The Friendly Guide to CSS Background Color

Designing an HTML page using CSS allows for an amazing array of options and ideas to bring out your creative output. Applying that creativity through the use of a CSS Background Color is one of the more impactful elements in the CSS toolkit. It stands as a definite cornerstone of design within CSS.   

Quite directly, the CSS Background Color property was created to allow the designer to implement values to the background of an HTML page.  This can range from simple colored background and images to more advanced ideas such as double gradients and multiple layered images. In this brief tutorial, the concepts of the CSS Background Color property will be covered to provide a stable starting point for CSS beginners just getting started.



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CSS Background Shorthand Tutorial

Working with CSS can provide a variety of options for customizing an HTML page. Of the more impactful and direct of these options is the background.  For ease of use, these options can be modified in a collective format via the CSS background-shorthand property. In this short tutorial, the aspects of this property will be reviewed and explained with examples.  

Understanding the “why” for this shorthand usage is key to knowing how to utilize it in CSS. By applying shorthand, the CSS designer can implement multiple property values in a single grouping. Not only can this provide a cleaner code view, but can also save time in design.



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CSS Background Repeat Tutorial

Using a background for an HTML page is a great way to provide extra style and substance for the user experience. Using the CSS Background Repeat property is a direct option to let the background fill the space in use for the page. 

However, there is more to this property than simply repeating the image over and over. In this tutorial, you can take a look at how to fine-tune the values of repetition for the perfect background needs.



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CSS Background Image Tutorial

What a user sees on your webpage has a massive impact on both factors of use and experience for them. Setting the perfect background can be one part artistic know-how and another part technical savvy. 


Within this brief CSS background image tutorial, you will see the latter in action. These concepts will help you get started on your own design path so you can focus on that perfect image to use in your HTML work.



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CSS Background Attachment Tutorial

Using CSS to work with an HTML page background can offer some very creative avenues for design. You can determine where or when you want an image to be displayed for the end-user, as well as why. 

This ensures the direction and purpose of your design stays intact as the user moves through the page. In this brief tutorial, you will cover the basic use of the CSS background-attachment option to help your own design ideas.



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Working with Images and HTML

In this introductory tutorial on images (img) in HTML, we will explore some easy-to-use, creative applications to further enhance your ability to use images on your web page effectively. Additionally, we will explore the types of images you can use, as well as how to best optimize images so that your web page loads easily.



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Udacity Mentor Spotlight: Dipika Chadha Supports Students on Their Learning Journey

Learning something new is challenging. Learning something new independently is even more challenging. Here at Udacity, we work to set up our students for success. And our mentors are a key element for achieving success. 

Meet Dipika Chadha, a freelance UX Designer with an engineering background, a gift for creative problem-solving and a burning passion for supporting students while they learn the tech skills they need to land the job they want. 

In this Mentor Spotlight, we talk to Dipika about her impressive accomplishments, career progression and mentorship role at Udacity.



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