18
75

Form Radio Button

06:07
76

Form Drop Down Menu

05:48
77

How to Style Your Form

12:55

Project 3: Responsive Portfolio Website

78

What does responsive website design mean

04:17
79

How to change a website layout size color when at different sizes using media queries

11:28
80

How to test your website on a tablet or mobile phone from Visual Studio Code

06:00
81

How to change the layout of a responsive website for mobile vs desktop

16:02
82

How to turn things on and off for mobile tablet & desktop responsive websites

06:03
83

What is pixel density responsive images pixel ratio dp px in webdesign

14:47
84

How to export responsive images for website from XD Photoshop Illustrator

05:11
85

How to add responsive images to website using 100% width in HTML & CSS

06:08
86

How to use srcset to change images in HTML for responsive website

11:18
87

How to add a css style to the first line of a p tag on a website (

11:18
88

How to make the header footer full width but the inside centered

05:36
89

Class Project 05 – Header design

03:12
90

Class Project 05 – Header design COMPLETE

06:25
91

How to use a span tag or span class in HTML to change text

10:32
92

How to pin the navigation to the top of a website fixed nav

03:17
93

How to make a simple responsive mobile menu using CSS only

08:21
94

What is Javascript vs Jquery in website web design

06:35
95

How to make a burger menu 3 line mobile navigation for a website

15:11
96

How to switch a menu nav from desktop to mobile phone

21:45

Project 4: Bootstrap Yogurt Website

97

Overview of what Bootstrap 4 is in website design

07:57
98

How to install Bootstrap 4 on a website using Visual Studio Code

06:27
99

Quick overview of how the Bootstrap Grid Layout works in VS Code

10:49
100

Quick overview of how Bootstrap Components works in VS Code

09:23
101

Quick overview of how Bootstrap CSS Styles works in VS Code

08:20
102

How to customize the default Bootstrap 4 css styles

13:51
103

How to use Bootstrap Layout Grid Experiment 1

10:20
104

How to make 100% header & uneven widths in Bootstrap 4

07:16
105

How to create uneven col widths in Bootstrap 4

07:27
106

How to add padding & margins using Bootstrap 4 in VS Code

12:03
107

How to change layout of Bootstrap depending on mobile or desktop

15:46
108

How to turn things on & off on your website using Bootstrap 4

05:30
109

Google Chrome Inspect

12:40
110

Add Shadows to Text & Boxes

07:06
111

Change the Default Buttons

06:16
112

Responsive Images in Bootstrap 4

09:34
113

How to Center Text & Div Tags

04:16
114

Customize the Bootstrap Navbar

07:29
115

Add Your Own Logo

03:58
116

Change the Default Nav Styles

12:12
117

Fix the Navigation to the Top

04:41
118

Col Images & Col Background

07:56
119

Bootstrap Border & Rounded Corners

04:20
120

Bootstrap 4 Carousels

05:13
121

Card Groups

03:29
122

Drop Shadows On Bootstrap Cards

02:25
123

Clickable Boxes in Bootstrap 4

04:02

Final Quiz

124

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

How to Set the Color of the Background

Hi there in this video, we're going to go from this plane, a white background to, to this toxic green color. Basically. I'm going to show you how to color the background using your html body tag. And then I go off on a bit of a tangent to discuss rgb colors and hex decimal colors. And how to use this little color slider, pick a thing. It's all ahead of you in this next class. All right. So now we need to color this background part here. So there's white. Okay. We can't can color just the container because the containers just sitting here in the middle. Okay. So we need another way. Imagine if there was a tag that wraps around right around everything on our page. Look at that body tag. It's already there. Okay. And this is the tag that you style. Okay. To change the complete background color. Now we could put the body down the end here, but it's really common to have it at the top. Okay. So buddy, remember it doesn't need a period or a full stop in front of it. Okay, just type buddy and...

we're gonna add our background. Use this loads of times Now background color. There he is. We're going to pick one of these random colors for the moment. Really. Let's check out what coral is and and it's yeah, kind of like it kind of do. It's not working with these colors, but that is how to change the background color. We'll do background images later on in the course. But for the moment I want to focus a little bit on color because using coral and red and indian red and ruby red, there's lots of different kind of naming, I don't know who's in charge of naming those colors, but hey, that's what they are. Often what we want to do is just hover above it with your mouse. I'm not doing anything, I'm not clicking on it, I'm just hovering above it. It's kind of weird and obvious code. Sometimes it turns on, you're like, sometimes you just can't make it turn on even though you really want to, so just hover above it won't turn on now. It will. Okay, and then down here we can do a couple of things. This kind of far right slider is the hue. Okay, so drag it to get it roughly in the zone to say we want to change this to ah let's say bright green, just because we get in the bright green range and we go, do we want a bit more yellow, yellowy green or you know, a bit more of a bluey green? Let's go the bluey green. Okay then over here is the capacity. Okay, so how see through it is for a background color? You can't really have see through this. Okay, or opacity because there's nothing to see through to. Okay, but later on that'll be useful and in here it's where this dot ends up. So you click hold and move it around. So if I go up here, it doesn't matter what the hue is. I'm going to have white which is RGB 255 across all of them. Cool. So what I want to do is get back into it by hovering above it. Okay and going back into here grabbing the green, getting the kind of bluey green and then clicking in here and just kind of getting it to where I feel it should look nice and that's what I want to do. I'm picking a random color for the moment now just click off in the background or move your mouse away. You notice the colors change from being RgB sorry, from a name to this red, green and blue mixture and those red mixed with green mixed with blue makes that kind of crazy green color. Let's save it and let's test it. And the brother, that's the wrong place there it is. This my green. Another way to do colors is to use hex to decimal colors. So I'm going to delete all of that now. This is for the people that know already. So let's say that you do know what a hex to decimal number is, starts with hash and often people will use three or six digit code. I'm just going to fake one. So it turns out if I hit those keys randomly on my keyboard, I get a green. Okay, so it's it's either three or six digits, mainly six digits. And where do we get these colors from there. They actually made up of red, green and blue. So the first two digits read second two digits are green. Last two digits blue. You don't need to know that but and let's say that you're working with brand guidelines so you're working for a corporate client. They might give you this exodus symbol number or the RGB number and you can type in whichever works for you for me I'm working from this mock up here in XD. We'll look at XD later on but this code this color in the background. I've clicked on my name up here. Don't worry if you've never used XD um we'll talk about it later on in the course I click on this and you can see that gives me my hex to decimal number or it could go RgB I could type those in. Okay. All the different kinds of web like creation like design products like you could use Photoshop or illustrator or XD or sketch to design your website but you build it in venus code and then just figure out what the codes are. Color codes you want to use. Okay that's the code I want I'm going to copy it. I'm gonna go into bs code and that my friend it's the kind of dark gray that I want to save it browser. That's the dark green. Okay the first bit was easy. We talked about adding the body tag and then I went on a little bit too long about colors felt like it was the time to do it, but maybe it was, maybe it's for later. We'll cover it again as we go through. If that felt a bit fast, I'm back for lunch. I've had a coffee racing through stuff. Slow down and take breaths and I will see you in the next video. We have taken a breath.

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