Understanding CSS Color and RGB Colors

Knowing the right color for the right situation can make or break a project. This holds true in everything from commercials, college presentations, and of course web site design. Simple design areas like border color and background color can deliver very intense impacts on the simple HTML code written for a site.  

Through the use of CSS RGB, many color options are open for the designer. These can come in simple value formats such as simple direct namings like “blue,” “red,” or “purple.” You can choose to simply use one of the 145 named color values in CSS but that won’t cover the 16 million colors available in the CSS RGB range.

The use of CSS RGB color values allows you to refine the exact shade or tone needed on the site. That’s an option you just cannot throw aside when it comes to CSS design. In this brief guide, you will cover the basics of the RGB values and how to use them in your own CSS projects.

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Quick and Easy Guide to CSS Hex Color

The value of color is immeasurable for a designer of any aptitude. In the world of website design, it can be an important selling point for both the designer and end-user alike. Any range from vibrant reds and yellows to shallow grays can make an impact on the overall experience provided by the content. Color is the proverbial hammer that can hit the design nail on the head.

Using CSS, a designer can take generally bland HTML code and transform it into something that really makes the code pop on the page. Using simple color definitions such as “red,” “blue,” or “orange” can definitely do the trick.  

However, there is a massive world of color out there — with just the perfect shade you need. In this easy-to-follow guide, you will learn how to unlock those color options using the power of CSS Hex Codes.

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The CSS Box Model: Explained for Beginners

Working within the world of HTML using CSS, site design is the ultimate goal. To reach that goal, you need to have an understanding of the way elements on a page are laid out. Quite simply, the CSS Box Model provides a guide to layout those elements. 

The CSS Box Model is used to create a definition for the way the HTML elements are organized on the screen. This approach accounts for options such as margins, padding, borders, and all the properties that manipulate them. 

Each element can be thought of as having its own box. As all the elements on a page have to work together with each other, it is quite important to know just how each of those boxes works. This brief tutorial will help explain the box model for beginners.

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The Easy Guide to Understanding CSS Border Style

Using CSS borders in your HTML work can add great design options and separate content to a webpage. However, that is only the initial step in using those borders. CSS is all about applying creative styling to HTML and the world of CSS borders is no exception to this.

The CSS Border Style property provides the options to visually define the applied CSS border itself. In this easy-to-follow guide, you will see how to apply the CSS border styles as well as how to take them a step further to create some spice to the designs. If you are new to CSS in general, please refer to the Basics of CSS guide first to get a good bearing on the general CSS concepts.

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Quick and Easy Guide to the CSS Border Side Property

If you need content to separate and pop on your HTML page, CSS Borders are the tool for you. Taking it further you can work on border sides to really enhance the effects!

Adding borders to an HTML page through CSS allows for the designer to amplify focus to a particular element or even create a uniform appearance for others. Changing the design for a confirmation button on a store page is one example. 

Another example might be adding similar borders for a navigation menu to keep its appearance uniform across all pages of a site. Manipulating the sides of applied borders can help with these design concerns.

Thankfully, using the CSS border side property is not a difficult task to master. Calling the property into effect is as easy as applying color and line formats to it. Even if you are new to the world of HTML and CSS design, this guide will help guide you through the process with easy-to-follow example code and images. 

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The Easy Guide to the CSS Border Shorthand Property

In this easy-to-follow guide, the concept of using the CSS shorthand border property will be covered with code and image examples to help guide CSS beginners through the process. If this is your first foray into using CSS shorthand, do not fret. Only basic knowledge of HTML is required to get going with the guide.

The shorthand method in CSS refers to the ability to call multiple properties as a collected form.  This has two notable direct benefits for the CSS designer. First, using CSS shorthand is a great method to not only increase the speed of your working process but also a cleaner format to layout the design as well. These are also optimization cornerstones also covered in the CSS Background Shorthand post that can help enforce the shorthand usage.

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CSS Basics: Beginner-friendly Guides to Get You Started with CSS

Learning a new programming language can seem intimidating but getting started with CSS basics can be a quick and fun endeavor. 

While the expanded concepts and design options available with CSS can be quite impressive, it is the basics of design that help build your skillset towards a solid process foundation. CSS is the proverbial paintbrush for the canvas that is HTML.

Within this Udacity hub of CSS basics tutorial content, you will find easy-to-follow guides complete with step-by-step instruction to move you through the basic concepts. Sample code and images are provided to enhance the material as well. The hub will grow as more content is made available. Be sure to check in as more CSS basics are added to the CSS toolbox for you to work with.

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