CSS Colour Syntax Options

There are four main css colour syntax options. name hex rgb hsl Here are four ‘div’ elements with a black background and white text color. Each div is styles using colour syntax corresponding to the class name of that div. See the Pen CSSColourSyntaxOptions1 by Daniel (@Parsons) on CodePen. CSS Named Colours The css named…

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CSS Basic Animation Effects

CSS Basic Animation Effects can be achieved using the @keyframe rule and the css animation properties. There are eight css animation properties and some of them will be used in this tutorial. First of all to begin this tutorial we create a simple ‘div’ element with some css styles to make a blue circle. See…

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CSS Flex Animation Tutorial

In this CSS flex animation tutorial how to center an element on the page is described and shown with css animations. First of all lets begin with a div element and some css which give the element a ‘width’, ‘height’, and ‘background-color’. See the Pen cssFlexAnimationTutorialOne by Daniel (@Parsons) on CodePen. Now to prepare for…

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CSS Simple Shape Transition

A css simple shape transition is possible by using CSS transitions. First of all with a ‘div’ element with a class of ‘square’ is added to the html. In the css a square is created using a ‘width’, ‘height’ and ‘background-color’ property. See the Pen cssSimpleShapeTransition1 by Daniel (@Parsons) on CodePen. The ‘.square:hover’ pseudo element…

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Basic CSS Animation Introduction

This basic CSS animation introduction should help anyone interested in learning how to animate elements using CSS. Before beginning it is worth noting the CSS animation syntax. The browser support for css animations should be considered as browser prefixes may be need. The @keyframe rule is used to define the ‘animation-name‘ property, define the animation…

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CSS Box-Shadow Property

The css box-shadow property can add some visual interest to any website. Shadow effects can be added to elements to create some nice effects. First of all here is a basic ‘div’ element with some css styles that create a red rectangle with a blue border. See the Pen boxshadow1 by Daniel (@Parsons) on CodePen.…

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Using CSS Media Queries

Using CSS media queries for responsive web design has become a relatively standard practice in web design today. Since the advent of smart phones and tablets using CSS media queries is necessary for designers to achieve a design that will scale to all devices. First of all a html5 document needs to be created. On…

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CSS text-shadow Property

To understand the CSS text-shadow Property it is best to get familiar with the behaviour of how text-shadow works. The example above adds a dark grey text shadow to the black default text. First of all the the shadow is set with an offset-x value of ‘1px’ for the horizontal distance. The second value also…

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CSS Font-family Property

The CSS font-family property is fundamental to web design. The appearance of a website is largely determined by the choice of fonts made by the web designer. A mood, look and feel can be set with the use of the CSS font-family property. First of all below here is a html5 with five paragraph elements.…

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CSS Select Elements Specifically

How can CSS Select Elements Specifically? The most important concept to understand is the parent to child relationship. In any HTML5 document the elements have a hierarchy that functions like a parent to child relationship. For instance a ‘title’ element is a child element inside its parent element the ‘head’ element. The code snippet below…

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