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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Data Types in Java You Need to Know

Java consistently occupies the top spot on lists of the most popular programming languages. If you want to become a software developer, proficiency in Java is a good way to get your foot in the door — whether it’s web, mobile or desktop application development. In this article, we’ll take you through the basics. Keep reading for our overview of primitive data types in Java.



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C++ Loops: What You Need to Know

Like most programming languages, C++ provides built-in tools that allow developers to examine and repeat operations on each element in an array until a condition has been met.

 In this article, we’ll introduce three types of C++ loops, go over use cases for each and touch on scenarios in which you might want to avoid using loops in C++.



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This Three-Time Nanodegree Grad Loves His New Career in Tokyo

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Have you ever thought about a career change, then talked yourself out of it because it didn’t seem possible given your other commitments? It’s easy to do when you’re managing so many other demands—families to care for, bills to pay, personal challenges to overcome. But these demands don’t have to stop you! Mike Farrelly’s story will show you that you career change IS possible, as long as you have a solid plan and you’re prepared to work to find your ideal role.

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This Engineer Learned Front-End Development to Demonstrate the Value of Lifelong Learning

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When Andrew Huschka enrolled in Udacity’s Front-End Web Developer Nanodegree program, he wasn’t aiming to get a promotion or change careers. But he did have something to prove. To himself, and to a special group of students at his alma mater. We spoke with Andrew to learn more about how his Nanodegree program experience enabled him to contribute to an amazing project.

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SQL Distinct — Getting the Basics Down

Relational databases store information in tables — columns that are analogous to elements in a data structure and rows which are one instance of that data structure. In those cases where this data set contains duplicate values (like membership location by state or province) SQL Distinct traverses these data, filters them, and returns just one of each duplicated value (making it easy to determine, for example, the number of members living in each state). SQL Distinct evaluates the span of a particular set of values.

Starting With SQL Distinct

We start with a table of some of Charles Dickens’ characters and the novels in which they appear. This table is imagined not as an exhaustive index of every character but those most worth discovering; it’s a table of the most notable and memorable characters in Dickens’ oeuvre.



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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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