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.